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Sara K Dunn



Born in North America, raised in Stuttgart, Germany.

Currently based on Wampanoag and Narragansett land in Providence, RI.

Sara K Dunn is a queer illustrator, designer, printmaker, sculptor, and budding ecologist. She earned a BFA in Illustration from RISD and decided to stay in Providence, RI to pursue creative projects and endeavors. She cares about aesthetic, and design –creating a cohesive identity in her own art and lifestyle. Sara has created a world of her own while still considering the contemporary world around her, and others who reside in it. She lives and breathes her work, and it means the world to her that other people relate to her art.   

Sara dabbles in many different mediums, ranging from detailed pen work to strange compiled sculptures. She likes to consider the relationship between objects and the spaces around them, constantly trying to find new ways of conveying this concept. She is open to doing works that reach different age groups; from ones geared towards children to more sophisticated concepts. 

If she's not holed up in her little apartment, creating, you can find her in gardens around Rhode Island, communing with the plants. Another potential location will be the local flea market, thrift store, or vintage shop.

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Curriculum vitae


2023-2025 MFA Candidate in Art and Ecology

                     at the Burren College of Art, Ireland

2019 - URI Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program

2013-2017  - BFA with Honors in Illustration

                       at the Rhode Island School of Design 

2016 - Burren College of Art month long programme

Scholarships & Awards

2016 - Edna Lawrence Scholarship at RISD

2012 - Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Program



2020 - Paddenstolen - In Kunst, Cultuur, and Natuur

2020 - CARGO Issue No. 2

2018 - CARGO Issue No. 1

2017 - Thin Noon Issue No. 3

2016 - Thin Noon Issue No. 2

2015 - Thin Noon Issue No. 1


2023 - Wedding Cake House Residency: March Cohort

                Wedding Cake House, Providence, RI, USA

Exhibitions and collections

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:

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

2016 -  Advanced Painting Show

               RISD Illustration Gallery Space, Providence, RI, USA

2016 - Tarot Card Exhibition

               RISD Illustration Paper Gallery, Providence, RI, USA


Currently open to commissions

feel free to inquire about art pieces

For children's book inquires contact:

Studio Goodwin Sturges

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