Sara Garden Armstrong is an American artist who lives and works in New York City. Armstrong creates sculptures, paintings, drawings from miniature to wall size, artist’s books, multimedia artworks involving computers sound and light, and constructs permanent installations in atrium spaces.
Armstrong received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and her Master of Art Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Armstrong also studied art at New York University and with the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario in Yeovil, England while attending UAB. An educator for several years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she moved to New York City in 1981.
Armstrong’s early period with the exploration of sound had exhibitions at the Visual Arts Gallery at UAB and the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama. Her first exhibition in New York City was at PS1 in 1982, “’the Sound Corridor’” curated by William Hellermen. This installation began her multimedia series of work entitled “’Airplayer’” which ended in 1992 at the CB’s 313 Gallery and Bar (next door to CBGB) on the Bowery with “‘Airplayer XIV'” – both installations utilized mechanisms for movement and sound. Armstrong’s work has been published extensively.