About

BIOGRAPHY

Ali Saren is an artist out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She grew up in New Hampshire and later moved to the Boston area where she resided for 15 years before relocating to Raleigh-Durham. It was in Boston that Ali embarked on an artistic expedition to rekindle her love of making art.

Ali’s work was featured in 2014 in the “Inside Out” Salon 21 show at the Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA and she has participated in Somerville’s Open Art Studios just before moving to NC.  In 2016, Ali’s encaustic work was featured in the New London Gallery, in New London, NH.  She has an upcoming show in October 2018 at “This and That” Gallery in Carrborro, NC.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

As cliché as it is, art really does imitate life. In life and in art you have to be ‘ok’ with two main concepts; Risk and Temporary Beauty.

In my practice I have learned to appreciate a moment of beauty, a moment of perfection, with a small realization that this may not last, it may change, grow, morph into something even more beautiful or something, well, quite less beautiful.

My practice has also taught me to take risks. Experiment and be ok with an outcome. Be ok with failure. Be ok with mistakes. Be ok with success. Move on. Move up. Just move. Just grow. Just learn. Just live.

I enjoy an approach to mixed-media abstract art that allows me to take chances and continue my exploration and integration of various styles, methods, and mediums. My inspiration comes from nature, architecture, metal, history, color, and every day chaos.