Saar comes from a family of artists. Her mother Betye, at the age of 91, is still working in Los Angeles (she is mostly known for assemblage and printmaking work). Father, Richard, was an illustrator and conservation. Her sister, Lezley, is also an artist.
Her work deals with sexism, ageism, racism and being bi-racial in America. These are prints but she works in other media as well. There are pieces from the artist in some of the finest museum collections in the world including (but not limited to); the Hirschhorn, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
These pieces, Breach and Stench, are intaglio on stained cottonshop rag.