Sara Cwynar YG9

  • Current Location: New York
  • Originally From: Canada
  • Studio: The New York Times Magazine

Sara Cwynar is an artist, an illustrator and a graphic designer at the New York Times Magazine. She studied graphic design and photography at York University in Toronto and English at the University of British Columbia. Cwynar has exhibited with Art Metropole at Art Basel, at The Magenta Flash Forward Festival, and the Royal College of Art, and is represented by Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto. Her clients include Port Magazine, 01 Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Globe clothing, and The Drake General Store. She is one of Print Magazine's 20 Under 30 New Visual Artists for 2011. She likes to make books, photographs and magazines.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 5

    Etsy Empire Collage

    Collage for Brooklyn Magazine for a story about the overwhelming amount of stuff to be found on the website Etsy.


    Art Director: Crystal Gwyn

  • Project 2 of 5

    The Lives They Lived Opener

    Section opener for The New York Times Magazine's Lives They Lived issue, 2011. Guest-edited by Ira Glass.


    Art Director: Gail Bichler, Design Director: Arem Duplessis

  • Project 3 of 5

    Kitsch Encyclopedia

    Self-directed, hand-bound book project. An encyclopedia of kitsch as defined in an alternate understanding by Milan Kundera. Kundera understands kitsch to be a categorizing phenomenon, a means through which complex human experience is distilled to simple, sentimental motifs. All images and content collected by myself.

  • Project 4 of 5

    A Beast in the Heart Cover

    Cover illustration for The New York Times Magazine. The story is about a rogue group of American soldiers in Afghanistan.


    Art Director: Gail Bichler, Design Director: Arem Duplessis

  • Project 5 of 5

    Accidental Archives: Colors

    Objects and images from my personal archive organized by color. 6 C-prints. Exhibition at Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.

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