Sarah Schechter

SARAH SCHECHTER is a New York City-based artist whose work emanates equal measures of worry and hope, and her processes bask in the discovery of wildly impulsive creation. Her compositions and subject matter come to life as multiple layers of oil paint build up, in the process both generating and defining her imagery. Whimsical depictions of flora, fauna, and human-like forms remind us that the earth is not thrilled with our intrusions and that immediate change is needed.

Schechter seeks to humanize these victims of “progress” and remind us that the Earth is a sacred place in need of love; however, there are also elements of wild celebration and uninhibited joy that laugh in the face of these paradoxes we all live in—elements that keep life interesting.

Schechter graduated from Wesleyan University in 2017 with a degree in history and recently completed her master’s degree in Art and Arts Education at Columbia University in 2020.