Sara Conklin’s paintings and works on paper explore many aspects of the human condition. She works in series often creating a different series in different mediums. Drawing from nature, landscapes, abandoned or secluded areas, Conklin incorporates both the vivacity and the loneliness found in nature and how it is reflected onto the body and mind. Focusing on personal growth, vulnerability and hidden stories, Conklin’s work often reveals a part of ourselves that we try to conceal or protect. Conklin’s unique artistic conceptions combine the serene and the painful of ordinary life experiences.


EXHIBITIONS

 

SOLO EXHIBITS

2015
Lundbeck Art Gallery, Lundbeck Research Center, Paramus, NJ

“Selected Painting and Works on Paper” Teatown Lake Preserve, Ossining, NY

2013   
“Disquiet of the Night”  Ceres Gallery, New York NY

2012   
“Minor Surgery”  Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2011   
“Family Portraits” Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2010   
“Lost and Forgotten” Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

2009   
“Recent Works on Paper” Ansonia Pharmacy Window Show, New York, NY
“Recent Paintings”, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT

2007   
“Paintings and Mixed Media, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

“New Members Show Silvermine Guild of Artists”, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

2015

“The Square Show” Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

“Studio Montclair VIEWPOINTS 2015, aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark NJ

“Annual Members Juried Show”  Ridgefield Guild or Artist, Ridgefield, CT

“Close to the Edge”, Katonah Museum of Art Association, Pound Ridge, NY

2014
Animal Spirit Ridgefield Guild of Artists Ridgefield, CT
Smithtown Juried Show, St James, New York, NY
The Window Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ
RE-Imagined Invitational Show, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield CT

2013
“works on Paper” Saraghi ARt Space, Cowes, Phillips Island, Australia
36th Annual Juried show Ridgefield Guild of Artists Ridgefield, CT

2012  
“Paperworks 2012?, Huntington, NY
Ridgefield Guild of Artists 2nd Annual Juried Show, Ridgefield, CT
CCCA 16th Annual Juried Show, Hudson, NY

2011   
Ceres Members Show, New York, NY
Montclair Artist Studio, Newark, NJ
“Women’s Nature, Ceres Gallery, New York NY
“Small Wonders” Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2010    
“Printworks’ 10? Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
“Notion of Perfection” Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
“Face to Face” CCCA, Hudson, New York
“Women About Women” Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, New York
“Black & White Show” Columbia County Council of Arts, Hudson, NY
“Associate Members Show” N.A.W.A Gallery, New York, NY
“New Members Show”, Mamaroneck Artist Guild, Larchmont, NY

2009      
“PAINT!” Climate Gallery, Long Island City, NY
“Tree Tops” Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
“Works on Paper” The Long Island Museum of American Art, Stony Brook, NY
“Recent Paintings Solo Show”, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield CT
CONNcentrics, Artspace, New Haven, CT
“The Elements of the Landscape” Columbia County Council of the Arts, Hudson, NY
“5th Annual Small Works” Mamaroneck Artist Guild, Larchmont, NY
“The Sketch Book Project” Art House Co-op, Atlanta, GA
“Magic of Monhegan” Plein Air, Flat Iron Gallery Peekskill, NY
“Bedlam at the Guild”, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
“The Perfect Ten”, Catskill Artist Gallery, Catskill, NY

2008
“Small Works,” The Artery, Millford, PA
Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY
“CONNcentric,” Artspace, New Haven, CT
Dane Gallery, Indian Orchard Mills, Indian Orchard, MA
“Rage Against The..” Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY
“National Small Works,” N.A.W.A. Gallery, New York, NY
“Seven Deadly Sins,” Wired Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
Lattimore Atelier Studio, Cornwall Gallery, Cornwall, NY
“Show 4 A Show,” Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT

2007
“9th Annual Painting, Drawing, Photography & Print Juried Online
International Exhibition,” Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE
“Tragedy and Transformation,” Lana Santorelli Gallery, Southampton, NY
“Healing Power of Art,” Online Exhibition, Manhattan Arts, New York, NY
“Paintings and Mixed Media,” Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY
“Feminine Mystique,” Gallery 137, Indian Orchard, MA


PUBLICATIONS

Tolt News, 10th Aniversary Issue, Cover April 2009
NY Arts Magazine, “Tips & Picks,” March/April 2008
Catskill Mountain Region Guide, “Artist Feature,” page 27, December 2007
Catskill Mountain Region Guide, “Artist Feature,” page 48, November 2007
Tolt News, “Icelandic Art,” pages 22-23, Summer 2007


EDUCATION

Studied under Andrew Lattimore, Cornwall, NY
Art Students League, New York, NY, 2006
Banff Centre of the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Smith College Continuing Education, Northampton, MA
Springfield College, BS Art, Springfield, MA


MEMBERSHIPS

Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT

Ridgefield Guild of Artist, Ridgefield, CT