Sally Kauffman

“My paintings exist in the space between abstraction and figuration where amorphous shapes and fluid color reflect my response to the world around me.”

Kauffman is known for abstract yet allusory paintings. She works in series: painting groups of people swimming, sharing meals around a table, lounging and listening to music and protesting for civil and human rights. Her recent series, Jeopardy, focuses on groups of endangered or extinct species: bees and butterflies, big cats affected by border walls, birds and ocean creatures affected by the destruction of their habitat and climate change.

Kauffman’s work is in private and public art collections including the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities Art Bank and the Art and Healing Program of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute . She has been awarded a number of merit based arts juror awards as well as fellowships and grants including from the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency program and the DCCCAH fellowship program. In addition, she is an active member of  the local art community. Her affiliations include Art Watch, DCAC, Washington Project for the Arts and Studio Gallery where she served on the Board of Directors.

Kauffman has earned a BFA from the University of Kansas and studied at the University of Texas and the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

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