Sarah Crow received her BFA in painting and minor in creative writing from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2013, and an MFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2016. She currently lives and works in Chicago where she has also taught as a part-time lecturer at SAIC in the Painting and Drawing Department. Sarah entered the Catholic Church in 2017 and seeks to use her talents to serve Mother Church. You can learn more about her work here.
You can join Sarah Crow for a monthly life drawing session on the third Saturday of the month.
Can you talk about how you came to work as an artist, and how you came to be a Catholic? We can start with whichever of those things you would prefer talk about first- but both journeys are important.
I remember being a five-year-old clutching a crayon, knowing that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. However, I went off track in my youth and came back to art almost accidentally, when I was in community college. I took art electives, and I remember in my life-drawing class, I was working on this charcoal drawing of the model and getting so frustrated, breaking down into tears and leaving the classroom. Then I pulled myself together, came back and realized: This was the hardest thing that I had ever done, and it was the most rewarding thing. And I was hooked back into art.