Sara Petitt

Sara Petitt, b. 1934, studied Fine Arts with Paul Feely at Bennington College, where she received her BFA. Following graduation she studied photography with Lisette Modell and Joseph Breitenbach. Always the avid learner, she has continued her studies at the International Center for Photography. She worked as a textile designer, and Stylist/Design Director for major textile companies for many years. Petitt has also worked as an educator, teaching and lecturing in design both nationally and internationally, and is currently a tenured professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

Petitt integrates her love of photography and travel into her work. Whether photographing people or buildings, she tries to establish an intimate understanding of her subject matter. This relationship to her surroundings permits her to find aesthetic discovery in a broad array of subject matter, creating captivating imagery that incorporates her interest in design and color with glimpses of humanity.

Petitt has shown extensively in New York and has work in private collections. In 2014, she was became the first artist to guest curate a show at the Carter Burden Gallery. 


Artwork Available on Artsy



January 10 - February 6, 2019
On the Wall

August 4 - 25, 2016
Print Group Show

July 28, 2016
8 x 8 x 100

July 9 to 30, 2015
12x12 Group Exhibition

July 31 to August 21, 2014
What You See Is What You Get

March 20 to April 10, 2014
Looking Beyond

December 19, 2013 to January 23, 2014
On the Wall

August 23 to September 6, 2012
Intimate Information

March 3 to 24, 2011
Cuba and India 2010