Sara Lynch was born and raised in Potsdam, a small collage town in the extreme north of New York State. Her father is a math professor who stares at the ceiling for hours to solve his equations. Her mother is a substitute teacher who enjoys writing articles about fellow Northern New Yorkers such as a couple who raised miniature donkeys in their backyard. Sara often accompanies her mother on her interviews to take photographs. From 2002 to 2006 she attended Alfred University to study painting, photography, and psychology. She earned a BFA in painting and ceramics. Upon graduating she returned home to run the school age program at a childcare center and teach gymnastics. She aims to and depict the beauty of everyday life and recycle things other people consider trash.
Sara has attended Medalta, Penland School of Crafts, and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts for residencies and workshops in ceramics. She also attended the Vermont Studio Center for a four week residency in painting. Vermont is where she stared her current line of work involving painting on old clothing. Her work has been shown in various local galleries as well as the Fusion Arts Museum in New York City, the Pearl Street Gallery in Chelsea, MA; the WORK Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; and the Frederick Remington Museum in Ogdensburg, NY.