Sarah Zucker is a writer/director and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Her work focuses on empowered women, campy/queer sensibilities, and the (often hilarious) trials of our present passage from the Analog to the Digital Era.
She creates GIF and Video Art as co-founder of The Current Sea, a New Media Studio, and YoMeryl, a Pop Art Studio. As a solo artist, she makes live visuals, music videos and screen/projection installations.
She became a Jeopardy! Champion on September 27th, 2013.
Her work has been featured on The Creators Project, New York Magazine, Stereogum, Installation Magazine, LAist, AfterEllen, Buzzfeed, LAWeekly, AdHoc, The Stranger, Tumblr Radar and more. She frequently collaborates as a Creative Director and Strategist on GIF and New Media Projects.
She co-produces Prism Pipe, the quarterly visual music event, at pehrspace in Los Angeles.
She holds a BA in Theater/Creative Writing for the Media from Northwestern, and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU, where she was the recipient of the Venable Herndon Award for Excellence in Graduate Screenwriting.
multimedia artist working in Los Angeles and New York
2010 MFA Dramatic Writing. New York University
2008 BA Theater, Creative Writing for the Media. Northwestern, University
Selected Exhibitions + Events
2015 MaceFelters [thecurrentsea] Electric Objects Art Club, Online
Hypermedia Dreams [thecurrentsea] The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale, Online
Dial-Up Dreams [thecurrentsea] 6PM Your Local Time, Istanbul
.GIF Arts Festival [thecurrentsea + yomeryl] Coaxial, Los Angeles
Feels III [thecurrentsea] Wine & Bowties, Oakland
Start Talking. Stop HIV. GIF Series [yomeryl] CDC, online
WCCW Table @ LA Art Book Fair [yomeryl] MOCA, Los Angeles
NoAD Bob-Omb GIF Exhibition [yomeryl + thecurrentsea] MTA, New York
RESPOND [yomeryl] Smack Mellon, New York
2014 Brooklyn Museum GIF series [yomeryl] Brooklyn Museum, New York
A Celebration of Women in Art [yomeryl] Art Basel Miami
The Lucky Jotter Desktop Artists [thecurrentsea] FYCreatives, UK
KChung TV bumpers [thecurrentsea] Hammer Museum, Made in LA
Prism Pipe pehrspace, Los Angeles
15folds Evolution [thecurrentsea] 15folds GIF collective, online
GIF of Fools I-IV [thecurrentsea] Installation Magazine, online
On In Love [thecurrentsea] GIFs for Craig Wedren + Jefferson Friedman Album
2013 Sabbath Sessions Besant Lodge, Los Angeles
2011 Round Up Your Friends Orange Dot Gallery, London
Lo-Fi Heartbeat Aperture, Cleveland
2008 If I was the cousin of my mother’s sister’s son Gallery Bar, New York
2015 pehrform [thecurrentsea] pehrspace, Los Angeles
2014/15 Prism Pipe [thecurrentsea] pehrspace, Los Angeles
2011 Cinesthetica Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, Canton, OH
Are GIFs Art? Pop Art Pair YoMeryl Discusses New York Magazine
The Future of GIFs as Gallery Art, According to The Current Sea The Creators Project
[An Eye for an I} presents Sarah Zucker and Brian Griffith Installation Magazine
Interview: The Current Sea Nailed
Awards + Honors
2013 Jeopardy Champion (September 27th, 2013)
“Best Original YouTube Song” Nominee, LA Weekly Web Awards
2010 Venable Herndon Award for Graduate Screenwriting NYU Tisch Department of Dramatic Writing