Sara Pedigo

Sara Pedigo grew up in the American South. She received her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2007. She is currently a Professor at Flagler College located in Saint Augustine, Florida, her undergraduate alma mater.

Pedigo has exhibited nationally, with solo exhibitions at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Western Illinois University, Furman University, College of Southern Nevada, Barton College and Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Wynn Bone Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland. Her numerous group exhibitions include Drawing Discourse at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and Root to Bloom at Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA.

Additionally, her paintings were featured in the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2020 and at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC in 2006. Pedigo was honored with a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2006 and a Community Foundation of Northeast Florida Grant in 2016. Her artwork has been the cover art for the following publications: Ivory Tower: A journal of poetry published by the University of Delhi, Play Button: Poems by Liz Robbins published by Cider Press Review, and Minetta Review: a literary and arts publication at New York University.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My artistic practice focuses on a search for contentment and pleasure in undramatic everyday surroundings, emanating from a desire to generate gratitude for living. Author Sir Hustvedt wrote, “I love painting because

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