BIOGRAPHY

Since graduating from Ontario College of Art, Sara has worked for over 30 years as illustrator and graphic designer. This dual role as a professional increased her understanding of the function of illustration in communication arts and made her a thoughtful problem solver. Her figures occupy highly organized spaces, with shape, texture, contrast and colour all playing important parts in her concepts. Illustration clients include American Lawyer Media, Canada Post Corporation (Molly Brant:1986), Global Brief Magazine, Hampton-Brown Company, Harcourt Publishers, Harvard Business Review, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, National Endowment for the Humanities, Pacific Opera Victoria, Penguin Group (Canada), Smithsonian Magazine, Vancouver Foundation Magazine, Vanderbilt University and The Washington Post.


RECOGNITION

Applied Arts Magazine Awards Annual: 1993, 1994
Applied Arts Magazine Design & Advertising Annual: 2002/2003
Applied Arts Magazine Photography & Illustration Awards Annual: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2014
Canadian Business Press – Kenneth R. Wilson Awards: 2000, 2004 (Gold), 2005, 2013 (Gold)
21st Annual International Regional Magazine Association Awards: 2001 (Silver)
Lürzer's Archive Special: 200 Best Illustrators worldwide, 2011/2012
Society of Illustrators (NYC): 44th – 2003, 45th – 2004
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Illustration West: 44 – 2005, 45 – 2006 (Gold), 49 – 2010
3x3 Illustration Annual: No.1 – 2005, No.2 – 2006, No.3 – 2007, No.4 – 2008, No. 6 – 2010, No. 8 – 2014, No.9 – 2015


EXHIBITION 2016

Sara Tyson: Storytelling & Symbolism – September 7 to October 29, 2016
Kerri Art Studio and Gallery, Willimantic, Connecticut

 

EXHIBITOR, PANELIST AND CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR

4th Edition of the Sharjah Exhibition of Children Books’ Illustrations – April 2015
Exhibition for Children’s Book Illustrations
Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Sharjah International Book Fair
The Department of Culture & Information, Government of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

 

MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY

3rd Edition of the Sharjah Exhibition of Children Books’ Illustrations – April 2014
Exhibition for Children’s Book Illustrations
Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Sharjah International Book Fair
The Department of Culture & Information, Government of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


RESOURCES

American Showcase Illustration 26
Black Book Illustration 2001
Directory of Illustration: 21, 29, 30
Lürzer's Archive Special: 200 Best Illustrators worldwide, 2011/2012
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration West 45 Annual
3x3 Magazine: Vol. 3 No. 3
3x3 Illustration Directory: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
Zupi Magazine #39 — February 2014
 

LINKS

www.theispot.com/stock/styson

www.behance.net/SaraTyson

www.thecreativefinder.com/saratyson

illostribute.com/2011/04/interview-with-sara-tyson/

www.theartfuls.com/interviews/sara_tyson