Repeated patterns like a metal grate, a brick wall, the grids on vents and stockroom shelving become symbols of order, logic, system. My work focuses on the strangeness of these systems when viewed up close, through an intimate lens, or when distorted. My interest in domestic order and architectural intervention comes from a desire to communicate queer experience within normative culture. Through words, prints, structures, sound, and video, I look at the seams of a solid structure, imagine where they might come undone, and pull at the threads of assumed logic and identity.


Sarah Grisham is a Philadelphia based artist who works with printmaking techniques to create multimedia installations. Her studio practice focuses on silkscreen, relief, etching, drawing, video, and writing. She has been involved in community arts projects and group exhibitions in Philadelphia and is interested in collaborative practices and alternative systems of creative organizing.