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Sarah Frieberg was born and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Working with her meditative practice, horticultural background and love for the land, her work is a meditative response to her surrounding environment employing line, repetition and abstraction. It occupies both two and three dimensional space, examining spiritual and physical processes of growth, stillness and decay through materiality. Bringing smells, textures and natural raw materials back into the studio such as clay, tea, eggs, honey and decomposed plant matter, the materials chemical responses with each other on the working surface create an unpredictable reaction. Within the unstable reactions, process and materiality synthesize and impermanence, resonance and decay emerge in the work.


2019, MFA, University of California, Davis, CA

2011, MAT, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2007, BFA, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA



2013 Conversations, Sonoma Academy Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA


2019 Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM

2019 Abstract Catalyst, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR

2019 New School Abstract, Shockboxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

2019 Clip an International Exhibition of Works on Paper, Charles Adam Gallery, Lubbock, TX

2019 Webster Arts' “Works on Paper” national exhibition, St. Louis, MO 

2019 Sheets: A National Exhibition of Paper Arts, 740 Duke Street, Norfolk, VA

2019 Graduate Exhibition, Manetti Shrem Museum, Davis, CA

2019 Out of Line, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2019 Expo 38 Winners Exhibition, b.j. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY

2018 Underground, Gadsbury Gallery, Davis CA

2018 Notebooks of a Body, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA

2018 Being: Portraiture & Poetry, Gadsbury Gallery, Davis, CA

2008 2nd Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 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 Beyond Borders, Viking Union Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2007 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