Sarah Allen Eagen is a New York City-based writer and artist originally from Toronto, Canada. She holds an MFA from Parsons School of Design.
Eagen specializes in using art as a means of social engagement around issues of diversity, inclusion and violence prevention. Her interdisciplinary artistic practice combines visual art with published writing, and academic research.
Her writing examines artworks through the lens of digital intimacy and explores the ways in which online networks impact interpersonal relationships and the production of culture. Her work explores the social aesthetic, how art and design thinking can be integrated into social innovation.
To date, she has co-authored three book chapters, published nine academic papers, and numerous articles on contemporary culture. She has presented research at academic conferences including: College Art Association Conference Annual Conference (2018), EGOS Colloquium (2014), and the NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship (2013).
As an artist, Eagen has exhibited her artwork extensively in the United States and Canada and has had her work featured at international art fairs including Code Art Fair Denmark, Art Toronto, and Nuit Blanche. She has had four solo exhibitions in New York. Eagen has participated in juried group exhibitions at the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Central Booking and The Kitchen, and at The Art Gallery of Ontario.
She is currently a contributing writer to SciArt Magazine and Wall Street International Magazine and was formerly the Communications Director for ArtFile Magazine.