Sarah Ann Weber

Sarah Ann Weber employs painting and drawing to create overgrown landscapes that are both verdant and putrefied, while confounding traditional expectations of the landscape genre. Rather than replicating the surface details of our natural surroundings, Weber’s marvelous evocations of nature concern themselves with the spiritual essence of the world, decentralizing the figure. By choreographing vegetation through her imaginative stylizations, the artist proposes that psychological and emotional worlds are as complex and as ripe for exploration as the one beyond our bodies. Weber’s all-over composition style results in works that are deliriously vibrant and feral, uncovering dualities of nature—as a source of beauty and innocence, equally entwined with aggression, and indifference.

Sarah Ann Weber (b. 1988, Chicago, IL) received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago and her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Weber has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions at venues including Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles; Club Pro, Los Angeles; and The Franklin, Chicago. Selected group exhibitions include Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco; MAUVE Gallery, Vienna, Austria; Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn; Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles; Galerie Nord/Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin; Locust Projects, Miami; and Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago. As an Artist in Residence in 2012 at the Vermont Studio Center she received an Artist Grant and was a recipient of the Ox-Bow Scholarship funded by the Joan Mitchell Foundation in 2013. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Strong Blossoming Thing Forever, June 18 – July 31, 2021

Good Company: Pt. 1, December 5, 2020 – March 6, 2021

Staycation, April 7 – May 30, 2020

EXPO Chicago, September 19 – 22, 2019

Tropical Disease, March 16 – April 20, 2019

Sarah Ann Weber

1988
Born in Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Education

2011
MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
2009
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2021
Strong Blossoming Thing Forever, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2019
EXPO Chicago, with Anat Ebgi, Chicago, IL
Tropical Disease, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles CA
2017
Scenic View, Club Pro. Los Angeles, CA
Caves (with Amber Renaye), Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Los Angeles, CA
2016
Cavity (with Brian Rochefort), Some.Time.Salon. San Francisco, CA
2014
Honor Your Poets, The Franklin. Chicago, IL
2013
Just a Phase, Rena Sternberg Gallery. Glencoe, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
Good Company: Pt. 1, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2019
The Conversation, Anat Ebgi at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
2018
Garden Variety, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA
2017
Fire Season, MAUVE Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Water and Dreams, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Toxic Gardens, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
SPRUNG! Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Psychonautics, CES Gallery. Los Angeles, CA
2016
How High, Left Field SLO. San Luis Obispo, CA
Girl Trip, The Lodge. Los Angeles, CA
2015
Pulp in Ashes, Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Los Angeles, CA
Small Works /38th National Juried Exhibition, Harper College. Palatine, IL
2014
Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
Smash & Grab, Locust Projects. Miami, FL
2013
Being A Woman in an All Women Show, Heaven Gallery. Chicago, IL
Methodic Deconstruction, The Franklin. Chicago, IL
Anonymous Drawings, Galerie Nord/Kunstverein Tiergarten. Berlin DE
2012
24HRS/25DAYS, New Capital. Chicago, IL
2011
Selected Works, Andrew Rafacz Gallery. Chicago, IL
Vox VII, Vox Populi Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
110th Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA. Philadelphia, PA
2010
Soundoffka Vol. II, VWVOFFKA Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
Works on Paper Rejects, Little Berlin. Philadelphia, PA
2009
Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries. Chicago, IL

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

2013
The Ox-Bow Scholarship, funded by the Joan Mitchell Foundation
Artist Grant, The HEAT Group at American Airlines Arena
2012
Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center
2009
Merit Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
2007
Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Residencies

2019
Klots International Program for Artists, Lehon, France
2013
Ox-Bow fall residency, Saugatuck, MI
ACRE (Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) Steuben, WI
2012
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Press

2021
Lee, Shannon. "Colored Pencil Revival." Artsy. January 20. (Link)
2017
“Sarah Ann Weber: Wandering Through Mirages” by Alex Rojas. Girl Trip.
“Sarah Ann Weber: Scenic View at Club Pro Los Angeles” by Shana Nys Dambrot. Art and Cake.
“Landscape Art that Depicts More Than Nature,” by Daniel Gerwin. Hyperallergic.
“The Dick Pic Show at Chimento Contemporary” by Angella d’Avignon. Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles.
2013
“Just A Phase” by Katie Rose McEneely. Sheridan Road Magazine. Dec 2013-Jan 2014 issue.
“Sonnenzimmer and Sarah Weber” by Dana Basset. Bad At Sports, recorded podcast 432.
2012
“Sarah Weber's Aggressive Burns” by Ryan Travis Christian. Beautiful/Decay (beautifuldecay.com)

Writing

2017
"Caves" Self-published book of essays
2016
"Art Advice (from Men)" CARLA feature article. Print Publication, Issue 5

