Sara Caruso is a figurative artist based in Miami, FL. She graduated with a BFA from Florida State University in 2017 with a focus in painting and ceramics.
Caruso’s work often depicts male nudes, thereby subjecting the male form to the same degree of objectivity and fetishisation that the female form has endured throughout history. Caruso believes that the nude male form in art is underrepresented in contemporary dialogue because it is often interpreted as taboo or offensive; or it can be portrayed as homoerotic. As a female artist, she aims to question the ways in which heteronormative values continue to dictate contemporary subject matter. Her aim is to portray the sensual male nude.
Like most figurative artists, Caruso is inspired by sculptures of Antiquity and the Renaissance. However, she does not work from live models. Instead, she finds her references from strangers on the internet, often pornography. She is merging historical painting techniques with the digital age.
Superfine! NYC, Soho, NY
Her(e) & Now, Anatomy, Miami FL
Hot Nights, blu EGG INTERIORS & Art Gallery, Miami FL
BFA Graduating Thesis Exhibition, FSU MoFA, Tallahassee FL
Obscura, Phyllis Straus Gallery, Tallahassee FL
Recollection, Phyllis Straus Gallery, Tallahassee FL
Artists’ League Annual Summer Salon, FSU MoFA, Tallahassee FL
Untitled 4, Phyllis Straus Gallery, Tallahassee FL
Plein Air Exhibition, The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art - Apalachicola FL
THE GAZE: a solo show, Phyllis Straus Gallery - Tallahassee FL
Artful Nude, FSU MoFA - Tallahassee FL
Art Undressed, Eminent Domain - Miami FL
Distraction Destruction, 621 Gallery - Tallahassee FL
Nobody Told Me, Oglesby Union Gallery - Tallahassee FL