Sage Lewis (born 1981 in Waterville, Vermont) is currently based in Tunbridge, Vermont. She holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from The Ohio State University and recently completed a 10-month Artist-in-Residence Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. Prior to her studies at OSU, Lewis lived in Portland, Maine for 12 years where she earned her BFA in Painting with an Art History minor from Maine College of Art. She held positions in arts administration and curating at the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, the Maine Arts Commission, and most recently, the Portland Museum of Art. During this time, Lewis exhibited her work regionally and nationally. She maintained a studio in Portland’s Artist Studio Building (now Space Studios) from 2005-2011 where she participated in frequent open studios and events with the Pickwick Independent Press.
Lewis is interested in the connections between material process and concept and works through drawing, sculpture, prints, and photography to translate images into multiple outcomes. Her photo-based works use constructed paper forms as their subject matter in an effort to evoke an uncertain sense of space and establish a tactile relationship between drawing and the photographic. While current works utilize photographic processes, Lewis has often worked with layered printmaking techniques and hand-stitched thread on paper as well as thread and fabric wall installations. Lewis has recently exhibited at the Denison Museum in Granville, Ohio, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Hamad bin Khalifa University Art Gallery in Doha, Qatar.