Sarah Kaizar



Sarah Kaizar is an illustrator and designer based in Philadelphia.


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Current + Upcoming Exhibitions

January 16 — May 5, 2024Great Plains Art Museum
University of Nebraksa-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska

June 8 — September 8, 2024Catalina Museum for Art & History
Avalon, California

October 19, 2024 — March 31, 2025Burke Museum of Natural History
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

MARS2014
Large and small scale drawings rendered in foggy layers of vellum and acrylic resin depict the construction and launch of space rovers. This collection also includes portraits of Martian landscapes, using photographs collected through NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission for source material.

This body of work grapples with the unique difficulties of caring for someone suffering from serious mental illness. Tying this issue to Mars felt fitting for the subject as it's a place that looks and feels familiar but ultimately is impossibly far away and out of reach. Mars rovers — or the vehicles used to tap into such a space — operate at a delay, relaying information from a distant place that is foreign to the point of abstraction.

This work is for my dad, who was in outer space a lot of the time.


My Teeth Are Poisoning My Body, 2014. Vellum, resin, pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, conté crayon
Familiar (But), 2014. Vellum, resin, pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, conté crayon
Clear, 2014. Vellum, resin, pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, conté crayon
Leave on the Front Step with Instructions, 2014. Vellum, resin, pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, masking tape, conté crayon
Solo exhibition, Mars Show, 2014, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Solo exhibition, Mars Show, 2014, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA