Artist Features

Sarah Wertzberger

Weaving in neon colors with horizontal bands of color and vertically wavy lines

Wertzberger, Sarah. Aura Plaid, 2019. 2020 Individual Artist Fellow, Oregon Arts Commission.

Originally published April, 2020

An artist and design with a multidisciplinary studio practice, Sarah Wertzberger works primarily across mediums of weaving, ceramics, and painting. Her weaving practice spans hand, industrial, and digital weaving. Her work touches upon the ideas of play, color interaction, and the tensions that exist at the intersections of art, design, craft, technology, and DIY. Her making processes are playful and provisional, allowing for a responsive way of working that embraces intuition, allowing the process of making itself to steer outcomes. Wertzberger holds an MFA in Textiles from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, and a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. She is represented by Holding Contemporary, Portland.

Courtesy of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Artist Credit: Sarah Wertzberger