Sarah Winkler Interview
Sarah Winkler (b. 1973 Manchester, UK) is a British-American contemporary landscape painter whose best known for her monumentally scaled works that meet at the intersection of art and science. Her color rich, luminous paintings interpret the geological storied past and eventful present of the formation of the American wilderness landscape. In direct response to her subjects, the artist incorporates crushed minerals from the region with ground water to create moments of connection, discovery and exploration in each piece.
Sarah Winkler ’s studio is perched on a 9k peak in the Colorado Rocky Mountains near Denver. She studied Art and Earth Science at William Paterson University, New Jersey, and combines both subjects in her geological landscapes and environmental artworks. Winkler has exhibited nationally since 2004 and was recently showcased at the LA Art Fair and Art Aspen in 2018 coinciding with a major solo show "Luminous Mountainous" in Denver at K Contemporary. In 2019, Winkler was selected by US Ambassador, John Pommersheim and the curators of the Art in Embassies program to participate in a 3-year cultural diplomacy exhibition at the US Ambassador’s residence in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Winkler was also invited to participate in Response, a contemporary one night, pop up art exhibition at the Colorado Governor’s Mansion in Denver.
Her commissioned artworks are featured in many prominent private, public and corporate collections internationally. These include the Phoenician and Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley, AZ, the Hilton West in Palm Beach, FL, the InterContinental in St Paul, MN, the Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, the Viceroy, Aspen, CO, Deer Valley Resort, Park City, UT, Chevron Headquarters, and San Francisco General Hospital, CA. Features and reviews of her work have appeared in publications such as Scientific American, Dwell, Alpine Modern, Mountain Living, Luxe Interiors and Design, CREATE! and New American Paintings. MOMENT, a short documentary on Sarah by MAKING ART films, was released in 2019.
Watch the documentary, MOMENT, with Sarah Winkler by MAKING ART films, 2019