Sara Schneckloth’s studio practice is motivated by the question of how science, imagination, and the body inform one another through the activity of drawing.

By combining the visual languages of biology, geology, and physics into large-scale, mixed-media, and interactive drawings, she creates images that speak to the physicality of markmaking, the embodiment of memory, and our interpretation of natural systems and phenomena. As it bridges the concerns of traditional illustration, sculpture, and new media, her approach seeks to discover ways in which drawing operates as a site of trans-disciplinary inquiry.

Schneckloth has shown drawings in over seventy exhibitions throughout the US, UK, South Africa, Norway, and France; her essays on drawing and embodiment have appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture, Visual Communications Quarterly, and the Manifest International Drawing Annual. She has facilitated large-scale collaborative drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at universities across the US and UK. She holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and has lived and worked in Iowa, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Cape Town, South Africa.

An Associate Professor in the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina, she currently resides in both Columbia, South Carolina and rural New Mexico. 


School of Visual Art and Design
University of South Carolina
1615 Senate Street
Columbia, SC29208USA