Sabina Ott
Sabbatical and Residencies 2014
This is an excellent fall! While my exhibit "here and there pink melon joy" is on view at the Chicago Cultural Center, I will be on sabbatical, granted by Columbia College Chicago and attending two residencies. First, I received a NEA supported fellowship at Ox-Bow Artist Residency in Saugatuck, MI and will be attending September 20 - October 4. Secondly, I will be traveling to Woodside, CA to participate in the Winter Residencies for Alumni at the Djerassi Foundation in the beginning of December.
Who knows what the spring has in store!
And, also, a very busy 2014 so far!
Solo Exhibitions:
Chicago Cultural Center
(September 12 - January 15)

The Franklin, a collaboration with Joe Jeffers, and group show organized by me including Assaf Evron, Alison Ruttan and Alex Tam
(May 8 - June 5)

Group Exhibitions:
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL “Making Space” Curated by Susanne Duramus (April 4 – 28)

Defibulator Gallery, Chicago, IL “Soft Drugs” curated by Teresa Silva (February 12 –March 10)
A very busy Fall 2013
Solo Exhibition: Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL “Ornament”
(November 23 - January 11, 2014)

Group Exhibitions: 2013
Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL “The Tyranny of Good Taste”
Curated by Daniel Orendorff November 14 - January 25 traveling to
The Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO) February 7 – March 22, 2014

LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL Three - person exhibition (October 12- November 10)

6018 North@ Art Expo, Chicago, IL “Home” September 19 – 21

Peregrine Programs, Chicago, IL April 14- 21

Dock 6 Design & Art 3: May 4th, 5th
Dock 6 is proud to present our 3rd show in the bi-annual Design and Art Series.

New work will be on display from Dock 6 partners Carson Maddox Studios, Lagomorph Design, Navillus Woodworks, SAP Design, Thomeworks, zakrose and -ism furniture.

Guest curator Oscar Arriola has chosen a group of artists to show throughout the 30,000 square foot Dock 6 facility. The Design and Art Series puts furniture design and fine art side by side in the industrial setting of the Dock 6 shop, simultaneously highlighting the symbiotic relationship of the two mediums and embracing their intrinsic differences. Participating artists are: Chris Kerr, Jim Zimpel, Angel Harrold, Ghetto Po, Jourdon Gullett, Uriel Correa, Taylor Hokanson, Phoebe Fisher, Sabina Ott, James Jankowiak, Tom Torluemke, Jo Dery, Ryan Duggan, M. Tuteur, Jeff Forsythe, and Russ White.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 from 6pm-midnight
Open through Saturday, May 5 from 11am-4pm
Dock 6 is located at 4200 W. Diversey, Chicago IL
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981
I'm very excited to be included in the catalogue for Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, essay written by art historian Kristine Stiles titled, Negotive Affirmative. The essay by Kristine Stiles is a documentation of the punk period in San Francisco and the alternative art spaces and practices that thrived there. She chronicles the alternative space I co-founded called Jet Wave, as well as my art work. Thank you, Kristine!
"To perceive the invisible in you"
A Transmedia Installation
Saint Xavier University
SXU Gallery
3700 West 103rd Street,
Chicago, IL 60655

March 14- April 4th 2012

March 20, 3:30 pm
Conversation with the Artist and Alison Fraunhar, Ph.D, Associate Professor
SXU Art & Design Department

The SXU Gallery presents an exhibition of new work by the artist, educator and curator Sabina Ott. To perceive the invisible in you is a transmedia installation of artworks that blur the boundary between functional, decorative and fine arts. These hybrid artworks are neither wholly functional nor purely aesthetic; they're both and neither. They produce a state of suspension, creating an opening for a different kind of experience , one embodying both Object and subject. The thing and the reflection of the thing become one and the same..
Is It What?

