Sarah Leis is a print-maker and draftsman living in Oklahoma City. She has taught art and design at the University of Central Oklahoma and at Classen School of Advanced Studies. Before teaching, she was a graphic designer for the Oklahoma Gazette, and she continues to make graphic art on a freelance basis. Her fine art has been shown at the Donna Nigh Gallery (Edmond), Artspace at Untitled (Oklahoma City) and the Copley Center (Boston). This spring, the Oklahoma City School District eliminated her teaching post at Classen. Seeking a new path, Sarah begins a Master of Arts program in September at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island.
Her work sometimes recalls the intricate line-work of Northern Renaissance drawings and prints, and other times the careful crafting associated with “women’s work” all over the world. Recently she has incorporated materials from reclaimed library books to further reflect her deep feelings of connection to past times and people.
Sarah's work was included in our Inaugural Group Exhibition.