Sarah Granett (USA) is a visual artist whose practice investigates painting as revelatory play. She seeks to create a painterly object which stretches, reframes and refigures, exploring and celebrating complexity through ambivalent form.
Granett earned an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2007. She also studied at Bard College (undergraduate), the New York Studio School, and CSU Sacramento. She attended Red Gate Residency, Beijing (2010), participated in Bronx AIM program (2011) and received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Funds grant (2011). During the years of 2007 through 2011 she participated in artist-run exhibition initiatives at Index Art Center (then Red Saw) (Newark, NJ), Gallery Afferro (Newark, NJ), and the Dirty Dirty (Ditmas Park, Brooklyn). From 2011 to 2014 she lived and worked in Istanbul, Turkey, where she co-produced the artist-run project NIMBY Lifestyles with Jasmine Justice and Jesse Farber. Starting in 2014 she co-founded the arts magazine Dime and Honey with Carin Rodenborn. She collaborates with composer-musician-artist Roozbeh Nafisi with whom she created , as seen, as said, as sung, as read, as, debuted at the Festival of New American Music (2017). She also creates video animations and short films with artist-composer Steven Dressler. In 2017 she spent a productive and delightful August in residency at the Vermont Studio Center. She is currently based in Los Angeles.
Sarah Granett has taught studio courses at numerous institutions in New Jersey and Northern California, including: University of California at Davis; California State University, Sacramento; Essex County College, Newark; Bergen Community College, Paramus; Rider University, Lawrenceville; and Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Student work