Department Chairs:
Erik Inglis, art history
Pipo Nguyen-duy, studio art

Administrative Assistant:
Jamie Jacobs, program coordinator

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8181
Fax: (440) 775-8969

Art Building 2, Room 166
91 N. Main St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm

Sarah Schuster

Sarah Schuster

Associate Professor of Studio Art, Painting

Contact Information


Allen Art Building 115
(440) 775-8283

Personal Office Hours:
4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday

Sarah Schuster

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Boston University, 1979
  • Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1982


Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Schuster attended Boston University as an undergraduate where her father taught Social Science and Philosophy. There she received a classical training in drawing and painting from the figure as well as a rigorous technical instruction in anatomy and traditional painting techniques. She characterizes her education as unusually conservative for the 1970's. At that time the orientation of most art programs was one of rebellion against the history of art. Schuster began teaching at Oberlin College in 1988.

View examples of Sarah's work.