SENSE OF PLACE SOLO SHOW  / GALLERY 903 OCTOBER 2017

SENSE OF PLACE SOLO SHOW / GALLERY 903 OCTOBER 2017

Described as “engrossingly emotive” and “visually innovative”, artist Sara Sjol takes her love of line and color and weaves them together in a vibrant and visual manner that carries through both her paper and mixed media works.

“I have always looked at the world through my own lens. I was first intrigued with graphics — shapes, squares, patterns, and form which lead me to countless creative endeavors. My technique evolved organically. From pattern and line doodles in notebooks, to some ink and watercolor experiments on a left-over piece of screen printing paper, to the paintings I am doing today.”

Sjol’s work is held in collections from San Diego to Seattle. Her work also currently featured at Portland International Airport. In 2014 Sjol was selected as Artslandia Performance Annual’s Cover Artist along with a feature in the magazine.

Sara is also founder of The Recycled Rain Project; a Portland-based non-profit that curates a juried art show featuring new works created by incorporating rainwater. Each cycle features different local artists, with a percentage of sales donated to water-related charities.


CV:

2018 – GROUP EXHIBIT
Group Show | Hampton Inn, Pearl October–December 2018 | Portland, Ore.

2017 – A SENSE OF PLACE
Solo Show | Gallery 903 October 2017 | Portland, Ore.

2017 – PERSPECTIVES: WORKS BY FEMALE ARTISTS
Selected works | Gallery 903 July 2017 | Portland, Ore.

2016-17  – PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Terminal D | Portland, Ore. 

2015 – ROCHE BOBOIS PORTLAND
 Portland, Ore

2015 – COMMON THREADS
Solo Show | First Thursday April 07 -April 29
Portland, Ore. 

2014 – ARTSLANDIA MAGAZINE LAUNCH
Artslandia Series and selected works | First Thursday through September
Portland, Ore.

2013 – HRC PDX  GALA 2013  ART AUCTION
Lewis and Clark College
July 27th : Portland, Ore.

2013 – THE  SECOND ANNUAL RECYCLED RAIN PROJECT : Portland, Ore.
Olympic Mills Gallery Space

2013 – CASCADE AIDS PROJECT ART AUCTION
Memorial Stadium
April 27th : Portland, Ore.

2012 – GALLERY 903 ARTIST
May 2012 – Current

Exhibits Monthly | Portland, Ore.

2012 – THE RECYCLED RAIN PROJECT
Launch Pad Gallery

2012 – PORTLAND LOVE SHOW : Portland, Ore.
The Ford Building

2011 – PORTLAND LOVE SHOW : Portland, Ore.
Launch Pad Gallery

2010 – FACING FEAR SHOW : Portland, Ore.
Launch Pad Gallery

EDUCATION + EXPERIENCE

2012-Current – The Recycled Rain Project – Founder, Curator, Designer
2007 – Pacific Northwest College of Art – Portland, OR –  Continuing Education: Screen Print
2004 – Pacific Northwest College of Art – Portland, OR –  Continuing Education: Graphic Design
1998-2002 – Minnesota State University at Moorhead – BS Communication Design