Sarah Ammons studied drawing and painting at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and also completed coursework in art history and philosophy. After receiving her BFA with honors from Queen’s, she completed her MFA at SFAI. Ammons was the recipient of a Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and scholarship, in addition to merit-based graduate grants from SFAI. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Graduate Fellowship Award at the Headlands Center for the Arts. As she currently enjoys this year-long residency, Ammons continues to explore themes of psychoanalysis, love/loss, and the struggle of relationships in her work through various techniques in contemplative drawing and painting.