Born in Iaşi Romania (1976), Sabina Păuţa Pieslak is a visual artist whose work spans varied media, including paper sculpture, painting, and mixed media. A unifying thread in her style comes from her love of nature and explorations of vibrant colors and textures. Sabina was exposed at an early age to the artistic world of then-communist Romania. When she was eight years old, her father was chosen to represent Romania on a music tour of the US, meeting the leaders of America’s musical world, and then report back to Romanian authorities. However, he decided to defect and seek political asylum in the US. After two years, Sabina, her mother, and sister were able to join her father in the US. Those early years in Romania, however, instilled in Sabina the artistic spark that would continue to inspire her.
Sabina spent her teen years in New Jersey, where she was formally trained in painting by Evelyn Leavens and Jack Miller. Also a gifted pianist, she was offered numerous scholarships to conservatories and pursued academic study in music, earning a Ph. D. from the University of Michigan. After moving to New York City in 2003, she continued to study painting at the Art Students League of New York with Dale Myers and Timothy Clark, and served as a curatorial intern at the Museum of Arts and Design. Her works have been purchased by private collectors in the US and Romania, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City, and exhibited by galleries throughout the US and internationally. For more information please see www.sabinapieslak.com.