SARAH WINKLER INTERVIEW | ART IN EMBASSIES
Sarah Winkler was recently interviewed for the Art in Embassies Program by the US Department of State. Winkler's piece, Sundown Canyon Country is currently being exhibited in the US Embassy in Dushanbe, selected by the United States Ambassador to Tajikistan. Winkler, a resident of Colorado, was pleased to be selected for this embassy in particular as Dushanbe is the sister city of Boulder, CO.
The film above details some of the intricacies of Winkler's process, from sketches, to making paper, to collages, to paintings. Her thoughtful approach highlights her knowledge of geology and strong interest in geomorphology, and reveals the relationship she has with the physicality of both her materials, and the landscapes that inspire her work.
Sarah Winkler, Floating Island Waterways, acrylic on panel, 30 x 60 inches
Sarah Winkler received a BA in Art, Earth Science, and English Literature from William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. She exhibits her work across the US including at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA; Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA; and the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, Delray Beach, FL. She has received extensive press, and her artwork is part of collections such as Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, CA; The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, CO; and Albemarle Corporation, Charlotte, NC.
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 Winkler and her work by MAKING ART films, was released in 2019. She was recently named 'A Painter on the Rise' in Women Artists to Watch by Artsy.