Before opening her studio in downtown Los Angeles, Sarah applied her creative skills as an art director, set decorator and prop maker in film and theater, collaborating with luminaries in the entertainment industry to produce the sets and props for many projects including The Wonder Years, Freaks and Geeks and a Bunraku puppet theater project, Zen Shorts, performed at the Segerstrom Center.
Sarah Stone’s work incorporates allegorical symbols, magical characters, cryptic runes and ritual imagery inspired by her research into ancestral, esoteric and syncretic religions. Finding nodes of similarity in our diverse cultural heredities, she binds them in a contemporary context to illustrate the challenges and connections we all share across time and borders.
She has presented solo shows at Topanga Canyon Gallery, Altadena Library Gallery, and Hidden Los Angeles Gallery, and has exhibited around the country in Tangent Gallery, Detroit; San Louis Obispo Museum of Art; Zapow Gallery, Asheville; Krikawa Gallery, Tuscon, AZ; Sugar Mynt Gallery,South Pasadena; FOLD Gallery, Los Angeles; bG Gallery, Santa Monica; and Fathom Gallery, Los Angeles, and was recently featured in Art Muzeo Magazine.
Sarah received a BFA in illustration and film animation from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, but her painting techniques and themes have emerged and developed from her own travels and inquiries.