Sarah Sudhoff is a Cuban-American artist and community advocate based in Houston, Tx. Utilizing socially engaged and participatory actions, her work explores the intimate themes of motherhood, illness, vulnerability, and mortality through her gendered, bodily, and lived experiences. Sudhoff's works can be categorized into three areas of concern: Ethics of Care (healthcare/ self-care), Artistic Social Practice, and Data Visualization. Her practice holds the subjective and objective in tension. And she believes that the personal echoes a much larger political arena of current events.

Sudhoff explores through her intimate photographs and performance themes of subjectivity, objectivity, and vulnerability in her works, with a particular focus on self-care and the care of others.

Her work has been exhibited at Blaffer Art Museum, McNay Art Museum, Donggang Photo Museum, Austin Museum of Art, Pioneer Works, Luckman Gallery, Magenta Foundation, Filter Photo, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Galveston Arts Center, and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. 

Articles including her work have appeared in The New York Times, Wired, Time, Cabinet, and Southwest Contemporary. Sudhoff’s research and residencies have been supported by Artpace, Tiffany Foundation, Penland School of Craft, McColl Art Center, Houston Arts Alliance, Kinsey Institute, the DoSeum, and DOMUS Artist Residency in Italy. 

Sudhoff’s recent exhibitions include; Massey Klein Gallery, New York; grayDuck, Austin; Andrew Durham Gallery, Houston; Sculpture Month Houston; Gatewood Gallery, UNC, Greensboro; and Visual Arts Center, Richmond.

Sudhoff completed an MFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design, New York, and a BA in Journalism and Photography from the University of Texas at Austin.


Sarah Sudhoff CV

2023 Idea Fund, Artist grant for Innovative, Experimental, Public-Facing Visual Art Projects
2022 Houston Arts Alliance, Supporting Artists and Creative Individuals Grant
2021 Houston Arts Alliance, City Initiative grant
2020 Interior Life, Filter Photo, Chicago, Illinois, Honorable Mention
2020 Houston Arts Alliance, Individual grant recipient
2020 Extremely Shorts Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, Honorable Mention
2020 Female in Focus, Center for Fine Art Photography, Honorable Mention
2019 Houston Arts Alliance, Individual grant recipient
2017 Houston Arts Alliance, Individual grant recipient
2013 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Visual arts grant recipient
2011 Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward winner
2010 Artist Foundation of San Antonio, Visual arts grant recipient
2010 Daylight and Center for Documentary Studies, Honorable Mention
2010 En Foco New Works Award #14, Honorable Mention
2008 Photographic Center Northwest, Honorable Mention
2008 Photolucida, Critical Mass Top 50
2007 Texas National, First Prize
2006 Fulbright, Finalist–Research in Cervical Cancer Treatment in Thailand 

2023 DOMUS Art Residency, Galatina LE, Italy (June-July)
2023 Penland School of Craft, Bakersville, NC (January-February)
2022 McColl Art Center, Charlotte, NC (Spring-Summer)
2020 The DoSeum Artist-in-Residence, San Antonio, TX (October-May)
2012 Artpace, 12.3 Artist-in-Residence, San Antonio, TX (September-December)
2010 The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Bloomington, IN (December) 

2024 Not a Drill, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN 
2024 Not a Drill, grayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX
2024 The Past is Ever Present, Andrew Durham Gallery, Houston, TX
2023 Not a Drill, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
2023 Vigil for the 21, Canopy Projects, Austin, TX
2023 Breach of Protocol, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Houston, TX
2023 Location: Houston, Aurora Picture Show, TX
2023 Performance Measures, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX
2022 Sound Signatures:She Said, He Said, Satellite Art Fair, Miami-Beach, FLA
2022 Material Witness, Ellio Fine art, Houston, TX
2022 The Deconstructed Pulse, Ivester Contemporary, Austin, TX
2022 Sound Signatures:She Said, He Said, McColl Art Center, Charolette, NC
2022 Focusing Screen, ICOSA Collective, Austin, TX
2021 El Recuerdo, Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston, TX
2021 The Reading Brain, The Houston Health Museum, Houston, TX
2020 The Reading Brain, The DoSeum, San Antonio, TX
2020 Point of Origin, grayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX
2019 Point of Origin, Cindy Lisica Gallery Houston, TX
2019 Objective Histories, The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Houston, TX
2019 Slice of Life, Houston Heath Museum, Houston, TX
2019 Surrender, Satellite Art Fair, SXSW, Austin, TX
2019 Wired 2.0: Independent Variable, Experimental Performance Festival, Houston, TX
2017 After you’re done, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Precious Metal, grayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX
2016 Precious Metal, G Gallery, Houston, TX
2014 Supply and Demand, French and Michigan Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2012 Single Use Only, Artpace, San Antonio, TX
2012 Artists Looking at Art, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
2011 At the Hour of Our Death, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
2011 Femininity Constructed, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX
2010 At the Hour of Our Death, De Santos Gallery, Houston, TX
2010 2217, Cactus Bra Space, San Antonio, TX
2009 Rx, IPS Gallerie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2009 Repository, Art League Houston, Houston, TX 