Collections

Fidelity Collection

Sarah Ann Weber

BIOGRAPHY

CV

Sarah Ann Weber Petals from blown roses, 2021
Colored pencil on Arches 50 x 38 inches / 127 x 96.5 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Strong Blossoming Thing Forever, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber Strong Blossoming Thing Forever, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber Return no more, 2021
Oil and colored pencil on panel 72 x 96 inches / 182.9 x 243.8 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Long leaved flowers weep, 2021
Oil and colored pencil on panel 72 x 96 inches / 182.9 x 243.8 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Strong Blossoming Thing Forever, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber A dreamful ease, 2021
Oil and colored pencil on panel 72 x 96 inches / 182.9 x 243.8 cm
Sarah Ann Weber There is no joy but calm, 2021
Colored pencil on Arches 22 x 30 inches / 55.9 x 76.2 cm
Sarah Ann Weber The first of things, 2021
Colored pencil on Arches 30 x 22 inches / 76.2 x 55.9 cm
Sarah Ann Weber All things always seemed the same 1, 2021
Colored pencil on Arches 50 x 38 inches / 127 x 96.5 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Strong Blossoming Thing Forever, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber What is it that will last?, 2021
Oil and colored pencil on panel 60 x 84 inches / 152.4 x 213.4 cm
Sarah Ann Weber What is it that will last?, 2021
Detail
Sarah Ann Weber Monster in the garden, 2020
Acrylic, vinyl and colored pencil on Arches, framed 51.25 x 103 inches / 130.2 x 261.6 cm
Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber Solstice, 2020
Colored pencil on Arches, framed 25.5 x 33 inches / 64.8 x 83.8 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Sisters of the Sun, 2020
Colored pencil on Arches, framed 42 x 54 inches / 106.7 x 137.2 cm
Sarah Ann Weber After Étant Donnés, 2020
Colored pencil on Arches, framed 25.5 x 33 inches / 64.8 x 83.8 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Let the Wolves Out, 2020
Oil pastel and colored pencil on Strathmore, framed 54 x 42 inches / 137.2 x 106.7 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Coconut Grove camouflage, 2020
Colored pencil on Arches 22 x 30 inches / 55.9 x 76.2 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Wandervogel, 1925, 2019
Watercolor and colored pencil on Arches, framed 25.25 x 33 inches / 64.1 x 83.8 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Two Silhouettes, 2020
Colored pencil on Arches, framed 25.5 x 33 inches / 64.8 x 83.8 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Self Portrait, 2020
Colored pencil on Arches 22 x 30 inches / 55.9 x 76.2 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Ambassador Hotel’s return, 2020
Colored pencil on Arches, framed 25.5 x 33 inches / 64.8 x 83.8 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Arrest all the beauty, 2020
Acrylic, watercolor and colored pencil on panel 60 x 40 inches / 152.4 x 101.6 cm
Sarah Ann Weber The Plot, 2019
Watercolor and colored pencil on paper, framed 24 x 32 inches / 61 x 81.3 cm
Sarah Ann Weber, EXPO Chicago, 2019, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber, EXPO Chicago, 2019, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber The Watcher, 2019
Watercolor and colored pencil on panel, framed 48.5 x 60.5 inches / 123.2 x 153.7 cm
Sarah Ann Weber The Interview, 2019
Watercolor and colored pencil on paper, framed 24 x 32 inches / 61 x 81.3 cm
Sarah Ann Weber, EXPO Chicago, 2019, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber The Set Up, 2019
Colored pencil on panel, framed 20.5 x 24.5 inches / 52.1 x 62.2 cm
Sarah Ann Weber The Artifice, 2019
Colored pencil on panel, framed 20.5 x 24.5 inches / 52.1 x 62.2 cm
Sarah Ann Weber, EXPO Chicago, 2019, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber The Antihero, 2019
Watercolor and colored pencil on panel, framed 48.5 x 60.5 inches / 123.2 x 153.7 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Bill Pester of Palm Canyon, San Jacinto Mountains, 1917, 2019
Colored Pencil on Arches, framed 22 x 30 inches / 55.9 x 76.2 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Tropical Disease, 2019, AE2, Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber Secret Wild, 2018
Watercolor and colored pencil on panel, artist's frame 60.5 x 72.5 inches / 153.7 x 184.2 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Tropical Disease, 2019, AE2, Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber Tropical Disease, 2019, AE2, Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber Strange, strange skies, 2019
Oil pastel, watercolor and colored pencil on panel, artist's frame 60.5 x 40.5 inches / 153.7 x 102.9 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Greetings from Los Angeles, 2018
Colored pencil on paper, framed 24 x 32 inches / 61 x 81.3 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Looking Poolside, 2018
Colored pencil on paper, framed 42 x 54 inches / 106.7 x 137.2 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Tropical Disease, 2019, AE2, Installation view
Sarah Ann Weber Comes In Colors, 2018
Oil pastel and colored pencil on panel, artist's frame 60.5 x 72.5 inches / 153.7 x 184.2 cm
Sarah Ann Weber Worship in the Grove, 2019
Colored pencil on Arches, framed 38 x 50 inches / 96.5 x 127 cm

