Sabina Ott

Sabina Ott was known for her broad range of work-- from painting to installation to sculpture-- and her central role in the art world as teacher, administrator, and as the founder of the exhibition space Terrain, which invited artists to create installations and performances using the exterior of her Oak Park home.

“Whether large-scale mahogany panels of painstakingly crafted encaustic roses and dripping colorful landscapes, enormous voluminous installations of pastel coated forms or arresting geometric studies pierced with her gaze, Sabina Ott strives to bring the outside world into her work.” (Jeff Godard, Aspect/Ratio)

Selected Exhibitions


Bedford Gallery Lasher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA


Aspect/Ratio, Chicago, IL

Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL


Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

The Franklin, Chicago, IL


Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL


St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL


City Projects, Chicago, IL


Contemporary Artists Workshop, Chicago, IL


Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

Los Angeles County Museum, CA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA

Oakland Museum of Art, CA

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, CA

The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MI

Oakland Museum of Art, CA

University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY