Sarah Giannobile


Sarah Giannobile Biography

Sarah Giannobile is a painter working in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned her BFA from Webster University and MA and MFA degrees from Fontbonne University. She received a scholarship to attend the Anderson Ranch Arts Center under the study of artist, William Christanberry. Giannobile states, "The linear forms in my paintings and drawings are symbols that translate into invented narratives. Lyrical abstract compositions are intuitive by nature and inspired by my dreams and memories of my past experiences. Impressions of invented symbolism are repeated through layers of intuitive mark- making that resemble aerial views, and mystical places.”

Born: 1975, Parkridge, IL


Master of Fine Art – Emphasis in Painting, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO, Dec. 2005
Master of Art – Emphasis in Painting, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO, Dec. 2004
Bachelor of Fine Art - Emphasis in Painting, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, May 2002
Associate of Art – East Central College, Union, MO, December 1998

Awards and Collections:

Arrington Cancer Center - Covenant Health’s Joe - Collaboration Welcome Wall Design, Public Art Piece, Lubbock, TX 2018

Lambert International Airport: Airport Experience project, Art glass screens, permanent collection, St. Louis, MO. 2012

Anderson Ranch Arts Center:
Full Scholarship to Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO, 2002, Exploration of Mixed Media, Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, under the study of Professor William Christianberry.

Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis, permanent art collection 2011

Grand Center: Visionary Award Winner St. Louis emerging female Artist 2006

Professional Appointments/ Collaborations:

Tree House in Ayr, Large scale mural design, London, England 2022

Amsterdam, artwork created for book cover design, written by Maya Arad Yasur, 2022

Black Adam, artwork in movie, Warner Bros. Studio 2021

Chicago Fire, artwork featured in TV show, NBC, 2021

Artist and designer, Crate and Barrel 2013- 2020

Ender’s Game drawing featured in movie, Lionsgate, Summit, 2013

Commissioned artist Lambert International Airport for permanent collection, designed one of nine art glass screens fabrication Franz Mayer of Munich 2012

Adjunct Instructor, East Central Community College, Union, MO –Spring 2008
Guest Lecturer, Monday Club, St. Louis MO, 2006
Guest Lecturer, John Burroughs School, St. Louis MO, 2006
Guest Lecturer, Webster University, “Professional Practice”, St. Louis, MO, 2005 Guest Lecturer, Flo-Valley Community College, “Portfolio Day”, St. Louis, MO, 2005
Fontbonne University:Graduate teaching assistantship 2004 -2005

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

Skyway, Lanoue Gallery, Boston, March 1 - March 30, 2024

Lambert Art & Culture Program, Lambert International Airport: “Exhibition Series” October 28, 2019 - August 30, 2020

New Paintings, SIBA College, St. Louis MO, January -April 2014

Visiting St. James, St. Louis Community College Forest Park, St. Louis, MO, February 12- March 9, 2007

Instinct, Monday Club, St. Louis, MO, November 5, 2006
Mapping R.E.M., Bonsack Gallery, John Burroghs School, St. Louis, MO, Feb. - April 2006 Buried Memories, University City Library, St. Louis, MO, November 1-29, 2004

Group Exhibitions:

Just Plants, Regular Gallery, Copenhagen, 2022

Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary, Maune Contemporary, with artists Orit Fuchs and Esteban Ocampo-Geraldo, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL, March 24th - 27th, 2022

Finally Home, Maune Contemporary, 1309 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Jan 4- April 2, 2022 Love Always Wins, Maune Contemporary, 747-A Miami Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, May 1 - Aug. 2021

Exposure 10 exhibition, University Missouri St. Louis 44 East Drive, TCC, MO, August 2016

Lambert International Airport, Art of Travel, benefit art show October 2012

Lambert International Airport, Unveiling Art Screens Concourse C, 2011

Group Show, Centene Center for Arts and Education, March-April 2010

Exposure 10 exhibition, University Missouri St. Louis 44 East Drive, TCC, MO, July 27 – September 15, 2007

Open Studios, 3553 Brannon Street, Contemporary Art Museum artist’s annual open studio show, St. Louis, July 21, 2007

Open Studios Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO July 17-22, 2007,

Reviews and Publications

Maya Arad Yasur, “Starling Murmuration”, book cover design, Amsterdam, 2022

STL News, St. Louis Lambert Airport, Sarah Giannobile Brings Projections Exhibition to STL, 2020

Misc Magazine: Re/Invention, Design Thinking and Innovation, Artwork featured in Summer 2012

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Lambert Airport introduces local art to its concourses”, December 07, 2012 West Elm Catalog, Artwork featured in the Spring Catalog, 2012

Chanel 5 News, KSDK, St. Louis, internet blog, “Glass murals unveiled for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport concourses April 6, 2011

The St. Louis Egotist, Lambert airport Installing “Art Glass Screens”, April 7, 2011

Garrison, Chad, Riverfront Times “Nine Local Artists To Have Permanent Displays at St. Louis Lambert Field”, Art Blog, April 7, 2011

Patricia Linthicum, Article, “New Glass Art for Lambert International Airport”, Looking at Glass, April, 2011

Article, “Lambert Airport hires local artists for project”, St Louis Business Journal, November 2010 Gowen, Zoe “Affordable Decorating Ideas: Create a Gallery Wall with Art” Southern Living Magazine,

St. Louis Art Fair Program Guide, Cover art by Sarah Giannobile, “Found in St. James, MO.”, September 2008

O’Neill, David, Q & A interview “The New Kid”, St. Louis Magazine, pg 242-243, August 2008

Beltz, Aaron, Article, “Uncannily Midwestern”, St. Louis Magazine August 2007 issue, pg 360 -361, August, 2007

Friswold, Paul, “This Week’s Day-by Day Picks”, “Totally Exposed”, new work at the UMSL Campus, Gallery 210, St. Louis, MO, Riverfront Times, July 26, 2007

“New and Emerging Writers”, Number 17 – Spring 2007, Cover Art by Sarah Giannobile, “Haunted”, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Natural Bridge a Journal of Contemporary Literature, April 2007

North, Andrew, Article, “Visiting the Past”, “The Scene”, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, February 27, 2007

Friswold, Paul, “Riverfront Times STLog”, “Sweet Home”, New suite of paintings, at Forest Park Community College St. Louis, MO, Riverfront Times Blog, February 16, 2007

“The recipients of the 2006 Visionary awards”, “Celebrating six women and their commitment to advancing the arts in the St. Louis community”, Alive Magazine, December 2006.

Peterson, Deb, “Grand Center will fete hometown hero Fischer”, Grand Center Fourth Annual Visionary Awards, St. Louis, Post-Dispatch, Sunday, September 17, 2006

Friswold, Paul, “This Week’s Day- by Day Picks”, “See a Giannobile”, new work at Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO, Riverfront Times, July 6, 2006

Cooper, Ivy, “Wall Ball Preview Show,” a review of the Urbis Orbis Gallery, St. Louis, Riverfront Times, March 16- 22, 2005

2004 Beaux Arts Ball Auction Catalog and Program, Dallas Museum of Art, “Studio Selections”, # 136, page 34, Light up the Night, April, 2004

2003 Beaux Arts Ball Auction Catalog and Program, Dallas Museum of Art, “Studio Selections” page 30, Framing 100 years of the Dallas Museum of Art, April, 2003