We’re thrilled to have fine arts maker Sara Paige joining the fest this year. Her current subject matter has been light and darkness and recent projects have utilized electronic circuits, microcontrollers, and computer programming. Her projects range from room-sized installations to containable art objects. And we’ve been told us she’ll be working on a couple new ideas during the fest!
Sara Paige (b. 1988) grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin. She is currently working and living in Champaign, Illinois. There she is a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree. She specializes in painting, but also explores other areas in new media such as, installation work, video, and programming. Her work explores various ways of examining one’s self. There are often psychological or spiritual undertones expressed through the work. In 2012, she enjoyed her first residency at Prairie Center of Arts in Peoria, Illinois. Her work has been displayed internationally at Beijing Normal University in China and Universidad Autonoma Benito Juare de Oaxaca in Mexico. Nationally, she has had her work shown at Goggle Works Center for the Arts in Reading, Pennsylvania, Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, and Nails in the Wall Gallery in Metuchen, New Jersey. She won the “Best Miniature Award” in the 2011 Richeson 75 International Small Works exhibition at the Richeson School of Art & Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin.
When she is not making art, she is traveling through time and space with the Doctor.
Learn more at sarapaigeart.com