Sarah W. Haviland

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Professor of Art
Music and Art


Office: F-1130T

Office Hours: Music and Art, Fiterman Hall 1130T

Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5227


Professor and sculptor Sarah Haviland has exhibited her abstract/figurative sculptures and installations in galleries, parks, museums, and public institutions locally, nationally, and internationally, including permanent works at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey; Pratt Sculpture Park in Brooklyn, New York; and the NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan. She has a sculpture on view in the collection of Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.

Professor Haviland was awarded a US Fulbright Fellowship for creative research and teaching in Taiwan, September 2018-January 2019. In 2015 she was one of nine artists chosen from 56 countries to be part of the 2015 International Environment Art Project in Taiwan, for which she created an outdoor environmental artwork exhibited on the grounds of the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology in Keelung.

In addition to teaching sculpture and other classes at BMCC, Professor Haviland inaugurated the BMCC Sculpture Club and works closely with students on independent sculpture projects. She guides aspiring student artists toward opportunities such as scholarship workshops at the Modern Art Foundry in Astoria, Queens, and helps them explore art-making with new resources such as the MakerBot 3D printer housed in the Music and Art Department in Fiterman Hall. Professor Haviland also chairs the Fiterman Gallery Faculty Committee that organizes student and faculty exhibitions at BMCC.
Professor Haviland’s awards include a Creativity Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, fellowships from the New York and New Jersey State Arts Councils, and residencies at Sculpture Space, Skowhegan, and Yaddo. Her work reveals her interests in images of women, human and natural gesture, the implications of mirrors, human-bird mythology around the world, as well as the fields of environmental and public art.


Sculpture, Public Art, Environmental Art, Mythology in Contemporary Culture, Feminist Theory, Contemporary Art, Art


  • M.F.A. Hunter College, CUNY, Combined Media,
  • B.A. Yale University, Special Distinction in Art,

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


2017 Flatiron Prow Art Space installation, Rise Above, NYC, curator Cheryl McGinnis
2015 National Museum of Marine Science & Technology, Black Kite Bench, International
Environmental Art Project, Keelung, Taiwan, curator Jane Ingram Allen
2017-2015 Beacon 3D, Aerie, Lustration, Columbina, Beacon, NY, curator Eleni Smolen
2015 SculptureNow at The Mount, Apparition, Lenox, MA
2015 Lightscapes, Historic Hudson Valley, Fireflies, Croton, NY
2015 Highland Falls Sculpture Walk, Highland Falls, Aerie, NY
2013 Ossining Bicentennial Sculpture Exhibition, Crossroads Aerie, Ossining, NY
2012 Peekskill Project V, pop-up installation, Aviary Window, Peekskill, NY
2010 Chesterwood, Blue Immortality, Stockbridge, MA, juror Richard Klein
2010 SculptureNow, I Saw the Wind Within Her, Lee, MA
2010 Hudson Highlands Land Trust, Habitat for Artists, Becoming a Bird, Garrison, NY
2009 Fulton-Ferry Park, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Phoenix, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Habitat for Artists, Historic Huguenot Street, Bird-Making Habitat, New Paltz, NY
2008 Peekskill Project IV, Reflection Bench, Riverfront Green, Peekskill, NY
2006 Peekskill Project III, Portraits in Miniature, Field Library Bookstore, Peekskill, NY
2005 Peekskill Project II, Inner Light:Quakers in Peekskill,Casola Gallery, Peekskill, NY
2005 John Jay College Lobby, Invisible/Invincible, NYC, curator Thalia Vrachopoulos
2004 Peekskill Project I, Looking Glass House, Peekskill, NY, curator Sue Stoffel
2003 Arts Exchange, Copper Beech: People’s Trust installation, White Plains, NY
2001 Grounds for Sculpture, bronze commission Trio, Hamilton, NJ


2016 Gallery 66 Garden, Cold Spring, NY, “Garden Within”
2015 BAU Beacon Room, Beacon, NY, “Aviary: Voices & Visions”
2010 Summit High School, Summit, NJ, “Sarah Haviland Sculpture”
2009 Garden Gallery at the Health Center, Peekskill, NY, “Meditations: Sculptures”
2004 Maxwell Fine Arts Sculpture Garden, Peekskill, NY, “Sarah Haviland Sculpture”
2001 Ceres Project Room, Elisabeth Foundation, Chelsea, NYC, “Misericordia Cabinet”


  • Co-Author with Anru Lee, “Public Space, Public World: An Interdisciplinary Project in Art and Anthropology,” in New Visions in Public Art, Council for Cultural Affairs, Taipei, Taiwan,

Honors, Awards and Affiliations


US Fulbright Scholar Award to Taiwan, Sept. 2018-Jan. 2019
Fulbright-Wu Jing-Jyi Arts & Culture Fellowship, 2018-2019
PSC-CUNY Research Award 2018, 2015, 2012, 2009
Special Opportunity Stipend, NYSCA/NYFA, 2008
NEA Creativity Grant, Westchester Arts Council Installation Commission, 2003


American Association of Museums /AAM
College Art Association/CAA
International Sculpture Center/ISC
New York Artists Circle/NYAC

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