Sarah Horwitz* works in oil on wood. Curator Edward Maldonado of The Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago, states: "The paintings focus on more elemental qualities -- earth, air, fire, water ...[Horwitz] also paints flora and fauna executed with a rich and vibrant color palette, with the overall effect both highly emotive and enigmatic...Indeed, there remains a strong tradition in the arts regarding the symbolic representation of the physical world as a metaphor for the spiritual and the transcendent."
Recently included in the LA facet of the Jerusalem Biennale 2015 (Review/interview by Baha Danesh: www.wechooseart.com/sarah-horwitz/), solo shows include The Dortort Center for the Arts at UCLA, Perimeter Gallery in Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center, Gramercy Fine Art in New York. Included numerous times in the International Art Expo in Chicago via Perimeter Gallery, Sarah's works are in the collection of Fidelity Investments corporate headquarters in Boston and in private collections in the USA and Europe. Sarah's work has been written about in Where Chicago Magazine, Chicago Sun Times, and The New Art Examiner.
Sarah taught painting, drawing and studio research seminars as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the BFA program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for ten years before relocating to Los Angeles. After completing a BS in film from Boston University, she earned MA and MFA degrees in painting and drawing at The University of Iowa where she was awarded a merit scholarship. Raised in Northern New Jersey where she experienced profound moments in nature, Sarah currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
*Sarah Horwitz (aka Dana Garner) — Many post-Holocaust American Jews are given both an English and a Jewish name; in adulthood, Sarah chose to use the Hebrew name she was given at birth.