Sarah Gutwirth received her BFA and BA degrees in 1978 from a joint program of Reed College and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her MFA is from Pratt Institute in NYC, received in 1985. She has had 20 one and two person exhibits over the last twenty-nine years and has had work in numerous group shows as well.
She has taught painting since 1987, and had three tenure track jobs, obtaining tenure twice. She recently retired as Professor of Painting at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. She lives in Philadelphia.