Sabrina Haertig Gonzalez is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist working across sculpture, installation, scheme, and text. Her practice of augmenting and collapsing ontological divides between bodies, objects, and products through their materiality and consumption looks to locate perverse, absurd phenomena within the commercial economy. She hopes to encourage an imaginative capacity for post-colonial, post-apocalyptic reform by defamiliarizing our conditioned lexicon for exchange and foregrounding narratives of the extracted. As of late, she is experimenting with the potential of facilitating co-creation and physical activation through hybridized sculptural intervention around female and working-class labor. Could a work manifest sovereignty by heightening one’s awareness of the exhaustive economy through bodily implication?
Gonzalez received her BFA in 2022 from Cornell University and was among the 42 students awarded Merrill Presidential Scholars of 15,500 undergraduates for her leadership, academic performance, and positive impact within the College of Architecture, Art, and Urban Planning. She is also the recipient of the Presidential Rawlings scholarship, the Edith Adams and Walter King Stone Memorial Prize, served as the Degree Marshall for her graduating class and was awarded the Faculty Medal of Art upon graduation. Her work has been highlighted across multiple community publications as she’s participated in a series of solo and group exhibitions, including My Best Self at The Soil Factory, Ithaca, NY, and Connections II at the Fowler- Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY. Having returned from the Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program and the ACRE Program, Gonzalez is preparing for an upcoming solo exhibition in NYC and is joining curatorial-collective Ortega y Gasset as its youngest Co-Director.