Sara Woolley is an award-winning illustrator and artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been twice recognized by the New York Society of Illustrators, by the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, and most recently by 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.
Of Colombian and American ethnicity, Sara’s exploration of cultural identity manifests itself in various forms throughout her work. This can be seen in her MFA series, Views from Macondo as well as in her current project, Los Pirineos: The mostly true memoirs of Esperancita Gómez, a three volume graphic novel written by Sara’s mother, Leila Gómez. Los Pirineos is a fictionalized memoir chronicling a young girl’s upbringing in and eventual exile from Colombia told through the lens of childhood imagination. Researched on location in Colombia with the help of a grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC), Los Pirineos is at once deeply personal while giving voice to a common immigrant experience.
Sara is a proud product of the City University of New York, Queens College where she earned her BFA in Visual Arts with honors Cum Laude. She went on to receive her MFA in Illustration, from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco California.
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