• Bio & CV

    Bio & CV


    My work represents animals the way I see them; as unique creations and works of art themselves. My paintings are formed around their "portraits", in which the species is in a new space protected from the current threats to it’s environment. Safe within confines of the canvas, these animals can only be observed from a distance, hopefully appreciated for their power and beauty.

    The subject matter selected in my work involves species, places, and natural phenomena that greatly inspire me. My work is a combination of things I’ve seen myself, would like to see, or my own renditions inspired by colors and occurrences in nature. I have a great respect and awe for all the handiwork of my Creator; the artist of Creation, and the author of my life. The beauty, power, and perfect intricacies found in these animals could be described as nothing other than immaculate artwork to me.

    Romans 1:20
    For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

    ~ Sarah Smith, 2023

    Sarah Smith is a fine artist from Ringwood, NJ, where she currently
    lives and works.  She has a BFA in Fine Arts from School of Visual
    Arts in NYC.  She is greatly inspired by nature, wildlife protection & conservation, animal art, and the Hudson River School artists, of whom she is a descendant of Asher B. Durand.



    CV:

    EDUCATION
    School of Visual Arts - New York, NY; BFA Fine Arts, 2007 - 2011


    EXHIBITIONS

    Group Exhibitions:

    2023
    “Small Works”, Dec. 1 -30, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY

    “People and the Planet”, Aug. 2 - 27, Touchstone Gallery - Washington D.C.

    “New Painting”, June 15 - July 15, Site: Brooklyn Gallery - Brooklyn, NY (Online Exhibition)

    “Terrain”, June 3 - July 2, Emerge Gallery - Saugerties, NY

    “Art Biologic”, May 18 - June 10, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY

    “Amazing Portraits - Human and Animal”, Jan. 12 - Feb. 11, MVA Gallery - Bethlehem, PA

    2022
    “Ellarslie Open 39”, June 25 - Oct. 2, Trenton City Museum - Trenton, NJ

    Six Summit Gallery/Port Authority Bus Terminal NYC - Main Lobby Interior Gallery, Dec. 2021 - March 2023

    2021
    “Fall: Of The Wild”, Oct. - Dec. 2021, Six Summit Gallery/Port Authority Bus Terminal, NYC - Main Entrance Lobby Installation & 2nd fl. Gallery

    “The Call of the Wild”, May 1 - 31, San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, CA (Virtual)

    “Arte Natura”, July 8 - 31, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY

    “The Sky’s the Limit”, April 1 - 30, Las Laguna Art Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA

    2020
    VIRTUAL - “Endangered”, Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, Art4Apes - Miami, FL

    VIRTUAL - “Arte Natura”, May 7 - 30, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY

    VIRTUAL - “The Earth Speaks”, April 6 - May 29, Dunning Art Gallery - Tannersville, PA

    "Animal House", June 23 - July 12, Sacramento Fine Arts Center - Carmichael, CA

    "Animal Benefit Exhibit", Feb. 13 - Mar. 14, Pop Revolution Gallery - Mason, OH

    2019
    “5 x 5 x 5”, Nov. 15, 2019 - Feb. 8, 2020, River Oaks Square Arts Center - Alexandria, LA

    "Fun Sized Art", Oct. 18 - Nov. 8, Vanessa Lacy Gallery - Kansas City, MO

    2018
    "The Earth Speaks", Aug. 4 - Aug. 26, The Barron Arts Center - Woodbridge, NJ

    "Art Biologic", May 12 - June 2, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY

    2017
    "Endangered", Dec. 6 - 9, Art Basel Week - Miami Dade Heritage Trust - Miami, FL

    "Wild and Balanced", April 22 - May 30, Gallery 222 - Hurleyville, NY

    2016
    "Endangered", Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, Art Basel Week - Miami Dade Heritage Trust - Miami, FL

    "Arte Natura", May 19 - June 11, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY

    "Animalia", March 18 - April 14, Mikhail Zakin Gallery - Demarest, NJ

    2015
    “Endangered”, Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, Art Basel Week - Miami Club Rum Gallery, Wynwood Art District - Miami, FL.

    “Oil and Mixed Media Exhibition”, Nov. 1 - Dec. 30, Alfa Gallery - New Brunswick, NJ

    “Ivory Alive”, June 30 - Oct. 15, Six Summit Gallery/Faust Harrison Pianos - New York, NY

    "Wild Things", June 5 - June 27, Lorimier Gallery - Cape Girardeau, MO

    "Art Biologic", May 14 - June 6, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY


    2014
    "Endangered”, Dec. 3 - 6th, Art Basel Week, Dec. 7 - Mar 31, 2015 - Miami Club Rum Gallery, Wynwood Art District - Miami, Fl

    "Art Biologic”, May 15 - June 14, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY

    2013
    “Art Biologic”, May 16 - June 15, Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY

    “Summer Solstace Show”, June 21, Greenpoint Gallery - Brooklyn, NY

    “Cronies Vol. 1”, Feb. 14- Mar. 11, The Grassy Noel Gallery - Teaneck, NJ


    Solo Exhibitions:

    October 1-28, 2012 - Intermezzo Gallery, Englewood, NJ

    June 1-28, 2012 - Lena Di Gangi Gallery, Totowa, NJ


    PUBLICATIONS
    - Cover illustration for “Rapturous”, novel by Rose Marie, published 2021.
    - Direct Art Magazine, Pandemic Special Edition, 2021.
    - Cover illustration for "Ricochet", novel by Rose Marie, published 2018.
    - Cover illustration for “Reminiscence”, novel by Rose Marie, published 2012.
    - Cover illustration for “Revenge”, novel by Rose Marie, published 2013.
    - “Everything Is Art” Magazine, Issue X, July 2011.