Sarah Schuster was born in Massachusetts and attended Yale University where she received an MFA in painting. She is a tenured faculty member in Oberlin College’s Department of Art. Schuster has worked across media for many years, but she always returns to painting where she began. The subject matter of her work varies from project to project but the underlying theme throughout her painting is the intimate relationship between creation and destruction both in the natural world and in the painting process itself. Schuster was a member of the C.E.R.E.S. Gallery in New York for ten years and still exhibits her work in group exhibitions there. For several years she participated in a collaborative project that was exhibited in 2009 at the Play Studio Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2012 she was included in The 1st Ecorea Biennale in Jeonbuk, South Korea, and in 2013 participated in the 1st Changzhou China International Art Workshop and Festival. Her most recent solo exhibition was at the Thompson Art Gallery at Furman College in South Carolina. In 2014 she was invited to participate in the Langkawi Art Bienniale, on Langkawi Island in Malaysia, the Qingdao Art Biennale in Qingdao, China, the China Art Industry Expo, in Beijing, China and an exhibition titled, ‘Garden of Flames’, in Changzhou, South Korea. She has served on the Committee on Women in the Arts for the College Art Association, and in 2014 was invited to be a Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.