Sarah’s artwork explores the notion of authentic experience and the human condition inspired by the emotion, conflict, and existential questions that underlies the mortal experience. Weaving together multi-layered imagery, each piece represents the dread, beauty and anxiety of existence in a hyper-connected and ever-evolving world.
Using colored pencil, marker, gouache, ink, and paint pens, Sarah creates drawings that are brimming with exuberant color and movement while equally sterile and contained. She uses conventional fine arts materials as a homage to art historical tradition but endeavors to unify the media to create seamless pieces that defy the appearance of any specific medium.
Sarah Jamison received her BFA in 2010 from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. In 2017, her work was featured on the Smithsonian’s Folklife website as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Sarah’s solo exhibitions include IA&A at Hillyer and Latela Curatorial in Washington, DC and A Hurd Gallery in Albuquerque, NM. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in and outside the metro area and was voted 2018 Best Visual Artist in the Washington City Paper. Sarah continues to live and create in the Nation’s Capital.
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