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About

Sara K Dunn

she/her

I'm currently based in the Burren, Ireland in pursuit of an MFA in Art and Ecology from the Burren College of Art.

I’m a multimedia artist, budding ecologist, and informal historical researcher.  My art practice is filtered through the lens of my Queer, neurodivergent, and feminist identities. The natural world has been my primary muse, and in more recent years, I have looked to both human and more-than-human inhabitants to learn from and depict their experiences to draw parallels between them all.

My aim with my art practice is to wonder at how interconnected everything on this earth is, and how human connections and communal care echo these natural structures. To be aware of the current events that grip our reality is essential, and to ignore them does a disservice to us all. In this vein, I gather inspiration from both the world around me and deep within myself, then distill my perceptions into my artworks through a myriad of mediums.

My visual language is varied in method and materials but has a connecting thread through color and detail. I specialize in illustration, printmaking, painting, and design with more recent explorations in sculpture, installation art, and performance. I pull inspiration from historical artistic practices and subject matters and apply them to contemporary subjects and concepts. Both antiquated and of this time, my work blends time periods, and ways of living.

CURRICULIUM VITAE

Education

2023-2025  MFA Candidate in Art and Ecology

                    at Burren College of Art, Ireland

2019          URI Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program

 at University of Rhode Island, South Kingston, RI, USA

2013-2017   BFA with Honors in Illustration

                    at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

 

Exhibitions and Collections

2024 - Providence Community Herbarium Exhibition

                The Wurks, Providence, RI, USA

2024 - Providence Community Herbarium Print Edition

                Heather McMordie's Studio, Providence, RI, USA

2023 - Fairy Garden Days: Featured Artist

                Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Cranston, RI, USA

2023 - Springtime Iridescent Pond: Window Display Artist

                Campus Fine Wines in Fox Point, Providence, RI, USA

2023 - Demystifying Process: A PVDPrintmakers Exhibition

                Waterfire Arts Center, Providence, RI, USA

2023 - My Buddy Dorothy Group Show

                Sonny's House, Portland, OR, USA

2021-22 - Imagined Plants: Giving Plastic Packaging Another Life

               Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at RISD, Providence, RI, USA

2022 - Homage: Group Show

               On the Fringe, NYC. Tribeca, NY, USA

2021 - Vacant Museum: Lost & Found

               Global Online Art Gallery: VacantMuseum.com

2021 - The Queer Art Collective: Petrichor

               The QAC, The Armory, Pawtucket, RI, USA

2021 - Bloom Collective: Window Display Artist

               Bloom Collective at The West End, Providence, RI, USA

2021 - The Queer Art Collective: Opening Exhibition

               The QAC, The Armory, Pawtucket, RI, USA

2020 - Bloom Collective: Vendor and Window Display Artist

               Pop-Up Shop, Providence, RI, USA

2020 - Prints for Protest Edition

               Philadelphia, PA, USA

2019 - Miami Art Week: Satellite Art Show

               Wynwood, Miami, FL, USA

2019 - Prints for Protest Edition

               New York City, NY, USA

2019 - Salon De Thé

               Studio 1608, West Palm Beach, FL, USA

2019 - The Threshold

               Studio 1608, West Palm Beach, FL USA

2018 - Miami Art Week: Satellite Art Show

               Satellite Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

2018 - Paris Plus Friends: Week Three

               Pop-Up Gallery, Providence, RI, USA

2017 -  Time. Space. Place. Global Thoughts & Practices

               Woods-Gerry Gallery at RISD, Providence, RI, USA​

2017 -  Classically Trained, a Senior Show

               RISD Illustration Gallery Space, Providence, RI, USA

2017 - Illustration Senior Show  

               Woods-Gerry Gallery at RISD, Providence, RI, USA​

2017 - Investigating Myths and Legends of the Burren                                      The Burren College of Art, The Burren, Ireland​

Residencies 

2023 - Wedding Cake House Residency: March Cohort

                Wedding Cake House, Providence, RI, USA

2012 - Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Residency

                Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, USA  

Fundraisers 

2024 - Make Ink not War, Art Action for Gaza

                Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Ireland

2024 - Seisiúin for Palestine: Art Booth

                Galway Indoor Market, Galway, Ireland

2024 - Incognito Art Sale for Jack and Jill Foundation

                Virtual on Incognito Website, based in Ireland

2022 - QTMA (Queer+Trans Mutual Aid) Raffle Booth

                Queer + Trans Zinefest, Providence, RI, USA

2021 - Vida Alegre and AMOR Mutual Aid Raffle

                 Instagram Live Raffle (Virtual) @artworkfordonation

Publications

Paddenstolen - In Kunst, Cultuur, and Natuur  

by Antoon Kuhlmann and Dominique Clement

Hortus Nijmegen Botanical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Published February 2022

CARGO Comic Anthology

AWE Comics, Providence, RI, USA

            Issue No. 2 - 2020

            Issue No. 1 -2018

 

Thin Noon Literary Journal

Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

       Issue No. 3 - 2017

       Issue No. 2 -2016

       Issue No. 1 -2015

FREAKLORE Zine

Magik Press, New London, CT, USA

       FREAKLORE Zine - 2023

Contact

Currently open to commissions

feel free to inquire about art pieces

For children's book inquires contact:

Studio Goodwin Sturges

Oct 19 photographed in old church by Elle.JPG

photo credit: Elle Osterich

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