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Sara Post, American abstract painter, was born in Dallas, Texas. She studied art and English at Southern Methodist University and upon graduation moved to Los Angeles. Over the next five years she traveled widely in the U.S., Spain, and England. In London she worked as an assistant at a small pottery studio and upon returning to the U.S., enrolled in Don Bendel’s innovative process-centered ceramics program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. After completing graduate studies, she and her husband, artist Thomas Post, moved to Davis, California, where they opened a pottery studio, TSPost Ceramics, active from 1981 until 2010.
Post concentrated on ceramic wall pieces, which were recognized for their innovative color and painterly abstract imagery. Her work was exhibited and sold at local and national venues including the American Craft Museum and the Smithsonian. She completed numerous public commissions from large single works to whole floor installations. In 2008, she rediscovered drawing and printmaking during a residency in Italy at Il Bisonte press in Florence. Those activities led to experiments with mixed media painting combining collage, drawing, oil paint and cold wax medium, which are exhibited in group and solo shows and sold nationally.
Post currently maintains a studio, Art 26, in downtown Davis. Her paintings are known for quiet but complex abstract surfaces. She exhibits widely and teaches adult workshops in abstract painting and drawing at art centers and studios nationally. She is represented by Sparrow Gallery in Sacramento, California, and Sager-Reeves Gallery in Columbia, Missouri.