Sara Rouse is an installation artist working to disassemble what it means to witness and to know. She uses elements of drawing, sculpture, and writing to replicate experiences with unknowable images and feelings that are beyond words. She is intrigued by the hubris, vulnerability, and violence embedded in the expansion of knowledge, its history, and ultimately, its limitations. She struggles with abstraction and representation to replicate the grasp of looking, the anticipation of revelation, and the exponentially expanding question of what is hidden and what is unknown.
Rouse earned a B.F.A. in Painting & Drawing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an M.F.A. from the University of Chicago. She has exhibited at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, EXPO Chicago and in Hyde Park Art Center’s Ground Floor exhibition.