black and white photogrph of Isabel W.S. and Miriam Sagan

Photo by Julia Goldberg

Isabel Winson-Sagan is an interdisciplinary artist, often collaborating with her mother Miriam Sagan. Santa Fe based artists, they combine text & the graphic arts in all of their work. To view their portfolio, please visit Maternal Mitochondria. On her own, Isabel works in a variety of mediums, including installation, printmaking, photography, video art, and woodcarving.


Shaping the Figural Gaze: A Response to “Bustes de Femmes,” Online Exhibit, 2021
Through the Eye: Women in Photography, WomensWorks.Art, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2021
*What We Wrote on the Water, Vital Spaces, Santa Fe, NM, 2021
*The Floating World, Grey Matter Float Spa, Santa Fe, NM, 2020
Feminist Art in the Trump Era, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, 2020
The Sacred & Liturgical Art Exhibition, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL, 2020
Women’s Works 33rd Anniversary, The Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, 2020
On the Edge, Art League Rhode Island, RI, 2020
Eros and Thanatos, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI, 2020
Speaking to the Imagination: The Contemporary Artist’s Book, Gerald Peters Projects Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2019
enGENDERing Change, Cloyde Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO, 2019
Art as Advocacy: Promoting Equity and Social Justice for Women, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL, 2019
The Pantone Postcard Project, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, 2019
Bees and Wax, Tubac Center for the Arts, AZ, 2018
*Water Sound, Zephyr Community Art Studio, Santa Fe, NM, 2018
Thres/hold, Studio Kura Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan, 2018

*- denotes a solo show

2020 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, finalist in cover design for 100 Cups of Coffee by Miriam Sagan and Tres Chicas Press
Ayatana Artists’ Research Program, artist residency, based in Ontario, Canada, 2020, 2021
Studio Kura, artist residency, Fukuoka, Japan, 2018
Arts and Design Juried Student Showcase, “Best Woodcarving” award, Santa Fe Community College Visual Arts Gallery, 2018
Herekeke Art Center, artist residency, NM, 2016
Wildacres Retreat, artist residency, NC, 2015

Goldberg, Julia, Walk Abouts, Santa Fe Reporter, September 18th, 2018
Featured artists, Miriam Sagan and Isabel Winson-Sagan, Ninth Letter, July 23rd, 2018

Dormancy : Desiccation : Deluge, permanent installation, The Poetry Yard, Santa Fe, NM, 2021
Fairy Houses, permanent installation, Santa Fe Skies RV Park, Santa Fe, NM, 2018
Suminagashi in the Park, temporary installation, Santa Fe Railyard Park, Santa Fe, NM, 2018
Golden Cages, temporary installation, Santa Fe Skies RV Park, Santa Fe, NM, 2017
Haiku in the Hood, permanent installation, Santa Fe neighborhood, Santa Fe, NM, 2013

100 Cups of Coffee, cover art and interior illustrations, Miriam Sagan, Tres Chicas Press, 2019
From Ikisan Station, cover art, Miriam Sagan, Flutter Press, 2019
Flip-Flop, book design, Michael G. Smith & Miriam Sagan, Miriam’s Well Press, 2017
Magazines and online sites: Modern Literature, Les Femmes Folles, 2017
Spilled Ink, book design and photography, Miriam Sagan & Isabel Winson-Sagan, Miriam’s Well Press, 2016
Magazines and online sites: Fourth & Sycamore, Origami Poems Project, Truck, 2016
Black Rainbow, cover art, Miriam Sagan, Sherman Asher Publishing, 2015
Swimming in Reykjavik, photography, Isabel Winson-Sagan & Miriam Sagan, The Moon Press, 2015
Magazines and online sites: Rogue Agent Journal, 2015

A.A. in Intermedia Fine Arts & Certificate in Printmaking/Book Arts, Santa Fe Community College, 2021.
B.A. in Religious Studies & Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 2012.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude & departmental honors for thesis The Sacred in American Art: Shakers and Santeros.
Antioch College 2007-2008