Chiara Sarter

Contemporary painter, printmaker and illustrator, Chiara has pursued art both professionally and as a student since she learned to hold a brush.


Chiara still calls two places home, the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Fe, NM. She graduated from  Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI, with a major in Biology.

A recently discovered love for the natural sciences and a long-time obsession with the outdoors, her current work is influced by natural phenomena, natural scenes and scientific processes, as well as the human body and sexuality.

Chiara has a deep love for traditional prinmaking techniques, including etching, linoleum and woodblock processes and also especially enjoys large-scale mural painting.


Previous to Kalamazoo College, Chiara attended a 4-year arts magnet program, ArtQuest, at Santa Rosa High, where she focused on honing in on technique and pursued artistic themes such as narrative illustration and mathematically inspired concepts.



2013 - 2015 Kalamazoo College

2009-2012 ArtQuest at Santa Rosa High



2014 Brian Gougeon Prize in Art


2012 Enlightened Leader Award scholarship for visual arts


2011 Lucerne Art of Dairy finalist



Women Making Their Mark, group show

September 2020, online through the O'Halon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, CA

Dandelion Guild: Print on Cloth exhibition

November 2018- January 2019, Santa Fe NM

Synthesized Nature solo show April 1-14, 2016

Kalamazoo, MI

February 2016 ArtHop

​Kalamazoo, MI

December 2015 Arthop

​Kalamazoo, MI

November 2015 ArtHop

​Kalamazoo, MI

October 2015 ArtHop

​Kalamazoo, MI

November 2015 ArtHop

​Kalamazoo, MI


Spring 2012 National Arts Honors End of the Year Show

                Santa Rosa,CA


August 2011 Solo Exhibition at the Blue Door Gallery

           Gueneville, CA





Artist's Statement


My work seeks to explore themes of change and evolution; environmental, social and personal. I am fascinated by finding parallels in seemingly juxtaposed objects and life forms, exploring this concept through imagery of growth, development and randomness. Specifically, I am working with the idea of destruction and degration, and the new life that can come out of these things; contextualized through biological death reproductive and developmental cycles, natural disasters and the affect of these have on the social world. 

    As I have also held a wide fascination for the world, art is no different. Recently I have begun pursuing further certifications in sexual health and sexology. This ties into my work through erotic art, erotic illustrations primarily, and hopefully soon, more erotic videography!