Sarah FitzSimons combines sculpture, photography and video to create pieces that range from temporary interventions to permanently placed work. Her projects often involve oceans, deserts, rivers, or mountain ranges, and explore collisions of the physical and metaphoric. She has exhibited internationally and in cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Long Beach, Atlanta, Burlington, and Cleveland, and has installed numerous pieces outdoors.
A faculty member in the UW-Madison's Department of Art, FitzSimons has been awarded residencies and grants from the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, I-Park, and the Ohio Arts Council. In 2010 she was selected to exhibit as part of the project ‘Any Questions’ in Denmark, where she built a piece in the sea from aluminum that was the size of a 2-story house but packed up to fit into carry-on suitcases.