Sarah Langsam is a sculptor and public installation artist working in Northern New Jersey and the New York City Metro Area. Most well known for her wooden mosaics and utilization of rings, Langsam’s work investigates and celebrates the individual, while also juxtaposing concepts of unity and togetherness.
After graduating from The University of Delaware with a BFA, Langsam discovered her love for public installation during a 2014 residency at Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, MN. Since then, Langsam has exhibited public art nationally in a variety of settings. She’s installed multiple pieces at indoor spaces including the St. Croix Falls Public Library (Wisconsin) and the Nashville International Airport (Tennessee). She’s exhibited outdoor installations along hiking trails, on the façade of buildings, and in public parks. Most recently, Langsam was commissioned to create a permanent September 11th memorial, which is installed in Crescent Park (Millburn, New Jersey). The large scale commission enabled Langsam to expand her practice and fabricate in steel rather than wood.
Langsam’s smaller works have also been shown nationally in group exhibitions, including Seen from the Anthropocene at One Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn, NY) and In/Finite Earth at The Smithsonian Institution’s S. Dillon Ripley Center (Washington DC) where she was the first place award winner. In 2017, Langsam debuted her first solo show at Allen Lane’s Art Center (Philadelphia, PA). In 2021, Langsam’s work was purchased by The VSA (the international organization on arts and disability) and Office of Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (Washington DC) for their permanent collection, which includes works by other notable artists such as Andy Warhol and Dale Chihuly.
As an adult living with multiple mental health disorders, Langsam identifies with the disabled community. When not working on her professional artmaking practice, Langsam teaches art to other adults with disabilities.