Photograph of artist Sarah Zar in a handmade layered lace gown
Vestuary Operatics (performance still), photo by Leif Zurmuhlen

*Sarah Zar has a collection of imaginary avians that enjoy flying around her neck when the winds are rising. Her species is noted for its colorful use of dream logic.

Sarah Zar has an undergraduate degree in art and literature from the Ontario College of Art and Design & SUNY Albany, and a graduate degree in painting from Montclair.  She taught Master’s students right out of the proverbial gate. Zar’s inventive roster as an educatrix has included contemporary art & aesthetics, as well as subjects integrating the studio arts with quantum theory, literary theory, NLP, nonsense cryptology, and the art of microexpressions. After teaching diverse curricula as an adjunct in NJ and a professor in NYC, she spearheaded and ran a 76 teacher program to bring much needed cultural and technical courses to Harlem students at a school started in partnership with Columbia University.

Zar has been the recipient of numerous awards, including The Roanne Kulakoff Award for Painting and the Bradley Smith Award for Sculpture. She has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, including shows at Denise Bibro Fine Art/ Platform Gallery in NYC, Pratt Institute, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, the Chautauqua Institution, Sideshow Gallery, BLAM, and Stephen Romano Gallery.  She had her first international solo exhibition at Afterhours Projects in Toronto, Canada, in 2013. Recent publications include IPMM and Apex Magazine.  Her first art book, Riddled With Spots, was recently published by A. Keck Press and is available in the curated, 2nd floor bookstore at the Museum of Modern Art, in Manhattan.  Zar lives and works in New York.