Sarah Edith Kleinman is an art historian and Art History Ph.D. student at Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Art History, and Studio Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010.
At Boulder, Sarah took courses from art historians Claire Farago, Deborah Haynes, Albert Alhadeff, and J.P. Park. In her studio classes, Sarah honed an unabashed, colorful style that emerged through extensive coursework in painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, and sound art. Art history courses supplemented her artistic training.
In the Department of Art & Art History at CU Boulder, Sarah received artistic training from such notable artists as ceramicist Kim Dickey, painter Alvin Gregorio, and intermedia artist Dr. George Rivera. From 2005 through 2010, Her studio practice was predicated on experiments with movement, hue, texture and perspective in effort to pixellate and manipulate images of the natural world. She developed a technique of dragging paint across the canvases, intimating repetition and ghost images that seem to dance across the canvas. In subsequent paintings, rectilinear and ovular pulls of color coalesce, further abstracting scenes from former places of residence, including Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; and Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Denver, Colorado.
In 2014, Sarah was accepted to Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Art History, which provided a two-year graduate teaching assistantship and a number of opportunities for fieldwork in the discipline of art history. Sarah completed her Masters in Art History in May 2016. Her thesis is titled "Hans Haacke's GERMANIA: Reconstructing the Historical Germanies" (advisor: Robert Hobbs).
This website serves to document Sarah's portfolio from the years she maintained an active studio practice. As of August 2014, Sarah has devoted her time to contributing to the disciplines of art history and museum studies.