Sara Pittman

BIOGRAPHY

Sara Pittman

Born in 1991. Lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Artist Statement
American painter, Sara Pittman is interested in the exploration of intuition and its relationship to space in her atmospheric, non-representational paintings. The artist’s desire to escape familiarity can be felt through her distinct, sfumato approach to painting in which she blends edges, softening shapes and marks to create movement that is dreamlike and mysterious. Her paintings, which are often described as exuding an emotional aura, are recognizable for their ethereal quality and ability to draw the viewer in through the use of light and dimension. Symphonic yet deliberate shapes and colors collide with chaotic marks in what becomes a harmonious exchange between intention and instinct. Pittman describes this part of her process as a ‘bridge forming from a place of intuition to a moment of clarity’ and sees its relationship to the dialogue between the human desire for freedom and the need for control. Through this juxtaposition her work transforms into a call and response exchange, and the painting takes on a narrative that is not so much revealing these personal explorations as it is hiding them. What results is a curious realm of compositional rhythms and brush work that pull the viewer in and out, almost like viewing an image slightly out of focus. While the paintings themselves feel fantastical, the artist provides poetic titles the brings us back to the concrete world. Pittman gifts us with work that is visually out of the ordinary, yet emotionally familiar.

Education
2015                                       Huntingdon College, Bachelor of Fine Arts

2016 – 2018                            Redux Contemporary Art Center, Studio Artist Program


Awards / Press

2020                                       Voyage Atlanta, “Hidden Gems”, July

2020                                       The Visionary Projects, “Three Abstract Creatives We Love”, July

2018                                       Artbeat Mag, “Walker Fine Art Presents a Conscious Surrender”

2018                                       Art Mag, INTRO Artists

2017                                       Post and Courier, December

2017                                       Charleston Style and Design

2017                                       American Art Collector, October

2017                                       Art Mag, “8 Artists Bringing the Heat This Summer”

2017                                       World of Interiors Magazine, Chicago

2017                                       Widewalls

2017                                       Avidly Home, Canada, “Artist Profile”

2014                                       Outstanding Artist of the Year, Huntingdon College


Speaking Engagements

2017                                       Selected Presenter for Pecha Kucha XXVII, Charleston, SC

 Solo Exhibitions

2022                                       TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2018                                       Sara Pittman: The Road Between, Beresford Studios, Charleston, South Carolina

2018                                       Sara Pittman: Unfamiliar Truths, Tandem Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia

2016                                       Jeffrey Cortland Jones & Sara Pittman: Paintings by Sara Pittman and Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


Group Exhibitions

2022                                       Summer Select, Claire Elizabeth Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2021                                       Group Show, Walker Fine Art, Denver, Colorado

2021                                       Intuition, The Miller Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina

2018                                       Conscious Surrender, Walker Fine Art, Denver, Colorado

2018                                       Intro, Art Mag, Charleston, South Carolina

2017                                       Departure Theory, H. Gallery, Ventura, California