Sara Cwynar

Sara Cwynar (b. 1985, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is interested in the way that images accumulate, endure, and change in value over time. Her conceptual photographs and films involve constant archiving and re-presentation of collected visual materials, layering diverse imagery with references to art theory. The works intricately recall advertisements, retail catalogues, and old art history textbooks. Her visual assemblages meditate on how vernacular images shape collective world views, and how those ideals can change through time and contextual manipulation. Cwynar was one of the recipients of the 2020 Sobey Art Award, the 2020 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and the 2021 Shpilman Photography Prize. She earned her Bachelor of Design from York University in 2010 and her MFA from Yale University in 2016. In 2014, she was awarded the Printed Matter Emerging Artists Publication Series and published her first monograph, entitled Kitsch Encyclopedia, with Blonde Art Books. A monograph of Cwynar’s work, entitled Glass Life, was published in 2021 by Aperture with the Remai Modern.

Cwynar has exhibited at international museums including the ICA Los Angeles, LACMA, Los Angeles; Remai Modern, Saskatoon; The Guggenheim Museum, MoMA PS1, Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Oakville Galleries, Oakville; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; the Fondazione Prada, Milano; and among others, and international galleries including The Approach, London; Foxy Production, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Cooper Cole, Toronto; M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; and Fluxia Gallery, Milan. Her work is in the permanent collections museums including the Guggenheim Museum (New York), SFMoMA (San Francisco), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas), Minneapolis Insitute of Art (Minneapolis), Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee), and the Museum of Modern Art (New York). Cwynar currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

 

 

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Flower on Digital Sky 1

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Sara Cwynar – Flower on Digital Sky 1, 2023

Archival pigment print mounted to Dibond

Edition of 3, 2 AP

54" X 44"
137.16cm X 111.76cm

S.C0348

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Flower on TV Screen

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Sara Cwynar – Flower on TV Screen, 2023

Archival pigment print mounted to Dibond

Edition of 3, 2 AP

30" X 24"
76.2cm X 60.96cm

S.C0349

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S/S 23, Foam

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Sara Cwynar – S/S 23, Foam, 2023

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Contemporary Floral Arrangement (#14.551 (1967) a matter of style)

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Sara Cwynar – Contemporary Floral Arrangement (#14.551 (1967) a matter of style), 2022

Archival pigment print on premium lustre

Edition of 3, 2 AP

60" X 44"
152.4cm X 111.76cm

S.C0138

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Video Index for Exhibition “Apple” Toronto

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Sara Cwynar – Video Index for Exhibition “Apple” Toronto, 2022

Video Installation

Unique

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Apple for Scale (after Steve Jobs)

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Sara Cwynar – Apple for Scale (after Steve Jobs), 2022

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

Framed

30" X 24" X 1.25"
76.2cm X 60.96cm X 3.17cm

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Ambassadors, Apple, Animals I

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Sara Cwynar – Ambassadors, Apple, Animals I, 2022

Unique Collage on archival pigment print mounted to sintra and plexiglass

65 " X 43.5"
0cm X 110.49cm

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Ambassadors, Apple, Animals II

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Sara Cwynar – Ambassadors, Apple, Animals II, 2022

Collage on archival pigment print mounted to sintra

Framed

65" X 43.5"
165.1cm X 110.49cm

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Ambassadors, Animals Apples III

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Sara Cwynar – Ambassadors, Animals Apples III, 2022

Collage on archival pigment print mounted to sintra and Plexiglas

Framed

31" X 25" X 3"
78.74cm X 63.5cm X 7.62cm

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Doll Index 1, 1779-1950

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Sara Cwynar – Doll Index 1, 1779-1950, 2022

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

Framed

87.5" X 60" X 1.25"
222.25cm X 152.4cm X 3.17cm

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Virginia from SSENSE.com in the Pink Rose Prada skirt II

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Sara Cwynar – Virginia from SSENSE.com in the Pink Rose Prada skirt II, 2022