Hinge Gallery
1955 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Opening reception Saturday March 3rd 6pm – 9pm
March 3rd – May 5th, 2012

Curated by What It Is

What It Is, is a project space and gallery based in Chicago, IL founded by artists Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes at their residence in Oak Park, IL. For two and a half years artists were invited to interact with their domestic space and encouraged to literally play with the fabric of the house. Resulting projects over this period of time include site-specific installations in the kitchen, bedrooms, living room, bathroom and backyard. “Is It What?” is a group exhibition featuring sixteen artists who have worked with What It Is over this period of time.

“Is It What?” includes the work of the following artists: Lise Haller Baggesen, Man Bartlett (Brooklyn), Bradley Bullock (Carterville), Jacob Crose, Theodore Darst, Jonathan Franklin, Troy Hagenbart (Brooklyn), Selena Jones, Sabina Ott, Rob Ray (Los Angeles), Andrew Rigsby, Sara Schnadt (Los Angeles), Stoic Swine (Seattle), Channel Two: Jessica Westbrook and Adam Trowbridge, Anthony R. Vizzari, Michelle Wasson.
Quad Core: WHAT IT IS
What It Is
23 East Madison,
Chicago, IL, 60602
Madison & Wabash

Theodore Darst, Paul Hertz, Selena Jones and Sabina Ott

Opening reception Thursday, February 9th, 2012. 5 – 8pm
February 9th - March 10th, 2012.
Gallery hours Weds – Saturday noon – 5pm

Our first exhibition at the new space will be Quad Core a group show featuring Theodore Darst, Paul Hertz, Selena Jones and Sabina Ott. It opens on Thursday February 9th and runs through March 10th, 2012. Quad Core exhibits four different artists whose core processes connect aesthetically and conceptually in interesting and surprising ways.

For Quad Core, Sabina Ott "challenges the viewer with objects that are at once all things and none. Her sculptures, paintings, mixed media works and video installations draw upon many reference points and perspectives. Are they plants or paintings? Landscapes or topographical surveys? Ott is a neo cubist – using the Internet to synthesize many different viewpoints and perspectives into a single cohesive body of work."
The Happiness Project @ 23 Madison Street Nov. 10 - Dec. 4. 2011
Created and curated by Tricia Van Eck, The Happiness Project is a series of events and exhibitions addressing the notion and search for happiness |.

My contribution is "seat of sensation (where) hope is the thing with feathers", a site specific installation that is a relaxation station complete with a meditative video, faux fur covered floor and furry bean bag chairs, mirrors, a bowl of goldfish and digital ink jet prints of clouds in a blue sky.

Other projects include Jason Lazarus's video booth for people to record and survey their thoughts on happiness; Amber Ginsburg and Lia Rousett will provide 50 tap shoes for the public; Adelheid Mers is mapping out connections between aesthetics, pleasure, and the brain; and Experimental Sound Studio with Olivia Block and Joseph Mills will create "Laughter and Tears,” a surround-sound installation at Millennium Park’s on November 4 and 5, 2011.

Other artists in individual spaces are Gwenyth Anderson, Justin Cabrillos, Derek Chan, Noé Cuellar, Meg Duguid, Dora Garcia, Theaster Gates, Carsten Holler, Kirsten Leenaars, Lou Mallozzi, Jennifer Mills, Sabina Ott, John Preus, Jan Tichy, Natasha Wheat, and Artur Zmijewski, among others.
Work With Me
Work With Me

Organized by Jennifer Murray

August 11- September 17, 2011
Public Reception and Art Walk: September 8th, 5-8 pm

Collaboration is a process where two or more people or groups work together to realize a shared goal. More than the intersection of ideas, true collaboration is a deep, collective investigation of a common endeavor. Work With Me highlights the collaborative process through a representation of strategies, methodologies or discursive practices.

Participating artists include Laura Davis and Paul Hopkin; Compassionate Action Enterprises; Whitney Huber and Delmore Lazar; Industry of the Ordinary; Sabina Ott and Alison Rhoades; Petra Probstner, Miklos Simon, and Gyorgy Orban; Evan Ward, Glenn Wexler, and Mary Martin; Jim Zimpel and essayist Ames Hawkins.