Sarah Elyse Granetz


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Sarah received her B.A. in Fine Arts from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. During this time, she spent a semester in Paris, France. What began as a “self portrait” assignment has transformed into My Body Is Not For Sale, a meditative series on the female form through literal impressions of the artist’s actual body.

Sarah Elyse Granetz lives in New York, New York. —

When I could no longer recognize myself, I knew I had to reclaim what was mine. With color and canvas, I abstracted what I had become into prints, impressions of this person I did not know, until I began to feel like myself again. By acknowledging the wound, I could finally let it heal.

Through this series, My Body Is Not For Sale, I reclaim the way my body is perceived by controlling what you do (and don’t) see. When I first started this series, my intentions were not what they are today; each painting was not a definition of who I was, but an expression of what I could become. Now, five years later, the impressions are that of repair and renewal.