My paintings used to feature many blue skies, hopeful landscapes and other hints of a world atpeace. Lately my work is full of complicated, and often anxious, landscapes, animals and people. The more recent paintings are either too crowded or too lonely. I struggle to find a happy medium as I paint a world where nature, man and technology struggle to co-exist. And now the blue skies are often teaming with predators and the landscape they fly over is a world full of prey. But my job as a painter isn’t to always represent beautiful things, sometimes my job is to exorcize myself by putting the ugly, strange and scary things out there without worrying about what people think.
Sara Woster studied painting at the University of Minnesota before getting a degree in Creative Writing at The New School. She was granted the Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, a Franconia Sculpture Park residency, and a Brooklyn Arts Council SU-CASA residency.
She has exhibited her paintings and animations at various galleries around the world including Freight and Volume Gallery, NY, NY, Alt Esc, NY, NY, 90sqm Gallery, Amsterdam, Lachaise Gallery and the Center for Visual Research, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA, Hendershot Gallery, NY, NY, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, Porch Gallery, Ojai, CA, and Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD. Her multi-media, collaborative performances have been performed at various venues including The Hammer Museum, UCLA and Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN.