Sara Moana (pronouns: she/her) was born in Aberystwyth, Wales in 1996 and is currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand. Sara is both Welsh and Māori descent (Ngāti Tamaoho, Tainui), who works in illustration; creating art full-time after completing her MFA degree at the beginning of 2021.

She is graduating at the end of 2021 at Elam School of Fine Arts (based in Auckland, New Zealand) with a Masters of Fine Arts (1st Class), and has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (1st Class Honours) degree in 2020.

Sara’s practice explores topics such as identity, mental health, queerness, body-image, existentialism, and feminism.

A subversive yet witty approach to serious themes is continuous to Sara’s style of work in illustration; aiming to create a safe space that is both light-hearted and approachable for the work to stimulate open conversations in everyday life.