Sarah Higgins

woman with wavy hair and tattoos crossing her arms in a black shirt against black background.
woman with wavy hair and tattoos crossing her arms in a black shirt against black background.

Sarah Higgins (b. Hopkinsville, KY) is the Editor + Artistic Director of Art Papers. Previously, she was curator at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University from 2015-2018. There, she produced catalogs and exhibitions including Gut FeelingsTomashi Jackson: Interstate Love Song, and A View Beyond the Trees. She has curated over 40 exhibitions featuring a diverse range of emerging, established, and international artists for institutions such as the Hessel Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and Atlantic Center for the Arts.

From 2013-2015, Higgins worked as graduate program coordinator under the direction of Paul O’Neill at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. She was exhibition coordinator for the 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, a member of the curatorial team for 199A–199B, a retrospective of works from the 1990s by Liam Gillick in the Hessel Museum of Art, and curatorial fellow under Lauren Cornell at the New Museum, NY. She was community arts director and curator of Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Harris House in New Smyrna Beach, Florida from 2007–2011. There, she developed multidisciplinary arts and residency programs, community outreach and educational programming. Before 2007, she worked as an Educator at Artpace, in San Antonio, Texas. Higgins holds a BFA in Printmaking & Sculpture from the Atlanta College of Art and a M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.