Sara Woster | September 17 – October 28


My paintings used to feature many blue skies, hopeful landscapes and other hints of a world at
peace. 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.

Biographical Statement
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.

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Education
BA New School University, New York, NY
University of Minnesota, Studio Arts, Minneapolis. MN
Candili Art Center, Prokopi, Greece

Solo Exhibitions

2012
We Are All Stardust, Center for Visual Research, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
2010
Home is Where You Start From, Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
2005
The Fantasist, Go Fish Gallery (Ivy Jean Brown Gallery) New York, NY
2002
Blonde, Movelab Gallery, New York, NY
2001
The Men I Loved, Movelab Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions
2019
As Solid As Fog, Lazy Susan Gallery, NY, NY
2018
Warmer, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
2016
No Vacancy, Alt Esc Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015
Heart to Heart, South Dakota Museum of Art, Brookings, SD
2013
State of Wonder Group Show, Picture Farm Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005
Dirty Does It, Freight and Volume, New York, NY
Inter-States, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2003
Poses for Beam, 90sqm, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Welcome to Pockoville, Pockoville Gallery, London, England

2001
InArt Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1998
Jerome Foundation Fellowship Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design,
Minneapolis, MN
Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, MN
Material/Immaterial, The Soap Factory@No Name, Minneapolis, MN

Collaborations
2010
Hi/Bye Performance, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, in collaboration with Rob Fischer
and Kraig Jarret Johnson
2009
Few Landmarks and No Boundaries performance, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN
A collaboration with Rob Fischer and Kraig Jarret Johnson

Books
Night Light, Homegrown Books, illustrator

The City & Country Book set, Homegrown Books, illustrator
The May Queen,  contributor to anthology
Because I Lover Her, contributor to anthology
The May Queen, contributor to anthology

Awards and Honors
1998                Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, Minneapolis, MN
1998                Franconica Sculpture Garden Residency, Franconia, MN

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