My work is based on repetition and pattern. Form grows on form in a meiotic process. Geometric and swirling interwoven shapes reference viscera, flora and fauna and architecture. My pieces are unapologetically feminine, colorful and intensive.
I find comfort in the hypnotic repetition my process and the beauty and history of my materials. I am inspired by women who have stitched and woven their stories throughout history. With needles and thread, I am essentially mending my wounds with my art, healing through tactile expression.
Sara Hairston Rahe
Born and lives in Boston, MA
Earned Degrees: MFA: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Mason Gross School of the Arts 1999 BFA: Massachusetts College of Art 1997
Selected Exhibitions: Women of the Cloth Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery, Boston. Kick-Ass Unter 100 Eigelsteinorburg, Cologne, Germany. Overflow, Laconia Gallery, Boston. Present Tense: A Drawing Show, Art Space @ 16, Malden, MA. Star Search: Self, The New England School of Art and Design, Boston. Malden Art Now Art S pace @ 16, Malden, MA. *MFA Thesis Show, Mason Gross School of the Arts Blue Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ. Faculty and Staff Show, Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ. Go Figure! Four Figurative Painters, Baaklar Gallery, Boston.
Teaching Experience: Instructor, Boston Center for Adult Education, MA, Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts Department, Montclair University, NJ