About the Artist


There is a striking energy about her work that not only grabs attention, but pounces upon it… Her intense works are large in scale and meticulous in detail… I wish you could all see each and every one of these paintings up close because they are so rich and vibrant; her craftsmanship is very impressive.
— Patrice Llemos, Baltimore City Blogger

Sarah Jacobs is a contemporary artist. Her work has been exhibited in the US and in Europe and she has taken part in artist residencies in Grimma, Germany and Cali, Colombia. During the summer of 2019 she will be an artist resident at the Helene Wurlitzer residency in Taos, New Mexico. She has won multiple grants, including the Arts Council England Artist Grant, and her work can be found in public and private collections in the US, UK, and Hong Kong. She has had solo and two person exhibitions in New York City, London, Wrocław, Poland and Bristol, England, among other cities. A large scale reproduction of one of her paintings is currently installed at the Pittsburgh International Airport. 

Born in West Virginia in 1984, Jacobs was raised in Littlestown, Pennsylvania. She was educated in Art History at Gettysburg College and received her MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 2010. There she studied under Joyce Kozloff and Timothy App. Jacobs moved back to the USA in 2014 after 3 years living in London and Bristol, UK where she became a naturalized British citizen. From 2014 – 2016 she taught art at the University of Maryland and Gettysburg College. She now teaches at Carlow University in Pittsburgh and spends her time there and in New York.