BIOGRAPHY

Sarah Ann Weber employs painting and drawing to create overgrown landscapes that are both verdant and putrefied, while confounding traditional expectations of the landscape genre. Rather than replicating the surface details of our natural surroundings, Weber’s marvelous evocations of nature concern themselves with the spiritual essence of the world, decentralizing the figure. By choreographing vegetation through her imaginative stylizations, the artist proposes that psychological and emotional worlds are as complex and as ripe for exploration as the one beyond our bodies. Weber’s all-over composition style results in works that are deliriously vibrant and feral, uncovering dualities of nature—as a source of beauty and innocence, equally entwined with aggression, and indifference.

Sarah Ann Weber (b. 1988, Chicago, IL) received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago and her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Weber has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions at venues including Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles; Club Pro, Los Angeles; and The Franklin, Chicago. Selected group exhibitions include Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco; MAUVE Gallery, Vienna, Austria; Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn; Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles; Galerie Nord/Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin; Locust Projects, Miami; and Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago. As an Artist in Residence in 2012 at the Vermont Studio Center she received an Artist Grant and was a recipient of the Ox-Bow Scholarship funded by the Joan Mitchell Foundation in 2013. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Strong Blossoming Thing Forever, June 18 – July 31, 2021

Good Company: Pt. 1, December 5, 2020 – March 6, 2021

Staycation, April 7 – May 30, 2020

EXPO Chicago, September 19 – 22, 2019

Tropical Disease, March 16 – April 20, 2019

CV

Sarah Ann Weber

1988
Born in Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Education

2011
MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
2009
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2021
Strong Blossoming Thing Forever, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2019
EXPO Chicago, with Anat Ebgi, Chicago, IL
Tropical Disease, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles CA
2017
Scenic View, Club Pro. Los Angeles, CA
Caves (with Amber Renaye), Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Los Angeles, CA
2016
Cavity (with Brian Rochefort), Some.Time.Salon. San Francisco, CA
2014
Honor Your Poets, The Franklin. Chicago, IL
2013
Just a Phase, Rena Sternberg Gallery. Glencoe, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
Good Company: Pt. 1, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2019
The Conversation, Anat Ebgi at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
2018
Garden Variety, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA
2017
Fire Season, MAUVE Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Water and Dreams, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Toxic Gardens, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
SPRUNG! Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Psychonautics, CES Gallery. Los Angeles, CA
2016
How High, Left Field SLO. San Luis Obispo, CA
Girl Trip, The Lodge. Los Angeles, CA
2015
Pulp in Ashes, Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Los Angeles, CA
Small Works /38th National Juried Exhibition, Harper College. Palatine, IL
2014
Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
Smash & Grab, Locust Projects. Miami, FL
2013
Being A Woman in an All Women Show, Heaven Gallery. Chicago, IL
Methodic Deconstruction, The Franklin. Chicago, IL
Anonymous Drawings, Galerie Nord/Kunstverein Tiergarten. Berlin DE
2012
24HRS/25DAYS, New Capital. Chicago, IL
2011
Selected Works, Andrew Rafacz Gallery. Chicago, IL
Vox VII, Vox Populi Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
110th Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA. Philadelphia, PA
2010
Soundoffka Vol. II, VWVOFFKA Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
Works on Paper Rejects, Little Berlin. Philadelphia, PA
2009
Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries. Chicago, IL

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

2013
The Ox-Bow Scholarship, funded by the Joan Mitchell Foundation
Artist Grant, The HEAT Group at American Airlines Arena
2012
Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center
2009
Merit Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
2007
Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Residencies

2019
Klots International Program for Artists, Lehon, France
2013
Ox-Bow fall residency, Saugatuck, MI
ACRE (Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) Steuben, WI
2012
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Press

2021
Lee, Shannon. "Colored Pencil Revival." Artsy. January 20. (Link)
2017
“Sarah Ann Weber: Wandering Through Mirages” by Alex Rojas. Girl Trip.
“Sarah Ann Weber: Scenic View at Club Pro Los Angeles” by Shana Nys Dambrot. Art and Cake.
“Landscape Art that Depicts More Than Nature,” by Daniel Gerwin. Hyperallergic.
“The Dick Pic Show at Chimento Contemporary” by Angella d’Avignon. Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles.
2013
“Just A Phase” by Katie Rose McEneely. Sheridan Road Magazine. Dec 2013-Jan 2014 issue.
“Sonnenzimmer and Sarah Weber” by Dana Basset. Bad At Sports, recorded podcast 432.
2012
“Sarah Weber's Aggressive Burns” by Ryan Travis Christian. Beautiful/Decay (beautifuldecay.com)

Writing

2017
"Caves" Self-published book of essays
2016
"Art Advice (from Men)" CARLA feature article. Print Publication, Issue 5

Collections

Fidelity Collection