Sarah Muehlbauer's work defies categorization as much as she defies adversity, dancing between aesthetic and athletic disciplines as an artist, writer, and performer. Whether giving stirring form to feelings that might only be expressed through the intensity of circus spectacle, to the quiet everyday-resistance against a drab world with her wearables, her words and work are equal parts meditation and prayer... that art, hard work, and perseverance are the best defense against life's hardships.
While Sarah’s work began as a solo exploration of chronic illness and the surrounding environment, it is shaped largely by multimedia collaboration. Projects challenge widespread expectations concerning personal integrity, representation, and the facets of disability that remain unseen. Sarah is a Wisconsin-born, Philadelphia-based artist, an alumni of Tyler School of Art and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Major works include Things That Survived The Winter (ongoing); Wind At My Back (2012); Specter Animalia (2010); and solo show, A House For Birds (2014).