Contemporary artist Sara Richardson
Sara Richardson is a professional contemporary artist. Her art is a visual homage to the natural world, paying tribute to its beauty and capturing its powerful ties to our humanity. She explores the emotional aspect of this relationship, by creating expressive, high-contrast and gestural works that invite viewers to discover their own interpretations and connections to nature / human nature.

“My work explores the delicate balance and connection found between nature and what it means to be human. To seek and celebrate endless reverence…reflect homage, love and hopefulness. However, you can not have a complete understanding of joy without sadness; happiness without sorrow or beauty without roughness. There’s always this tiny sprinkle or thread of the contrasting emotions in my work to bring the spirit into the foreground…this is what makes the artworks move, appear poetic and feel authentic.”

Education

  • Master in Fine Art, Painting and Drawing, UW
  • Bachelor in Fine Art, KU
  • Summer Programs, Painting and Sculpture, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL

Awards

  • Springfield Art Museum – cash award
  • Seniors Making Art A Dale Chihuly nonprofit organization – mini grant teaching experience
  • Bellevue Arts Museum – honorable mention
  • University of Washington – tuition grant awards, TA grant
  • University of Kansas – honors exhibitions grant awards
  • University of Kansas – purchase award – first (ever) painting purchase for the university’s permanent collection

Known Corporate & Design Projects

  • AC Hotel, San Antonio
  • Marriott Spring Hill Suites, Atlanta
  • Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad

Gallery & Organization Affiliations

  • Galerie Elektra – Sausalito, CA
  • Art Works, Inc. – Richmond, VA
  • Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center – VA
  • Saatchi Art, The Artling, Rise Art

Selected Exhibitions

  • Galerie Elektra – Bay Area – ongoing
  • February Art Works 2024, VA – Juried Exhibition
  • September All Media 2023, VA – Juried Exhibition
  • May All Media 2023, VA – Juried Exhibition
  • April All Media 2023, VA – Juried Exhibition
  • Dark Art ’22, VA – Juried Exhibition
  • 2022-2024 Rise Art – Curated Collections
  • 2016-2023 Saatchi Art – Curated Collections
  • 2020-2022 The Artling – Curated Collections
  • 2017-2022 Artfinder – Curated Collections
  • Williamsburg Contemporary Art – Juried Exhibition
  • Stryker Center – Group Show
  • Gallerique Chicago Curated Marine Collection
  • Bella Arts, CO – Solo Artist
  • Brokers Building, CA – Group Show
  • 222 Gallery, CA – Juried Exhibition
  • Springfield Art Museum – Juried Exhibition
  • Bellevue Arts Museum – Juried Exhibition
  • University of Washington – MFA Show
  • Various Juried Exhibitions, Kansas City
  •  KU Honors Award Exhibitions