MFA in Applied Craft + Design

Interim Chair

Sara Huston is an artist, designer, educator, and curator. Her studio practice, The Last Attempt at Greatness which she started in 2009 with her partner John Paananen, is cross-disciplinary and engages design, craft, art, and architecture. Her work explores subjects of progress, expectation, liminality, perception, value and the intersection and language of art and design. Sara's work is aimed at provoking discourse and contemplation in the viewer or user in an attempt to disrupt conventional ways of thinking, induce reflection and challenge the boundaries of what is known.

TEACHING: She was visiting artist and full-time professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects department at SAIC from 2015-2016. She has also taught at, The University of Oregon, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Marylhurst University, the and Oregon College of Art and Crafts as an adjunct since 2009. EXHIBITIONS: Her work exhibits nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions at venues such as the LeRoy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL; The International Furniture in Cologne Germany; White Box visual Laboratory in Portland, Oregon; Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon; Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington; Daimler Chryslers international headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan and Track 13 Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee.  PUBLICATIONS: Bad at Sports, Sunset Magazine, Portland Monthly, Readymade Magazine, Core77 and Designboom among others. CURATOR: She has served as curator at White Box Visual Laboratory and currently is active as curator and member of the League of Women Designers.