About the Artist

Sara Sill's journey as an artist is non-linear. Her resumé includes training in architecture and practice as a corporate lawyer in a prominent Wall Street firm, and subsequently a career in the non-profit sector with a classical music organization. Concurrently she has steadily established her credentials in the fine arts. 

Most of her early works were photo-collages made during her travels and served as visual journals of her trips. Examples are in Italian, Greek, and French Diary Galleries. These collages were created in the old fashioned "low-tech" way, with scissors, glue and paint, using her own images taken with a simple point-and-shoot camera.

As her interests in photography expanded, she became absorbed in capturing images that went beyond documenting reality and invited viewers to use their imagination. Some examples can be seen in the Off the Wall Gallery in which she transformed abstract photographs of walls into representational paintings of people and landscapes.

Sill's interests in music and architecture and are apparent in her works, which often have a rhythmic structure. Her upcoming exhibition, Nature Studies, at the National Arts Club in New York, focuses on patterns and harmonies discoverable in nature. She has had three earlier solo exhibitions at the National Arts Club in New York, and has won fellowships for artist residencies at the Banff Centre (Canada) the Vermont Studio Center, Kala Art Institute (California) and the Montana Artists' Refuge.

She studied photography, painting, drawing, collage and surface design at the School of Visual Arts, the Art Students League and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York as well as in special programs in Italy, Greece and France. Sara is an honors graduate of Princeton University, where she majored in architecture.

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