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

Framed

30" X 24" X 1.25"
76.2cm X 60.96cm X 3.17cm

Sara Cwynar

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date (fake) from perfectrolex.io

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Sara Cwynar – Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date (fake) from perfectrolex.io, 2022

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

Framed

30" X 24" X 1.25"
76.2cm X 60.96cm X 3.17cm

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Pantyhose

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Sara Cwynar – Pantyhose – Nude, Suntan, Yellow, 2022

Collage on archival pigment print mounted to sintra and Plexiglass

Framed

87.5" X 60" X 1.25"
222.25cm X 152.4cm X 3.17cm

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Peony I

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Sara Cwynar – Peony I, 2022

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

Framed

52" X 44" X 1.25"
132.08cm X 111.76cm X 3.17cm

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Peony II

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Sara Cwynar – Peony II, 2022

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

Framed

30" X 24" X 1.25"
76.2cm X 60.96cm X 3.17cm

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Guts

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Sara Cwynar – Guts, 2020

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

Framed

46.5" X 37.5" X 1.25"
118.11cm X 95.25cm X 3.17cm

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Fawn (Protection from Predators)

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Sara Cwynar – Fawn (Protection from Predators), 2020

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

Framed

46.5" X 35" X 1.25"
118.11cm X 88.9cm X 3.17cm

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Apple Red/Grass Green/Sky Blue, Institute of Contemporary Art

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Sara Cwynar – Apple Red/Grass Green/Sky Blue, Institute of Contemporary Art, 2022

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

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Source, Remai Modern

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Sara Cwynar – Source, Remai Modern, 2021

Saskatoon, Canada

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Off the Record, The Guggenheim

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Sara Cwynar – Off the Record, The Guggenheim, 2021

New York, USA

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Fawn (Protection from Predators)

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Sara Cwynar – Fawn (Protection from Predators), 2020

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

46.5" X 35"
118.11cm X 88.9cm

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Guts

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Sara Cwynar – Guts, 2020

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

46.5" X 37.5"
118.11cm X 95.25cm

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Sahara from SSENSE.com with Swimmers from TurboSquid.com

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Sara Cwynar – Sahara from SSENSE.com with Swimmers from TurboSquid.com, 2020

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

46.5" X 53.5"
118.11cm X 135.89cm

Sara Cwynar

Oops (Tools of Power)

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Sara Cwynar – Oops (Tools of Power), 2020

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

46.5" X 87.5"
118.11cm X 222.25cm

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Gilded Age II

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Sara Cwynar – Gilded Age II, 2019

Vancouver, Canada

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Hands (Photographed by Graphics Studio, Milwaukee)

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Sara Cwynar – Hands (Photographed by Graphics Studio, Milwaukee), 2019

Archival pigment print mounted to dibond

Edition of 3, 2 AP

52.5" X 42.5"
133.35cm X 107.95cm

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Hands II (Photographed by Graphics Studio, Milwaukee)

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Sara Cwynar – Hands II (Photographed by Graphics Studio, Milwaukee), 2019

Archival pigment print mounted to dibond

Edition of 3, 2 AP

52.5" X 42.5"
133.35cm X 107.95cm

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Board Room (Photographed by Graphics Studio, Milwaukee)

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Sara Cwynar – Board Room (Photographed by Graphics Studio, Milwaukee), 2019

Archival pigment print mounted to dibond

Edition of 3, 2 AP

34" X 43"
86.36cm X 109.22cm

Sara Cwynar

Tracy (Rupt, Meaning Break Burst)

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Sara Cwynar – Tracy (Rupt, Meaning Break Burst), 2017

Dye sublimation print on aluminium

Edition of 3, 2 AP

30" X 38"
76.2cm X 96.52cm

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Tracy (Pink Grid Look Up)

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Sara Cwynar – Tracy (Pink Grid Look Up), 2017

Pigment print mounted on Dibond

Edition of 3, 2 AP

30" X 38"
76.2cm X 96.52cm

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Tracy (Pink Grid Look Down)

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Sara Cwynar – Tracy (Pink Grid Look Down), 2017

