Sara Willadsen was born in Sheboygan, WI 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 College 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 most recently completed a residency at Eastside International in Los Angeles. Willadsen currently has work in the New American Paintings Midwest Edition exhibition at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, IL and is working as a visual artist in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.
I make pictures that satisfy my curiosity in aesthetics and found materials. Combining these articles with structures and environments. The aggressive process used to construct these secretive spaces is kept in balance with the consciousness to know when to stop.