Sarah S. Mallory

Sarah S. Mallory is a multi-media fiber and book artist who has spent the past year creating artwork for exhibition and publication across the country and in the New York area.

Born in Seattle, Washington, and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Sarah received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.  Upon graduating, Sarah was the recipient of the Fred A. Hillbruner Undergraduate Fellowship for her achievements in book arts, as well as the William Merchant R. French Undergraduate Fellowship for her achievements in fiber and material studies.

Influenced by off-campus study at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, Sarah began to infuse her book arts and fiber practice with the complex patterns, textures, and details of the natural world. By intricately cutting, layering, and stitching various colors of paper, Sarah creates illustration series, books, and large-scale installations that provide a whimsical lens into our surroundings on Earth and, occasionally, other fictional lands.

During her eight-month residency at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Sarah will continue to pursue her book-making practice and investigate “unbound” formats and larger scale installed-paper narratives influenced by the natural world. She will be with HCCC through June, 2015.  To learn more about her work, visit