Hi there, I am an artist and surface designer.  By day I work in the fashion industry designing prints and graphics for women's and junior's apparel.  By night I come home and get paint under my fingernails. 

Through art making I am attempting to understand the world around me while at the same time longing to be fascinated by the unknown.  The results are a space where a fusion of scientific imagery and decorative pattern layer, collide, fragment, and play.    

I currently reside in Dallas Texas, because the lone star state just doesn't seem to want to let me go.  

In all things I strive to be continually more awesome and always making stuff. 

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

         2009 

         Wharton's Jelly: Recent Work by Sarah English, Shore Art Gallery, Abilene, Texas

2008

How Else Can I Say This: Sarah Maxwell English and David Willburn, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2007

After Work (collaborative installation w. Jennifer Gassiraro), 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Subdivision, Magnolia Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2004

Polymorphous, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas, solo

 2003

In and Out, Neiman Marcus/Richard Hayler, Dallas, Texas, two person show

Inner and Outer Nature, Richard Hayler, Dallas, Texas, two person show

Sarah Maxwell and Jennifer Gassiraro, John Vega, Dallas, Texas, two person show

 

Group Exhibitions

       2010

       WISH Auction, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, invitational

       2009

Arthouse 5X7 Annual Benefit, Arthouse Jones Center, Austin, Texas

2008

Digital/Divide,(curated by Mary Benedicto) ArtSpace111, Fort Worth, Texas,

Oak Cliff Visual Speed Bump Art Tour, Dallas, Texas

Your Favorite Artist Was a Member Here: 30 Years of 500X, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas, catalog

Arthouse 5X7 Annual Benefit, Arthouse Jones Center, Austin, Texas

2007

Not Just Paint, (curated by David Willburn) Gallery 219, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas

Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine(curated by John Oliver Lewis and JessicaMcCambly), Good Good   
Things, Dallas, Texas

WISH Auction, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, invitational

2006

Triple X, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas, three person show

Big as Night 2, (curated by Veronica DeAnda) Turner St. Lofts, Dallas, TX

Art Conspiracy 2, Longhorn Ballroom, Dallas, TX

Love Us For Good: 500X, Motel 3: Contemporary Art Month, San Antonio, TX

Patternage, (curated by Mary Benedicto) Continental Gallery, Dallas, Texas, catalog

Arthouse 5X7 Annual Benefit, Arthouse Jones Center, Austin, Texas and Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, invitational

Art Ball, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

WISH Auction, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

West Meets West, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland

2005

Visual Takes on Presumptive Thought, Broadway 473 Gallery, NYC, New York

ACU Centennial Art Exhibition, Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas, juried by Bob Nutt

Egos, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas, three person show

WISH Auction, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

500X Members Show, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2004

Brookhaven College Faculty Show, Forum Gallery, Farmers Branch, Texas

Green, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas, three person show

Pano Art Auction, El Centro Community College, Dallas, Texas, invitational

Artist Against Aids, Ft.Worth Community Art Center, Ft.Worth, Texas, invitational

New Texas Talent XI, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas, juried by Gail Sachson

 New American Talent 19, Arthouse Jones Center, Austin, Texas, juried by Jerry Salz

Arthouse 5X7 Annual Benefit, Arthouse Jones Center, Austin, Texas, invitational

Voertman Show, UNT Gallery, Denton, Texas, juried, 1st prize awarded

2003

Sneak Preview, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas, group show

Outside the Lines 3,Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas, juried by Kathleen Stritto, 1st prize award

Blush, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas, group show

EXPO, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas juried by Vincent Falsetta

 

Recent Bibliography

 “Dallas Art Cast Issue No. 14,” Takeki Ishihara Interviews Sarah Maxwell

Williams, Patrick, "The Layered Look" The Dallas Observer, October 18-24, 2007, p37 with image

“Dallas Art Cast Issue No. 4,” Erik Tosten Interviews Sarah Maxwell and Jennifer Gassiraro

Mulcahy, Cynthia, “Patternage,” Exhibition catalog, cover image

Graze, Sue and Salz, Jerry, “New American Talent: The Nineteenth Exhibition,” Arthouse at the Jones Center Exhibition Catalogue, p.65 with image.

Daniel, Mike, “Celebrating Artists with Promise,” Dallas Morning News, Wednesday, July

21, 2004, 14E with image

 

Education

2004 M.F.A. In Painting and Drawing School of Visual Arts, University of North Texas

2001 B.F.A. In Two-Dimensional StudioSchool of Art and Design, Abilene Christian Univ

 

Gallery Affiliation

2004-2008 Member of 500X Gallery, 500 Exposition Ave, Dallas, Texas