Chris Sauter was selected for ArtPace’s International Artist-in-Residence Program by curator and cultural critic Okwui Enwezor, the Artistic Director of Documenta XI and Adjunct Curator at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Chris Sauter’s conceptually driven installations and sculptures experiment with form and material, injecting humor and materiality into domestic and social subjects. Working with non-traditional materials, including bread, clothing and existing architecture, Sauter deconstructs and exposes the inner workings of domestic space and science through meticulous craftsmanship and transformation of materials. Earlier works have included an exploded model of skin, complete with veins and hair follicles made of bread, and a life-size replica of a kitchen floating above a shallow pool of water, home to a family of minnows.
Chris Sauter was born in 1971 in San Antonio, Texas. He holds a B.A. from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, where he also teaches painting and drawing, and a M.F.A. from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Throughout the late 1990s, Sauter has exhibited his work in galleries and exhibition spaces in Texas, including group shows at Blue Star Art Space and Cactus Bra in San Antonio; Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington; and James Gallery, Houston. In 1999 his work was included in Hallwalls Art Space’s exhibition, Phenotypology, and P.S. 1’s exhibition, Generation Z.