Sarah Stone is an artist and curator living in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited most recently at The Autry Museum, Ontario Museum of Art, MOAH Cedar and The Korean Cultural Center. She received a BFA in film animation and illustration, moving to LA to work as a graphic artist on animated features. She graduated to Art Directing and Set Decorating films and network TV series’ including The Wonder Years and Freaks and Geeks. Between productions she established her skills in oil painting, eventually shifting her focus to studio art.
Ideas connected to the collective unconscious and chaos dynamics influence many of her works which reveal personal narratives drawn down into a land of dreams where an intuitive symbolic language emerges that is both contemporary and primal.
Sarah also developed a series of integrated STEM arts workshops for young people called “ArtSLAM” which she taught in LA area Title 1 schools. She continues to implement non-profit arts events and programs.
Her art has been presented by galleries and museums around the United States including those named above, as well as South Bay Contemporary, Tangent Gallery, MI; Krikawa Gallery, AZ; San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, LA Municipal Art Gallery, LA Artcore and Memorial Union Gallery, ND. Her artworks are in private collections throughout the US, and have been featured in many publications including LA Weekly, Art Muzeo Magazine, Pasadena Now, Creative Careers, Pomona Valley Review, Man of the World, Diversions LA, and Naming Ceremony Magazine.
My studio sits in a rustic canyon at the edge of LA County where I am visited daily by coyotes, owls and hummingbirds. As I watch the world unfold around me, green fields turn to brown, trees grow and fall, fires scorch hills and new rains bring more green.
Life is resilient, sometimes it’s insanely lucky, but it’s also fragile, a porcelain tea cup that we all share. I create art to convey the energy of living, and an appreciation of being here, with all the other lives that share ‘now’ with us. My paintings are colorful visual stories that reflect our shared ride – intensely fragile, yet sometimes magical and durable – in this crazy teacup.
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