In conjunction with their new exhibition at MOCA, Between gravity and ground, artists Sara Hubbs and Sarah Zapata will be in conversation about their artistic processes and intersecting thematic concerns, moderated by exhibition curator Alexis Wilkinson.
About the artists:
Sara Hubbs completed a BFA in Painting at Arizona State University and an MFA in Visual Art at The George Washington University where she received the Morris Louis Fellowship. Her work has been included in group shows at the Ex-Teresa Arte Cultural in Mexico City, The Delaware Contemporary, Collarworks in Troy, NY, The Tucson Museum of Art and Carnation Contemporary in Portland, OR. In 2023, she presented a solo booth at NADA New York with Everybody from Tucson, AZ. Sara attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at The Cooper Union. She received an R & D Grant from The Arizona Commission on the Arts and was a founding member of the Stew-dio Visit Artist Collective, a recipient of a stART Grant from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. Recently, her work was included in New Glass Review 42 from the Corning Museum of Glass and her collaborative project, DelaLuz, was shown at Espacio CDMX for Design Week Mexico in Mexico City. Sara also founded and operates Millville Artist Studios in Tucson, AZ. She lives with her partner and child in Tucson, AZ.
Sarah Zapata is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She has held solo exhibitions with Museo MATE (Lima), Performance Space New York (NY), Deli Gallery (NY), el Museo del Barrio (NY), amongst others. Her work has been exhibited at the New Museum (NY), Museum of Art and Design (NY), Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (NY), Boston University (MA), LAXART (CA), Paul Kasmin (NY), Arsenal Contemporary (NY), EFA Project Space (NY), Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center (NY). Zapata has also completed residencies at the Museum of Arts and Design (NY), A-Z West (CA), and Wave Hill (NY). She has been the recipient of grants from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Dallas Museum of Art. Zapata was a 2019-2020 Literature Fellow with the Queer Art Mentorship program.