Sara Post, is an American abstract mixed media painter. She uses paint and/or collaged paper layered with wax, to record and communicate experience. “Wax is a transitory medium, light conducting, suggestive of change. I’m intrigued by edges and boundaries—walls, fences, tree lines, shore lines, fault lines—shifting places where change is visibly taking place. Abstraction communicates by suggestion, by feel, allowing a communication that gives preference to emotional response.”
Post began her art career in 1981. Her work was quickly recognized for its innovative color and abstract imagery. Her ceramics have been exhibited in galleries across the US, including the American Craft Museum and the Smithsonian as well as in Canada, Italy and Japan. From 2002-2010 she concentrated on ceramic wall works and installations including the Cold Canyon series for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, nine pieces for Alta Bates in Berkeley, California as well as working with architect Julie Haney on numerous private installations.
A printmaking residency in Italy in 2008 changed her perspective on art making. Branching out, she designed a twenty-five piece textile collection for P-B Fabrics in 2012. Experiments with encaustic led to another change: mixing oil paint with cold wax medium. Her work is represented by Sparrow Gallery in Sacramento, California and Sager-Braudis Gallery in Columbia, Missouri. She has been featured in the recent book Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts and Conversations by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin. She is a sponsored instructor with R&F Paints and Gamblin Oil Paints.
Post studied English literature and studio art at Southern Methodist University and has a Master’s degree in ceramics and art education from Northern Arizona University.