Sarah Morejohn grew up in rural Oregon and currently lives and works in central New Jersey. In 2011 she earned a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Oregon. Her work is in private collections and permanent collections, notably at Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, NY) and the Physics Department at the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR). Morejohn’s work has been exhibited at Kenise Barnes Fine Art (Larchmont, NY), Collar Works (Troy, NY), and Schema Projects (Brooklyn, NY). Recently, she was an artist-in-residence at Lacawac Sanctuary and Biological Field Station (Lake Ariel, PA).
Intuitively shaped by patterns in nature, my work has steadfastly adhered to a drawing-based practice. Accumulations of dots and dashes coalesce and scatter throughout my drawings forming teardrop, stick, hexagon, and triangular shapes. I begin a drawing detailed with ink, and then build up layers of colored pencil and graphite, smudging them as I go along. My work plays with symmetry and then tries to escape it. Overlapping forms and weather-like narrative generates an internal logic relating to nature, the environment, and geometry.