Scintillate: Solo Exhibition NYC at Ronin Gallery 11/3-12/15, 2023

In her solo exhibition “Scintillate,” Sarah Brayer captures moonlight in all its manifestations. Through the movements of moonbeams and waterfalls expressed with washi fibers and woodgrain, she instills her prints and paperworks with a vitality that flows across the surface and glows from within. As Brayer balances artistic control with […]

Luminous Moon, a new paperwork edition

I have just completed “Luminous Moon,” editioned paperwork for the Luminosity series. The waning moon is seen partially covered by clouds in the night sky. The glow, as seen in the dark, reveals this mysterious quality of the shrouded moon. Please inquire by email.  

View Sarah Brayer documentary on NHK World

Watch a new documentary, “Confluence of Life” made by NHK World Japan. It traces my artistic journey to Japan and the Echizen paper studio.  Watch the process of making  “Lapis Waterfalls,” eight-door sized washi panels I made for Komyoin Zen Temple, Kyoto. You may watch it by clicking on this […]

Essay published: Paper’s Inner Light

“ON Sarah Brayer: Paper’s Inner Light,” Joann Moser’s essay documenting my history with paper, has been published in Hand Papermaking’s Summer 2022 issue. Joann Moser is Senior Curator Of Graphic Arts Emerita at the Smithsonian Art Museum. Joann came to Japan in 2012 and visited my studio and the Echizen […]

Turquoise Moonlight edition of 18

Turquoise Moonlight is my latest woodblock edition. It is printed in water-based woodblock on mulberry paper (washi), expressing the image of a lunar eclipse and reflection I saw in Kyoto. Numerous layers of color were printed using uncarved blocks to create a dynamic glow. It took months of printing, and […]

Essay published: the Unique Art of Sarah Brayer

On Paper: the Journal of the Washington Print Club has published an essay about my unique works in paper. The essay traces my path through print and paper mediums to my most recent works. Joann Moser, the Senior Curator Emerita of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, wrote […]

Video of Sarah Brayer’s Inner Light 内なる光 Exhibition

This video documents my solo exhibition, Inner Light 内なる光, which took place at Komyo-in temple, Kyoto, 4/28/21-5/5/21.  25 paperworks made in washi (handmade Japanese paper) are highlighted, including phosphorescent paperworks, from the Luminosity series, which have a glowing presence in the dark. A special Luminosity gallery was housed in the […]

Luminous R.B.G Series

  My latest works honor the luminous nature and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. These five paperworks are part of my Constellation Series and celebrate the light and illuminating nature of R.B.G’s stance on equal rights for all persons. By seeing her glowing presence in the dark we are […]

New Midnight Moon edition

In the Studio July 2020 Midnight Moon, a new edition! Midnight Moon editioning began in March, while it was still cold in the studio. Here it is July, and the prints are now complete. The project starts with handmade mulberry paper (kozo) that has gaps between the fibers.  When the […]