Sarah Winkler is an artist best known for her large scale desert and mountain landscape interpretations of the American West. Geological research of specific areas assists in the visual and thematic choices that create each body of work. In the studio, Winkler works experimentally with paint, pigment, additives, resists, brushes and unconventional tools to create textures and imagery that mimic the forces and patterns of nature that sculpt and change landscapes over time. The cut and layered aesthetic in her work reinforces concepts that the Earth is not a static place. That ancient landscapes can be altered through gentle erosion or by sudden cataclysmic events. Abstracted fields of color and luminous textures are arranged in a way that resembles and defines the essential fabric of a landscape. She incorporates ground water, crushed rock, precious metals and minerals in her paintings to create moments of connection, exploration and discovery.

Sarah Winkler (b. 1973 Manchester, England) emigrated to the US in 1989. Winkler studied Art and Earth Science at William Paterson University, NJ and combines both subjects in her landscape and environmental artworks. She has lived out West for over two decades, currently in Morrison, Colorado, documenting and interpreting the regional landscape.

Winkler has exhibited nationally since 2004 and was recently showcased at the LA Art Fair and Art Aspen in 2018 coinciding with a major solo show "Luminous Mountainous" in Denver at K Contemporary. In 2019, Winkler was honored to be selected by US Ambassador, John Pommersheim and the curators of the highly regarded Art in Embassies program to participate in an upcoming 3 year cultural visual diplomacy exhibition at the US Ambassador’s residence in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, sister city to Boulder, Colorado. Winkler was equally honored to be invited to participate in Response, a contemporary pop up art exhibition at the Colorado Governors Residence in Denver this Summer. Her work will also be exhibited later this year in a solo show at MiXX Atelier in Telluride, at the inaugural Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair and at Foster/White Gallery in Seattle.

Winkler’s commissioned artworks have been placed in many prominent private, public and corporate collections including Chevron, San Francisco General Hospital, The Phoenician, Mountain Shadows Resort, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, Viceroy, Ritz Carlton, Montage, Empire Pass, Deer Valley Resort.

Her artwork was recently showcased through the RH Modern Line at Restoration Hardware with RH Contemporary Art.

Features and reviews of her work have appeared in publications such as Scientific American, Dwell, Alpine Modern, Western Art and Architecture, Mountain Living, Luxe Interiors and Design, CREATE! and New American Paintings.

She is represented by several galleries in the US including K Contemporary, Denver. Gallery MAR, Park City. MiXX Atelier, Telluride. Edna Contemporary, California and starting in October 2019 with Foster/White in Seattle.


international EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019-2022 - Art In Embassies. US Ambassadors Residence, US Embassy, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.


  • 2020 - Smoke Signals, K Contemporary, Denver, CO (April 2020)

  • 2019 - TBA, MiXX Atelier, Telluride, CO (Aug 2019)

  • 2019 - Monumental Duality, K Contemporary at Sugar Cube, Denver, CO

  • 2018 - Exploration, A Survey of Recent Works, K Contemporary, Denver Place, Denver, CO

  • 2018 - Luminous Mountainous, K Contemporary, Denver, CO

  • 2017 - Landscapes, RH Contemporary Art at RH Modern, Denver, CO

  • 2016 - Formations, The Constructed Landscape, Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 2015 - Solar Harvest, Helikon Studios, Denver, CO

  • 2011 - Golden Contours, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA

  • 2007 - Surfacing, Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Cbispo, CA


  • 2019 - Imaginary Landscapes, Foster / White Gallery, Seattle, WA (Oct 2019)

  • 2019 - Response, Colorado Governors Residence, Denver, CO (June 2019)

  • 2019 - Stratification, MiXX Atelier, Telluride, CO

  • 2018 - Earth, Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO

  • 2018 - Open Space: The Finite Frontier, Curtis Center, Greenwood Village, CO

  • 2017 - Past / Present, Gallery MAR, Park City, UT

  • 2017 - Altered Landscapes, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 2016 - Abstracted Landscapes: Four World Views, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 2014 - Forces & Perceptions, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA

  • 2013 - On Paper, Gallerie CITI, Burlingame, CA

Art Fairs

  • 2019 - Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair, Jackson, WY

  • 2018 - Art Aspen, Ice Areana, Aspen, CO

  • 2018 - LA Art Show, Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA


  • 2019 - Art of the State, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO

  • 2018 - Perfect 10, Gallery MAR, Park City, UT

  • 2017 - Introductions, K Contemporary, Denver, CO

  • 2016 - Best of 2016, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 2015 - Denizens, Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 2014 - Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

  • 2014 - Collector Gallery, San Francisco Intl. Airport, CA

  • 2014 - Collector Gallery, Berkeley, CA

  • 2013 - Fouladi Projects Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2013 - Gallerie CITI, Burlingame, CA

  • 2012 - Gallerie CITI, Burlingame, CA

  • 2012 - Brooklyn Art Library Brooklyn, NY

  • 2011 - Berkeley Art Center, CA

  • 2008 - Cuesta College Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • 2007 - Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL

  • 2007 - Arts Visalia, Visalia, CA

  • 2006 - Cuesta College Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • 2006 - Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Cbispo, CA

  • 2006 - Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • 2005 - Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

  • 2005 - ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA

  • 2004 - Compact Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA


  • BA 1994  Art / Earth Science / English- William Paterson University, NJ

Corporate Collections

  • Albemarle Corporation, Kings Mountain, NC

  • Albemarle Corporation, Charlotte, NC

  • Catalyst HTI, Denver, CO

  • Chevron HQ, San Ramon, CA

  • IMPINJ Headquarters, Seattle, WA

  • Morrison & Foerster Law Office, Denver, CO

Hotel Collections (selected)

  • Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, NV

  • Deer Valley Resort, Park City, UT

  • Hilton West Palm Beach, FL

  • Hyatt Regency, Wichita, KS

  • Hyatt Regency St Louis At The Arch. St Louis, MO

  • InterContinental, St Paul Airport, MN

  • Marriott Hotel, Atascadero, CA

  • Montage Deer Valley, Park City, UT

  • Mountain Shadows Resort, Paradise Valley, AZ

  • One Empire Pass, Park City, UT

  • The Phoenician, Paradise Valley, AZ

  • Ritz Carlton, Denver, CO

  • SLO Hotel, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Viceroy Snowmass, Aspen, CO

Public Art projects

  • San Francisco General Hospital

Retail collaborations

  • RH Modern, Restoration Hardware, USA (2016-17)

  • Urban Hardwoods, San Francisco, CA (2014-15)

Art Galleries

  • Edna Contemporary, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Foster / White, Seattle, WA (Oct 2019)

  • Gallery MAR, Park City, UT

  • K Contemporary, Denver, CO

  • MiXX Atelier, Telluride, CO