Sarah Burney is an independent art advisor that specializes in contemporary art from South Asia and the Middle East, emerging NYC artists and contemporary printmaking. This focus is a result of her unique personal background and diverse professional experience. Sarah was raised between Kuwait and Pakistan, graduated from Wellesley College, and worked with Zarina Hashmi, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, and Bodhi Art prior to working independently.
Sarah’s international upbringing cultivated her passion for South Asian and Middle Eastern art at an early age and also provided her with an opportunity for unparalleled insight into these exciting markets. Her time at Zarina Hashmi’s studio and Bodhi Art further enhanced her understanding of the international art scene, allowing her to form relationships with artists, curators, dealers and press. Sarah’s technical understanding of printmaking and strong ties to the NYC printmaking community are key when working with new collectors and designers for whom multiples and works on paper are an ideal acquisition.
Notable projects include Zarina Hashmi’s 2012 – 2013 traveling retrospective, Zarina: Paper Like Skin (Hammer Museum, Fall 2012; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Winter 2013 and The Art Institute of Chicago, Spring 2013), Gallery Espace’s participation in The Armory Fair (2013 and 2015) and the Studio Immersion Project Fellowship at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Sarah is based in New York and travels frequently to South Asia and the Middle East. She is currently on the board of the South Asian Women's Creative Collective.