Sara von Kienegger


Sara Von Kienegger (born June 2, 1990), also known as Sara Jasmin Semlitsch is an austrian artist, photographer, producer, painter and Graphic designer.

She has received notice from Austria to the Middle East, North and South America.

During her time as an Art Director in the Middle East, Sara developed the branding and corporate identities of leading companies. Her creative flair and unique design techniques – using traditional and digital media, unveils her trademark style, which is identifiable in all of her works. A former understudy of Khalifa El Shimy, a well-known Egyptian artist and calligrapher, Sara’s Arabic art works continue to be widely accepted and coveted throughout Europe and the middle east. Her photographic exhibit of War Shots in Syria, around which Edward Bass has centered a documentary. She was keen to participate in the Faces of the Middle East exhibition, as the photographs offered a different perspective of Arab culture than what she was normally accustomed to in Western culture and media. Through her art she aims to inspire people from different cultures like the Middle East and the West to understand each other especially women and young people who are just beginning their professional lives with the aim of motivating them to pursue their dreams.

To further that goal, in 2014, she started a new company, Art Luxe, and is planning a modern day factory in New York City to promote emerging artists in art, photography, poetry, music and filmmaking. Sara’s Art Luxe business is essentially an art brokerage business through which she splits the sales like a virtual gallery. The all encompassing art website will do the following: sell original works of art, sell copies, lithographs, art objects that are manufactured by the factory, and wearable art like art scarves. Vonkienegger has also leased a 7000 square foot facility at 79 White Street location in Tribeca for a gallery and wide variety of artistic activities for her work and that of her protegees. She also funded and produced a feature film in collaboration with James Franco and USC’s film school entitled ACTORS ANONYMOUS. In December 2014, she hosted an event for Art of Elysium at Art Basel. The organization works to make art a catalyst for social change by bringing creativity and inspiration to children, artists and various populations in need. She also exhibited her art work at the Art of Elysium Sundance event at Fedex owner Frederick Smith’s home the following month Sara’s award winning collection “Fallen Stars: The Mondrian Series” was Exhibited at Art Miami 2014 by Espace Meyer Zafra.


Victims Of War
• Dubai: June 2013
• Qatar: July 2013
• New York: September 2013

Faces of the Middle East
• Dubai: May 2011
• Abu Dhabi: May 2011

Fallen Stars
• Miami: December 2014

White on White
• Park City: January 2015

•  Singapore: 2016

Icon Collection
• Medellin: Fair Art Medellin 2016

White Wall
• New York 2017

Art Installation
• Malibu 2017

• New York 2017

• Art Medellin 2017

• Children Eduscho awards
• Austrian Government Ecology Award
• Best New Emerging Artist – Art Spectrum 2014
• Cover Magazine Austria 2017