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 […]

Paper Talk podcast interview

Helen Hiebert’s “Paper Talk” podcast features an interview we did in my Kyoto studio about how I got started in the paper medium. Helen used to work at Dieu Donne papermill in NYC, where I first was inspired to work in paper.  She has made an excellent resource that documents […]

Open Studio: “Indra’s Cosmic Net”

The night sky has inspired a new series called “Indra’s Cosmic Net.” Fascinated by the interconnectedness of all formations: large as the universe, and small as cells, I have been using the long fibers of mulberry paper to create cells and “draw” in a new way. These new works are […]

MOON exhibition at the Herbert F Johnson Museum at Cornell, Ithaca, N.Y

MOON exhibition at the Herbert F Johnson Museum at Cornell, Ithaca, N.Y August 26, 2018 to January 13, 2019 Opening reception and artist talk Thursday, September 6, 5-7 pm. The talk is part of the Stoikov Lecture Series on Asian Art and will be held in the Wing gallery. Oceanic […]