"When humanity, technology and the natural world convene"... Sarah Yuster's landscapes embrace the vortex. Her particular ability to convey atmosphere, air and subtle light, results in paintings that nail a moment, flash a glimpse or hint at a mystery.
Sprawling, lush and sentimental treatment is lavished on both likely and unlikely subjects, while others are spare, offhand remarks... and there's an occasional elbow jab of dry humor. A viewer will likely connect somewhere along this spectrum of compelling images.
Sarah Yuster is a painter best known for her urban landscapes and insightful portraits.
Notable clientèle, distinguished collections include:
• Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery - Nobel laureate Saul Bellow
• National Air & Space Museum - Neil DeGrasse Tyson - astrophysicist / PBS NOVA star
• Harvard University - sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson (two time Pulitzer prize-winner)
• Yale University - Coit Liles / Russell Trust Association
• Bangkok Royal Compound, Thailand - large scale triptych for royal family member, N Songkhia
• New York Armory Track - NYC Marathon designer NYRRC, 1st president Olympian Ted Corbitt
She's been commissioned by the Wall Street Journal, The NY State Legislature, City University of New York and the NYC Department of Education among others.
Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian's Museum of American Art, Academy of Design, NYC galleries, and hangs in major institutions and corporate headquarters throughout the New York metropolitan area. Yuster's artwork is prominently displayed in locales beyond the US border in England, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Moldova, Scotland, Spain and Thailand.
Via the NYC Council on the Arts she created The Firefighters' Commemorative, a powerful triad of paintings which includes her pre 9/11 NYC skyline piece, Yuster's now iconic view of lower Manhattan, as seen from the crest of Victory Boulevard overlooking the harbor. The World Trade Center eclipses a section of sunrise hues; the pre-dawn North Shore traffic sparse in the foreground.
"The image now has new meaning, magnified by history, pain and the spirit of remembrance."
In 2011, she curated an exhibit, "Artists Respond to September 11" for the National Lighthouse Museum which included these works and those of esteemed colleagues.
Her home and studio is on Staten Island, New York City's quiet borough, where she lives with her husband, musician Robert Mosci. They have a son and daughter.
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