Perception of an object costs
Precise the Object’s loss —
Perception in itself a Gain
Replying to its Price —
The Object Absolute — is nought —
Perception sets it fair
And then upbraids a Perfectness
That situates so far —
- Emily Dickinson
Sabrina’s artistic education began when she was old enough to hold a crayon. In 2006 Sabrina opted to study abroad in Florence, Italy where she took a journey of self discovery. While studying at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy under Professor Bisi, Sabrina was finally able to clearly understand and express her ideas. She wrote out her intention and called her work “Perceptionist Art” or “Perceptionism”. Professor Bisi dubbed her first painting a “masterpiece” and encouraged her to freely explore her new style and ideas.
While Sabrina was abroad in Italy she met Dr. Giovanna Giusti the director of the 19th century and contemporary art at the Uffizi museum who offered her an internship as her assistant. Dr. Giusti took Sabrina under her wing and introduced her not only to the famous Italian museum and museum work, but also to Italian contemporary artists.
In 2007 Sabrina was one of the thirty-five artists selected from thousands of applicants to exhibit in Art Clash, an international art competition in Florence, Italy. She won first place and her work toured Italy and Greece. The winning piece became a part of the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece.
Abbott curated her first solo art show of the Perceptionist Art movement in Chico, California in 2008. After a particularly successful show in California in the summer of 2009 Sabrina was invited by Pierre Cardin to exhibit in the Espace Cardin in Paris, France. Sabrina accepted an invitation to participate at the Florence Biennial in 2011 and a solo exhibit at the California Museum in 2015. Sabrina has exhibited in many private venues and continues to exhibit her work both publicly and privately.