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Artist Spotlight: Sara Neuhart

Sara Neuhart is a San Francisco based artist who thrives on creating work that not only challenges the way we think about the world today but also how we see it in the future.  

Sara Neuhart is an Art Director and Designer currently living in San Francisco who thrives on creating work that not only challenges the way we think about the world today but also how we see it in the future.

How has your lived experience shaped your practice?
I grew up in a military family moving every handful of years until I reached my teens. At a young age I had to learn to adapt quickly to my changing surroundings, friend groups, and schools. It wasn’t easy having indirect exposure to war but I was able to gain a unique set of skills and points of view that have shaped who I am today. 

What are some of your biggest influences and motivations in your work? What issues are you passionate about working on?
My biggest motivation is to create work that connects with others in hopes of sparking meaningful change. Current events and politics affect us all whether we decide to participate in them or not. I want to reflect these moments in time as reminders of how we got here and how together, we can create the urgency to affect what needs to change for the future

Can you tell us more about your focus on surrealism?
Surrealism lets me break out of reality by creating harder hitting visuals that force the viewer to think about what they are experiencing.

Where are you based and what excites you about the creative community around you?
I’m based in San Francisco where I’m surrounded by incredible views, architecture, and artists from all over the world. Just by walking down Clarion Alley, you’re immersed in mural art with themes supporting social, economic, racial, and environmental justice. It’s highly motivating to see the human experience reflected in our very streets through this kind of community collaboration. 

See more of Sara’s work HERE

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