The world around me inspires both intense curiosity and profound reverence. My artistic responses take many forms, from installations and collaborative projects to sculptural projects and mosaics. I am particularly interested in creating artwork that can speak across cultural, religious, or economic differences.
In addition to my own studio practice, I’ve worked as a university professor, arts program coordinator, and gallery director. Two favorite projects from this past year include designing and painting a 96-foot-long mural with elementary students at Beaver Valley School, and providing consultation and job training for ceramic artisans in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
For the past five years I have lived and worked at the Grünewald Guild, an intentional community in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state.
Sarah Jane, October 2016
MFA, 2008, University of Kentucky
BA, 2004, Asbury College (now University)