Sara Katz was born in southern New Jersey in 1977 and grew up in Cabot, Vermont on a vegetable farm/greenhouse and nursery. She received her undergraduate degree from Skidmore College and she spent a semester in Paris, where she began a focus in painting. She and her two younger brothers grew up working at the family business attending the smallest public school in the state. Her youngest brother, Elliott Katz, is a full-time artist, and her brother Jon is a Natural Resources PhD. Sara has worked for Burlington City Arts, a municipal arts organization in Burlington, Vermont, since 1999, and currently serves as the Assistant Director. Her work is influenced by her agricultural background and the landscape’s biology, human interaction and evolution.
Sara shows her work throughout Vermont and the northeast and has been represented by the Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, VT, and at the Affordable Art Fair in New York City for the past three years. She is frequently commissioned for large works, and her work is in collections throughout the United States.
Sara lives and paints in North Ferrisburgh, VT, on a homestead farm that she shares with her husband, landscape architect and artist H. Keith Wagner, their son Hudson, and daughter Viscaya.