Sara Sill’s journey as an artist is non-linear. A member of the first women’s class at Princeton University, she majored in architecture earning departmental honors. A turn of personal events led her to law school and a career as a corporate attorney on Wall Street. Subsequently she left commercial practice to work for Young Concert Artists, Inc., a non-profit classical music organization. Concurrently, Ms. Sill steadily established her own credentials as a visual artist in a practice encompassing a variety of media including, collage, photography, printmaking, painting and digital surface design.
Sill’s background in architecture and music are apparent in her work. Her photographs often focus on structure and rhythm, and typically serve as the springboard for her collages and designs. Nature which abounds in unexpected yet harmonious patterns, colors, and shapes is a frequent source of inspiration. This is perhaps most visible in her collection of designs for scarves which are printed on silk.
Sill’s honors include artist residencies at Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), Vermont Studio Center (VT), Art Student’s League Vytlacil Estate (NY), Kala Art Institute (CA), Sedona Arts Colony (AZ), Soaring Gardens (PA), Montana Artists Retreat (MT) Hurleville Makers Lab (NY) and Blacklock Nature Sanctuary Photography Fellowship (MN). She has had four solo exhibitions at the National Arts Club (NY) and shown her work at numerous other sites including Cooper Hewitt Museum, Coo Gallery, Soho Myriad Gallery, Clark Munoz Gallery, Lehman College Gallery, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Art Bridge Installation (Chelsea) Art Elevated (NY Garment District Installation), NY Fashion Week, Manhattan Arts and Antiques Center and The Factory LIC. She has twice been chosen as a finalist in the MTA Arts for Transit Program.
Sara Sill’s art studies include programs at the School of Visual Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, and the Art Student’s League in New York; Marchutz School of Art in Aix-en-Provence, Boston Museum School in Venice, Studio Art Center in Florence, and International School of Art in Todi Italy, and workshops at the University of Iowa, Lower East Side Printshop, and Robert Blackburn Printshop.