Originally from St. Louis, Sarah Sears received a Master of Arts at Arkansas State University where she studied printmaking under engraver Evan Lindquist. She moved to New York City in 1980, planning to stay only three weeks.
Sarah has had one-person exhibitions at Associated American Artists, the National Arts Club, and the American Gallery, all in New York City. She has participated in group exhibitions at The Old Print Shop, Associated American Artists, and Gallery Korea in New York City; at Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art and the Jerusalem Print Workshop in Israel; and at galleries in the UK and Australia. Since 2006 she has been a board member of the New York Society of Etchers. Her work can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Museum, the Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center for the Graphic Arts, Trenton State University Print Collection, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.