Sara Willadsen

36″x36″; ink, paper, found materials, acrylic on canvas; 2018

Sara Willadsen
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA


I make pictures that satisfy my curiosity in aesthetics and found materials. Combining these articles with reappropriations of my own work allows me to employ past patterns and marks as prompts for new structures and environments. The aggressive process used to construct these secretive spaces is kept in balance with the consciousness to know when to stop.


Sara Willadsen was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (USA) in 1987. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Northern Illinois University in 2014 and her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Graphic Arts from Lakeland University in 2010. Working mainly with paint and various site-specific found materials, Willadsen’s work explores concepts of abstract spaces and structures guided by her surroundings. She has had work featured in New American Paintings and Fresh Paint Magazine and shows frequently in group exhibitions at the regional and national level. Willadsen is currently working as a visual artist and graphic designer in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.


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Opening 1
12″x12″; graphite, acrylic on paper; 2018

Rolling Coal
10″ diameter; ink, paper, canvas, acrylic on panel; 2018

Special English 1
24″x24″; ink, graphite, found materials, acrylic, batting, canvas on panel; 2018

Timeshare 2
8.5″x11″; ink, gel pen, found materials, acrylic on paper; 2018