Sarita Dougherty is a student of ecology from an earth based spiritual perspective. She is a plein-air painter who captures the memory and systems of place, participating and challenging the tradition of Western landscape painting. Her path and pedagogy are grounded in drawings of cosmology, which can reimagine and transform our paradigm. She is a DIY PhD candidate in Pachamama Consciousness, or earth-based spirituality in aesthetics, ecology and education. She has taught art for over 15 years as a way to locate identity and healing. Sarita received an MFA from UCLA in 2012 and teaches at The University of Redlands and Cypress College. She lives and works on a mountain with her partner and baby in Yangna (Los Angeles).

Click here for July 2017 long format interview on Lumpen Radio, Chicago, for the Spontaneous Vegetation show with Nance Klehm

Sarita is a 2017 recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation 2017 Artist Community Engagement Grant.

She is also a 2017 Artist in Residence at The Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, California through the /5 grant and the Women's Center for Creative Work.

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Photo by Chris Cruse