Pigment print mounted on Dibond

Edition of 3, 2 AP

30" X 38"
76.2cm X 96.52cm

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Tracy (Red Roses)

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Sara Cwynar – Tracy (Red Roses), 2017

Dye sublimation on aluminium

Edition of 3, 2 AP

30" X 38"
76.2cm X 96.52cm

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Tracy (Moschino)

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Sara Cwynar – Tracy (Moschino), 2017

Dye sublimation print on aluminium

Edition of 3, 2 AP

30" X 38"
76.2cm X 96.52cm

Sara Cwynar

Ultra Cosmetics (Nail Polish Forty Fabulous Shades)

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Sara Cwynar – Ultra Cosmetics (Nail Polish Forty Fabulous Shades), 2018

Archival pigment print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

30" X 38"
76.2cm X 96.52cm

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Yellow Grid

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Sara Cwynar – Yellow Grid, 2017

Pigment print mounted on Dibond

Edition of 3, 2 AP

43" X 52"
109.22cm X 132.08cm

Sara Cwynar

Tracy (Chanel)

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Sara Cwynar – Tracy (Chanel), 2017

Dye sublimation print on aluminum mounted on Dibond

Edition of 3, 2 AP

43" X 54"
109.22cm X 137.16cm

Sara Cwynar

Royalty Diamond Display No. 25

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Sara Cwynar – Royalty Diamond Display No. 25, 2016

Archival inkjet print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

48" X 36"
121.92cm X 91.44cm

Sara Cwynar

Deluxe All Star Display No.45

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Sara Cwynar – Deluxe All Star Display No.45, 2016

Archival inkjet print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

48" X 36"
121.92cm X 91.44cm

Sara Cwynar

Three Hands

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Sara Cwynar – Three Hands, 2016

Sublimation print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

70" X 96"
177.8cm X 243.84cm

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Hands (Re-enactment)

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Sara Cwynar – Hands (Re-enactment), 2016

Archival inkjet print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

61" X 96"
154.94cm X 243.84cm

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Hand Model (Kodak)

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Sara Cwynar – Hand Model (Kodak), 2016

Edition of 3, 2 AP

16" X 20"
40.64cm X 50.8cm

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You Never Look at Me From The Place I See You 2

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Sara Cwynar – You Never Look at Me From The Place I See You 2, 2016

Archival inkjet print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

30" X 24"
76.2cm X 60.96cm

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You Never Look at Me From The Place I See You 1

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Sara Cwynar – You Never Look at Me From The Place I See You 1, 2016

Archival inkjet print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

30" X 24"
76.2cm X 60.96cm

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You Never Look at Me From The Place I See You 3

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Sara Cwynar – You Never Look at Me From The Place I See You 3, 2016

Archival inkjet print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

30" X 24"
76.2cm X 60.96cm

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Flat Death

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Sara Cwynar – Flat Death, 2013

Installation at Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada.

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Pictures of Pens II

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Sara Cwynar – Pictures of Pens II, 2016

Chromogenic print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

53" X 43"
134.62cm X 109.22cm

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Pictures of Pencils II

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Sara Cwynar – Pictures of Pencils II, 2016

Chromegenic print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

53" X 43"
134.62cm X 109.22cm

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Business Trip 1 (Handshake)

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Sara Cwynar – Business Trip 1 (Handshake), 2016

Archival inkjet print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

40" X 32"
101.6cm X 81.28cm

Sara Cwynar

Business Trip 2 (Measurement)

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Sara Cwynar – Business Trip 2 (Measurement), 2016

Archival inkjet print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

40" X 32"
101.6cm X 81.28cm

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Business Trip 3 (Point)

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Sara Cwynar – Business Trip 3 (Point), 2016

Archival inkjet print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

40" X 32"
101.6cm X 81.28cm

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Presidential Index

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Sara Cwynar – Presidential Index, 2015

Archival pigment print mounted to Plexiglas (in fourteen panels)

Edition of 3, 2 AP