Tom Sachs, born in New York in 1966, is a sculptor known for his work inspired by icons of modernism and design. Using modest studio materials, Sachs creates parallel universes incorporating semi-functional sculpture, sometimes deployed by the artist and his studio assistants for interactive projects, as in Nutsy’s (2001-3) and Space Program (2007, 2012, 2016—17).
Sachs’ work is in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo among others. He has had solo exhibitions at Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Noguchi Museum, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Contemporary Austin, Texas; Park Avenue Armory, New York; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Lever House, New York; Fondazione Prada, Milan; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; Bohen Foundation, New York; and SITE Santa Fe, among others.
His film A Space Program was released by Zeitgeist in 2016, offering viewers a glimpse into the artist’s studio practice, philosophy, and the narrative surrounding his 2012 project with Creative Time at the Park Avenue Armory.
Sachs lives and works in New York.