Artist Profile - Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones’ art examines themes of loss and what is hard to see. She is interested in giving presence to what is lost or barely there, examining the traceries and stains left behind by the subject: the residues, the relics, the scars. Her work endeavors to form a dignified account of the things that we suffer through and that matter, and to attend to the detritus, and the worn treasures that are handed down. Using traditional needlework, surface design, and other finishing techniques, Sarah makes work that is assembled from detritus and scraps. Through meticulous treatment, these base materials are embellished and refined, and yet, as in life, everything is left unfinished — threads are hanging, stitches are incomplete, and the edges are rough. Sarah Jones studied painting and printmaking at the University of Utah, and received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She was awarded residencies at Haystack Mountains School, Ucross Foundation, Boedel Reserve, and a fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. Her work is represented by Curtis Steiner in Seattle, Washington, and by Phillips Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has lived and worked in Seattle, Washington, for the past 18 years.
Sarah Jones received 2019 GAP Award funding for the making of an installation called “Le pre” (the Meadow). This valuable funding will allow her to partially cover the time and expense of making the botanical banners that make up this installation.