Sarah Shirley
Medium: Painting and Drawing

Studio Location:
62 18th Street
Studio # 2nd floor

Phone: 917-691-6910



Artist Bio:
Sarah Shirley has an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute and a BA in visual arts from UCLA.

Artist Statement:
Sarah Shirley explores casual line gesture. Scribble. Doodles. Fast Graffiti tags. She takes carefree, throw-away lines and finds passages of beauty. Working in layers with inks, paint and graphite, she refines the line into something slower and meditative. She finds the edge between fast, unconsidered line and slow, deliberate line. In recent work, Sarah Shirley creates intricate line drawings. A series of delicate, voluminous weaving drawings that relate to areas of blocked color. Sometimes the color shapes follow the woven forms by following the edges and sometimes arbitrary relationships emerge.

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