Sara Hartland-Rowe is a painter who has lived in Nova Scotia for the last fifteen years. She received a BFA from NSCAD in 1990, before moving to Chicago to complete an MFA. Since then she has produced work in a wide range of media, and has exhibited across Canada as well as in the US, Europe, and South America. Significant solo and two-person exhibitions include Small World (Museum for Textiles, 1998), Days Are Where We Live (Museum London, 2000), The World in the Evening (Dalhousie University Art Gallery, 2002), The Prince (Durham Art Gallery, 2003), all things good and pure (Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2004), and Look to the Living (MSVU Art Gallery, 2012). She has received funding from national and provincial arts councils; her work is in private and public collections.
Hartland-Rowe’s studio practice is based in painting, in which mode she has made installation and site-based works as well as easel-painting and paintings on shaped surfaces. Her work is characterized by an ongoing willingness to experiment with form and structure, and an equally ongoing interest in human beings as the subject of her work.