Sarah Aileen is an artist and designer based in Seattle, Washington. She specializes in hard-edge abstraction, creating paintings that are colorful, minimal, and modern. Her artistic style is a nod to her graphic design background, love of editing, and fascination with striking color combinations.

Commissioned, site-specific works on hardwood and paper are at the core of her practice. She collaborates with designers, consultants, and collectors to create custom artworks that make a statement and define a space.

Sarah Aileen’s works are in residential and commercial collections across the United States, as well as Canada and Australia.


Artist Statement

Color is a force. I use the design of my paintings to emphasize and explore the impact of color, in the context of hard-edge painting and minimalism. I have always been drawn to the interplay between seemingly unrelated colors and shapes. I often apply strong contrast to proportions to create visual tension in my pieces. The dynamic angles and broad, saturated color fields create energy that is experienced uniquely by each viewer.  



b Detroit, MI
Lives and works in Seattle, WA

2003 Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI

Louis Vuitton, Bellevue, WA
Betsy Enzensberger, Palm Springs, CA
Ashley Goforth Design, Houston, TX

2022 PxP Contemporary, Chromatic, group exhibition
2022 Caffe Ladro, Edmonds, WA
2021 Van Der Plas Gallery, All Art+ Fire and Wind, group exhibition, New York, NY
2021 Komadre, Tacoma, WA
2021 Intentions, Tacoma,  WA
2021 Westman's, Seattle, WA 
2021 Verve, Seattle, WA 
2021 Redhook, Seattle, WA


Photograph © Sasha Reiko Photography