“I was born and brought up near Troy, NY. I attended Troy public schools and graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA degree. After teaching for several years, I married and lived with my husband in Japan for two years where, for the most part, I observed the life and beauty of Tokyo, Yokohama, and the nearby towns, villages, and countryside. Not long after returning to America, we had twins, a girl, and a boy, and I spent the next fifteen years being a wife and a mother. When our children were eleven years old, we lived near London for a year where I did a lot of exploring, visiting museums, historic houses, cathedrals, cities, and villages observing the art, architecture, and culture of Great Britain. When my children were in high school, I revived my work in art by drawing, painting, and taking art classes. “In addition to Japan and London, we lived in Philadelphia and New York City for short periods before settling in South Nyack, NY for thirty-two years. In all of these places art was a big part of my life. I always had pencils or paint and brushes at hand. My work never seemed to narrow into one area of art. If I must describe it, I think I would say it was divided into textile design, book art, fiber art, and collage. But there is a lot of overlap and mixing, and that is the way I like it. I could never narrow down my interests. “Today I still make books and fabric collages, and I go to a drawing class every week. My early art teaching did a job on my son and daughter, both of whom are successful artists. And my husband and I live in Brooklyn where we enjoy the excitement of New York.” —Sally Agee, May 2011 Education Syracuse University, BFA degree, painting, and illustration; Alfred University, summer course in ceramics; Berkshire Museum, summer course in print making with Oscar Kokoschka; New School University, course in writing and illustrating children’s books with Uri Schulevitz; Parsons School of Art and Design, course in textile design using the guta serti method on silk fabric.