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.  



CV

 

Education: 

2007-2012 Experimental Painting Classes, Miller School of Art, Seattle 

2004 B.F.A. University of Washington, Seattle 


Exhibitions:
Solo: 

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 


Group: 

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 


Awards/Grants/Residencies/Merit:  

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