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Sarah Elizabeth Barnett

County: Whitman County




Fellowship Awards 2023
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Sarah Elizabeth Barnett is a painter from North Texas, presently residing in Washington State. Sarah earned her BFA from the University of North Texas in 2018 and later attended the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Residency Program (SURP) at the New York Academy of Art. She received her MFA in 2022 from Washington State University, where she currently teaches as an adjunct instructor. Sarah has exhibited in competitive juried shows both regionally and nationally, including Terrain in Spokane, WA, the 2021 AXA Art Prize Exhibition at NYAA, MANIFEST in Cincinnati, OH, and the Women’s Museum in Fair Park, Dallas, TX. A devoted oil painter with a background in figure drawing, Sarah’s paintings are highly representational and heavily distorted. Her works address themes of mortality, self-preservation, isolation, and the human body’s complex relationships to technology. Recently, she has also contributed to several public mural projects while working with an arts not-for-profit in the community of Pullman, WA.

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