2024 Self Adjacent, Massey Klein Gallery, New York, NY
2023 The Sleep of Reason, Sculpture Month Houston, TX
2023 Self Adjacent, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA
2023 Rise: Volume One, Throughline Collective, Houston, TX
2023 Center Annual, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
2022 Travel Distance, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX
2022 Cared For, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX
2021 Out of Office, Collar Works, Troy, NY
2021 Behind Every Beautiful Thing, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2021 Carriers: The Body as a Site of Danger and Desire, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX
2021 195th Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland
2020 Interior Life, Filter Photo, Chicago, IL
2019 Unveiled, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO
2018 Visual Pathology, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
2016 International Photo Festival, DongGang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol, S. Korea
2016 Political, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL
2016 Care, a rehearsal, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL
2016 FRESH 2016, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Mother of the Year: Between strength and crisis,  LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
2015 Project Afterbirth: 21st Century Pregnancy, birth and early parenthood in Art, WhiteMoose Gallery, Devon, UK
2015 Grief, Trauma, Loss: the art of bereavement, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, UK
2014 After Life, The Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Nature, Nurture, Torture, Sala Jesus Gallardo Instituto de Cultura de Leon, Mexico
2012 What Cannot be Cured Must be Endured, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
2011 Flash Forward Festival, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2011 PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland
2011 SUBStainability, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2010 Select Gender, Farmani Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Amalgamations 25, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX
2009 New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
2009 Hysteria: Past Yet Present, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 

2023 The Body as Site, University of Texas at Dallas, TX. April 26
2023 Norms and Storms Symposium, University of Leeds, England. April 11
2023 Reproductive Landscapes, Museum of Motherhood, St. Petersburg, FLA. March 24-26
2022 Material Selves Symposium, University of London, England. June 13
2021 The Body as Material, Rice University, Houston, TX. October 26
2021 The Body as Material, University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, IL. September 1
2021 Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference, Oxford, England. June 22
2021 The Body as Material, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. April 14
2021 The Body as Material, El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX. March
2021 Carriers: Body as a Site of Danger and Desire, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX, March 8
2020 Will You Hug Me Forever, Filter Photo, Chicago, IL. September 11
2020 The Lived Experience, Parsons the New School for Design, NY. June 8-9
2020 The Lived Experience, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. April 24
2019 The Lived Experience, University of Texas at Austin, TX. October 3
2019 The Reading Brain, Houston Health Museum, Houston, TX, September 12 

2023 An Artist and a Mother, Demeter Press
2021 Bodies//Boundaries, Volume 1, Southwest Contemporary
2020 Artpace at 25, Lucia Marquand
2015 RabenMütter Zwischen–Kraft und Krise: Mütterbilder von 1900 bis heute, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz
2014 Supply and Demand, French & Michigan Gallery
2014 Die Nacht Magazine, Issue 15
2013 Cabinet Magazine, December
2013 TRUNK Volume Two: Blood
2012 Abaton, Issue 6, Des Moines University Literary Journal
2012 Contexts, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University
2012 What Cannot be Cured Must be Endured, Rutgers University
2012 War Issue, Veine Magazine
2011 Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation
2009 Sarah Sudhoff: REPOSITORY, Self-published
2009 The Collectors Guide to Emerging Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation
2009 Hysteria: Past yet Present, Rutgers University
2008 New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch, Austin Museum of Art 

2023 Natalie Hegert, “Finding Equilibrium, Releasing Pressure,” Glasstire, March 22
2022 Caroline Frost, “On Reflections and Examinations: An Interview with Sarah Sudhoff, Glasstire,February 22
2022 Steven Matijcio, “Cared For,” Blaffer Art Museum, October
2022 Jonell Logan, “Inaugural Parent and Educator Artist-in-residence,” McColl Art Center, July
2020 Kaylan Buteyn, “Sharing the Highs and Lows of the Journey as a Single Artist/Mama” Artist Mother Podcast, October 5
2020 Kathleen Petty, “The Brain at Work,” San Antonio Magazine, October
2020 Jack Morgan, “Doseum’s New Artist In Residence Digs Deep for Inspiration,” Texas Public Radio, San Antonio, Texas, July
2020 Jill Schroeder, “Point of Origin,” DUCK Blind, Austin, Texas, March
2017 Ella Jacobson, “An Unsensational, Deeply Intimate Look at Human Sexuality,” Hyperallergic,New York, New York, October
2014 Elda Silva, “Photographer Aims Lens at Herself,” San Antonio Express News, August 24
2014 Anne Strainchamps, “Death and Dying,” To the Best of Our Knowledge, May, 20, 2012
2012 Nicholas McClelland, “Objects of Sex: ‘Wired’ at the Kinsey Institute,” Time.com, February 15
2011 Pete Brook, “Stained Fabrics Reveal Death’s Mess,” Wired.com, March 1
2010 Walley Films, At the Hour of Our Death, Glasstire, October 19 

2006 Master of Fine Arts, Photography and Related Media, Parsons The New School For Design, New York, New York
1999 Bachelor of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

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