Sara Senseman

Artist Biography

Curriculum Vitae

Résumé

     Starting at a young age, Sara Senseman knew she would always have a passion for art. Born in a small town in Arkansas, her bedroom always crowded with markers, chalk and a stack of construction papers. Halfway through Elementary school her family moved to Missouri. Her schoolbooks and class notes crammed with doodles, her schedule always making room for ceramics and photography; anything creative.  Desiring new experiences and knowledge, she practiced multiple instruments, participated in almost every sports team for at least one season, and continues to push her mind and body even after finishing school.

 

     Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design is where she studied and received her BFA in Printmaking. Loving the freedom to travel, she found her soul mate, Topher, in Thailand where they studied and explored for a month before the school trip brought them both back to Wisconsin. Her thesis work was largely recognized in and around Milwaukee and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, winning multiple awards along the way.

 

     In 2015 the couple decided to move to Austin, TX to turn their passions into careers. Owning their own business, they are now professionals in their own fields and create work doing what they love most. Together they create a truly artistic couple, the Artist Couple. They continue learning and growing together in Austin, gathering new skills and talents while perfecting their old ones; enjoying life in the present, yet preparing for a creative future.

Awards & Achievements

2016  Best of 2016, Thumbtack Professionals, Online

2015  SIPS 15 Award, Small International Print Show, Minya, Egypt

2014  Wholesale Halloween Costumes’ Pumpkin Carving Contest Finalist, Online

2010  People’s Choice Award, Parkway Central Student Art Show, Chesterfield, MO

2009  1st Place Ribbon, Photography, Boone County Fair, Boone County, MO

2009  Three 3rd Place Ribbons, Photography, Boone County Fair, Boone County, MO

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016  The Art of Sara Senseman, Zilker Brewing Company, Austin, TX

 

Juried Exhibitions

2014  Student International Small Print Show, Minya, Egypt

2013  It’s A Major Deal, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

2011  St. Louis Artist Guild Student Show, St Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

 

Group Exhibitions

2016  RAW Austin Presents: Trend, The Belmont, Austin, TX

2016  Little Artist Big Artist 9th Annual Art Show, Imagine Art, Austin, TX

2015  Senior Thesis Exhibition, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

2015  Spectrum, Art Is For Lovers Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2014  Thailand: From Here To There To Here, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

2012/14  Student/Alumni Show, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015  University Tower Exhibition, University Tower Condos, Milwaukee, WI

2015  Emerging Artists Exhibition, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for Arts, Brookfield, WI

 

Art Fairs

2016  Pecan Festival & Pet Adoption, San Marcos Animal Shelter, San Marcos, TX

2016  Art + Beer, Zilker Brewing Company, Austin, TX

2016  Elements of Nature, Pure Austin Speed Shop, Austin, TX

2015  Junetopia, Rozz Tox, Rock Island, IL

 

Publications

2015  Special Advertising Section, Emerging Artist Exhibition, Milwaukee’s Lifestyle    Magazine, August

 

Education

2015  BFA in Printmaking, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

2014  Artist Study Abroad, MIAD, Thailand and Cambodia

2011  Parkway Central High School, Chesterfield, MO

 

Work History/Professional Experience

2015-Present Co-Owner, Artist Couple LLC, Austin, TX

2014-15  Print Lab Tech/Maintenance Worker, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

2012  Cashier, Summerfest Grounds, Milwaukee, WI

2010-12  Food Preparation/Cashier, Sheridan’s Frozen Custard, Chesterfield, MO

210-11  Art Teacher’s Assistant, Henry Elementary, Ballwin, MO

 

Volunteer Work History

2016  Art Mentor-Little Artist BIG ARTIST, Blackshear Elementary, Austin, TX

2013  Apparel Designer, Sunrise Apartments, Milwaukee, WI

2009-10  Recycled Art Booth/PACE Theatre Group, Columbia Art Fair, Columbia, MO