Sarah Carlson, b. 1987, Bitburg Germany, is a contemporary Canadian artist working mainly in paint and installation practices. She received her BFAH (2009) from the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout North America and can be found in private collections worldwide. She has been featured in Idea Couture’s MISC Magazine, interviewed by Feminist Art Conference Toronto, and reviewed by Artoronto online art magazine. Sarah was the spring 2016 artist in residence at Algonquin Provincial Park and has attended thematic residencies at Artscape Gibraltar Point, and Can Serrat International Art Centre in Barcelona, Spain. Her work combines representation with abstraction by way of an explorative approach. From time-based media, weathered walls and studio prepared canvas and wood, Sarah embraces a variety of materials and a play between the organic and man-made. Thematically, for Sarah, the wilderness is more than something to be mapped and defined, it is an opportunity for questioning and a site for (re)imagining symbiotic relationships between humans and nature. Her compositions are regularly rooted in plein air studies and field research completed in both remote and urban-rural fringe spaces critical in the field of conservation. Her research examines myth-making with regards to wild spaces and female identity as presented through various media. Sarah utilizes video, installation, performance and paint to address themes of environmental disconnect and to facilitate alternative interpretations of identity in relationship to place.