Sara Inacio is a Brazilian printmaker and socially engaged artist currently based in Providence, RI. Sara’s work is about passage; a movement of going through and leaving behind. Their prints, sculptures and installations have a tactile and delicate essence that plays with depth and translucency. Using primarily animal imagery, social interaction and immersive installation spaces, Sara explores the ways we hold, carry and let go, as well as the comfort and fear that co-exists in keeping or being kept safe. Through non-traditional print processes and locally sourced natural materials, Sara’s work evokes a sense of transience and deep connection to place, both in relationship to their surroundings as well as in community spaces.
Sara graduated from Maine College of Art in 2017 with a BFA in Printmaking and Public Engagement. As an emerging artist, they have been a part of several exhibitions, collaborations and curatorial projects across New England. Sara has participated in both national and international artist residencies including Art Farm in Marquette, NE and Green Olive Arts in Tetouan, Morocco. In their social practice, Sara works collaboratively on dialogue-based projects and collective art-making. They co-founded the Ears and Hands Collective in Portland, ME (2017-2019), and are currently a part of the Print like you Give a Damn Press at the AS220 Community Printshop, actively creating prints for protests and actions across Providence and beyond. Sara is continuously involved in local arts and community based spaces including AS220 Industries, Outsider Collective, and Queer Archive Work, where they will be an Artist in residence in 2021.