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

My art is an exploration of meditation innately influenced by the tangible and intangible aspects of our natural environments. It seeks to uncover unseeable moments of stillness; an enveloping quietness of a calming unknown. I work in both two and three dimensional media, such as paper, wood, clay, tea grounds, eggs and decomposed plant matter. In my observations of nature, I focus on rhythms, cycles, patterns and repetitions; lines, texture, light, and hues. Abstraction of these elements provides the visual vocabulary while the instability of raw materials frees my controlling nature to let go and capture fragments of stillness to express a quiet moment. Within this stillness, distractions of life fall away; worries, concerns and fears. In that moment through my work, I am afforded and offer up to a viewer the possibility to find or relate to a tranquil moment of their own.


 

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