Sarah Meyohas is a New York-based visual artist. Her photo series, called “Speculations”, captures the illusory effect of multiple mirrored installations adorned with various items such as flowers, rope, and smoke.
Sarah Meyohas embellished the mirrors with rose petals, piles of daisies, pink material, or smoke, the result of which is an oddly transfixing portrait of nature that duplicates itself in infinite reflections. If you’re wondering how the photographs were taken without any visible reflection of the camera or of Meyohas herself, it’s because the artist used a photographic trick: crouching behind the two-way mirror to disappear into the folds of the reflection. Her camera captured the light bouncing back and forth between the two-way mirror and the real mirror, creating the illusion of her invisibility.
Sarah Meyohas is a visual artist working across media. For her latest project, Cloud of Petals, she staged a performance at the site of the former Bell Labs. Sixteen workers photographed 100,000 individual rose petals, compiling a massive dataset. This information was used to map out an artificial intelligence algorithm that learned to generate new, unique petals forever. The performance resulted in a film, six gaze-based virtual reality experiences, and a series of sculptures, presented during a large-scale solo exhibition at Red Bull Arts New York. The Cloud of Petals exhibition becomes a site for contemplation about a post-human reality and the future of labor in the face of automation. The film has been screened at various festivals, including the Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, Slamdance, NY Times Talks, CogX, and the Locarno Film Festival.
Previously, her 2015 cryptocurrency Bitchcoin and Stock Performance at 303 Gallery have also explored networks of information, power, value, and communication. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, Vice, Fortune, Nowness, The Atlantic and she appeared on the cover of the 20th-anniversary edition of Flaunt Magazine. She has appeared on CNBC, PBS, and CBC, and was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 and Cultured 30 Under 35.
Meyohas holds a B.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in finance from the Wharton School. In 2015 she received an M.F.A. from Yale University.