Born in Vancouver and raised in Seattle, Sarah Teasdale decided early on that the life of an artist was for her, inspired to start painting by a series of dreams that she had. She earned her BFA at the University of Washington, and in 2001, won first place in a juried exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Creative by nature, she nevertheless works hard to practice her skills and research her subject matter poring over such topics as the Victorian era, medieval castles, technology, and nature.
Influenced heavily by technology, Sarah seeks through her work to illustrate the aesthetic sentiments of our modern world with acrylic paints, geometric shapes, complex layer, rich coloring, and explosive texture. Through her work, she looks closely at the line (sometimes fine, sometimes blurry) that stands between the digital world and the real world. Her work has elicited comparisons to pixelated video games, a compliment to her attempts at pointing out just how deeply technology and art inspire one another.
Recently Sarah has started making mixed media artwork that touches upon the topic of a post-digital world, a topic that she hopes to delve into further in her work.
2007-2012 Experimental Painting Classes, Miller School of Art, Seattle
2004 B.F.A. University of Washington, Seattle
2017 “Technaissance” Vermillion Gallery, Seattle
2014 Demi-Lune Furniture Store, Seattle 2009 US Bank, Seattle
2008 The Dunshee House, Seattle
2004 University of Washington Sandpoint Naval Station, Seattle
2018 'On Site' Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
2017 'Seattle Cityscape Show' Seattle City Hall, Seattle
2017 'Patterns That Connect' Axis Gallery, Seattle
2015 'Mosquito Noise' Ghost Gallery, Seattle
2015 'Coded Landscapes' Vermillion Gallery, Seattle
2014 'In Technicolor' Kate Alkarni Gallery Seattle
2010 '10x10x10' Tieton Juried Art Exhibition, Tieton, Washington
2010 'Sense and Sensibility' Ver(art) Gallery, Seattle
2009 City Hostel Seattle, Participating Artist, Seattle
2001 Juried Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
2014 Multnomah Regional Arts & Council Portable Works Purchase
2009 Residency Vermont Studio Center
2007 Grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation
2001 "First Place" Jacob Lawrence Gallery University of Washington