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Sara Caporaletti

Sara Caporaletti

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Artist Work

Communion
2016
plaster
Infinite
2017
thread, paper
6" x 6" each
Guardian
2017
plaster, acrylic paint, chicken wire
12" H
Waiting
2017
aluminum screen
12" H
Moon Ring
2019
glow in the dark plastic angels
3" x 3"
Static
2019
plaster, aluminum foil
10 x 8 x 2"

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My recent work sincerely examines my experiences as a practicing Catholic within my identity and life. I am curious about how women and the Church relate, as well as the concept of the term ‘body’ within the Church. Each piece’s content is connected to physical characteristics and metaphorical understandings of how the body can be understood as a literal object and also as an extension of one’s identity. My work is project based and conveyed through a variety of media, such as fabrics, nails, wood, string, and plaster, along with screen prints or written text. The literal process or materials used creates meaning related to my identity or that of Catholicism at large. Much like practicing Christianity, repetition is also a key aspect of my work. I enjoy laboring in the creation of my work and for that dedication and commitment to be on display through scale or content.

Artist Bio

Sara Caporaletti is a visual artist from Maryland. She received her BA in studio art from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD and her MFA in fine art from American University in Washington DC. Her work explores various autobiographical elements related to Catholic religious practices and beliefs through a variety of media. She has participated in the American University Studio MFA Berlin residency with GlogauAIR studios in Berlin, Germany, as well as residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Wesley Theological Seminary. Her work has been included in several group exhibitions at various gallery spaces in the Maryland and DC areas.