About

Sarah Frieberg was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design (2010) and a Bachelor of Fine Art from Sonoma State University where she concentrated in both 3-D and 2-D design; this comprising most of her work, being predominantly installation & sculpture. She has been teaching art since earning her Masters, at all levels from PreK-12 as well as college.

 

STATEMENT

Working with abstraction, symbolic imagery, sacred geometry and meditation, my work exists conceptually between the spiritual and the physical states. It’s sculptural, dimensional, planar and flat. I meld raw materials such as clay, tea grounds, dyes, egg shells and decomposed plant matter.

I am currently exploring themes of stillness, oneness, and simplicity. In my practice I question control and it’s hold on me. I question intuition, it’s unknowingness and consciousness. I question ego and it’s formidable desire to exist. I question creativity as it exists in me and the natural world. Within my process I am engaging the senses of body, feeling, perception, intention and consciousness. I am often inspired by the movement, rhythm, light and monochromatic tones from my surrounding landscapes.

 

EDUCATION

University of California, Davis - Davis, CA  (expected 2019)

Master of Fine Arts

Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, RI  2010

Master of Arts in Teaching, Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design / with Honors

Sonoma State University - Rohnert Park, CA  2007

Bachelor of Fine Arts / with Honors

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, CA 1999 

Course work in: Horticultural Sciences

 

CERTIFICATE & LICENSURE

Rhode Island Teacher Certification: Art Pre K-12

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

California Single Subject Art Credential Pre K-12

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018   Group Exhibition, MFA 1st Year Exhibition, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA

2018   Group Exhibition, Being: Portraiture & Poetry, Basement Gallery, Davis, CA

2013   Solo Exhibition, Sonoma Academy Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA

2008   Emerging Artist Exhibition, Carriage House, Healdsburg, CA

2008   Emerging Artist Exhibition, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA

2008   Emerging Artist Exhibition, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA

2008   BFA Show, Sonoma State University Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

2007   Group Exhibition, Beyond Borders, Viking Union Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2007   Group Exhibition, Bright Lights III, A Street Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA

2007   Janet Turner Print Invitational, California State University, Chico, CA

2006   Juried Student Exhibition, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA