Sara Cwynar is a multifaceted mix media artist based in Brooklyn, working in photography, installation and bookmaking. Last week's Los Angeles Art Book Fair marked the launch of her second book, Kitsch Encyclopedia, released with Blonde Art Books, which will be followed by a forthcoming book this spring, "Pictures of Pictures" published with the Printed Matter Emerging Artists Publication Series.
Her roster of upcoming solo exhibitions includes Chelsea's Foxy Production in April, and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in Philadelphia later this year. As a former staff graphic designer at the New York Times Magazine, she has worked for clients such as Lucky Peach, Bloomberg Businessweek and Sub Pop Records.
Working with a keen eye and an obsessive tendency for collecting and archiving images, this habit also lends well to her Instagram. We asked Sara to share some of her unshared B-Sides, and to tell us more about her artistic process.
"My art practice involves a constant collecting and re-working of an ever-growing collection of objects and images, some of which I find and some of which I take myself, often using my iPhone as a reference tool. This results in thousands of pictures of other pictures, objects, and random things that might work their way into something eventually. These are some of these images."