Sarah Fairchild is a painter and printmaker who creates obsessive and visually alluring work that play within the themes of organic beauty and sensuality. She depicts the common and often ignored forms of weeds and vegetables, imbuing them with an otherworldly glow by using vibrant hues and decorative surface treatments like flocking. Fairchild explores the degradation of the environment, sustainable food sources, and the handmade verses the mass-produced through her multi-facet practice, which includes painting and printmaking, as well as interior, textile and theatrical design.
Recent commissions include Floribunda, a two-part temporary installation adapted from an original painting on the exterior and three original mixed media artworks inside the lobby at One Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn in 2019, original artworks for the Columbus-based restaurants Brassica in 2019, Tennessee State Wildflower, an original painting to be adapted into an interior wall installation at The Joseph Nashville hotel opening later next year, Cruciferous, a temporary installation adapted from two of her original paintings, adorned the lobby of the Grace Building in New York City in 2018, and the set and prop design for Opera Columbus’ production of Lully’s Armide in 2014. Recent publications include New American Paintings, International Painting Annual, Studio Visit Magazine and Creative Quarterly. Fairchild’s work is included in several public and private collections including the Columbus Museum of Art and the Pizzuti Collection.