"Shaw’s paintings sneak right up to the classical formulas of beauty and composition, and then quickly back away again leaving the viewer wanting. She dangles completion in front of the onlooker like an unreachable carrot. While this palpable manipulation is at times uncomfortable, its reflection in contemporary life is equally so. The works evokes the emotions of incompleteness and wanting that can riddle this over-promised and unfulfilled 3rd millennium reality."

Seth Orion Schwaiger MFA, GSA

Sarah graduated from Falmouth College of Art in 2001; her work has been purchased by private collectors in the UK and abroad, and resides in many private collections, including Rolling Stone,  Ronnie Wood.  She works from her studio in Brighton.

 

 

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Upcoming Shows

2020   Re-Visible             Four man show, Dean Clough, Halifax

2020   Dear Christine     Arthouse London

 

Competitions, prizes and awards

2019, RWA  167 th Open,  Bristol

2019, Aesthetica Art prize

2017, British Women Artists - winner 

2016, University of Chichester Fine Art Award - National Open Art 

 2018, Jacksons Art Prize, London

 

2017, Shortlist: Threadneedle Art prize 

 

2017, Shortlist Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 

 

2017, Shortlist: Royal Academy Summer Show 

 

2016, Artist in residence - Minerva Theatre Chichester with NOA 

 

2014, National Open Art Competition 

 

2014, Threadneedle Prize, London 

 

2014, East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery 

 

2014, Cork Street Open, London 

 

2014, Art Gemini Prize - Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 

 

2013, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London 

 

2013, National Open Art - Minerva Theatre 

 

2013, Zeitgeist Art Prize, London

 

2012, Aesthetica Art Prize, York 

 

2010, National Open Art, Chichester 

 

 Solo Exhibitions

 

2019, I've got something against you, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton 

 

2018, 14 Paintings, Commission - 2018 - 2019, St Davids, Pembrokeshire

 

2018, Animus, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey 

 

2016, Anglomania, Villa Fabris, Thiene, Italy 

 

2015, Shift, Ink-d Gallery, Brighton

 

2014, Parallels, Naked Eye, Brighton 

 

2014, Passages, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey 

 

2013, Sarah Shaw - New Paintings, Artist Residence, Brighton 

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2019, RWA 167 th Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

 

2019, Dear Christine, Vane, Newcastle. Elysium Gallery, Swansea. Arthouse, London, Newcastle, Swansea, London 

 

2019, Aesthetica Art Prize, York gallery, York

 

2019, Disposition, Bermondsey Art Space, London 

 

2018, Private View, LAE, London 

 

2018, Star Wars, Dynamite Gallery, Brighton 

 

2018, Modern Masters, Art Republic, Brighton 

 

2018, Jacksons Art Prize, Cass Art, London 

 

2018, 14 Paintings, St Davids, Pembrokeshire

 

2018, Crossings, Southwell Minster, Nottingham 

 

2018, S O Fine Arts, RHA, Dublin 

 

2017, Anima Mundi, Villa Fabris, Thiene, Italy 

 

2017, Ceremony, No. 20 Arts, London 

 

2016, Winners Show, Pallant House, Chichester 

 

2016, NOA, Mercers Hall, London 

 

2016, Chroma, Dynamite Gallery, Brighton 

 

2016, National Open Art, Other Art Fair, London 

 

2016, Heads, Studio One, London 

 

2015, Inaugural Show, Lacey Contemporary, London 

 

2015, Open Art Competition, National Open Art, Royal College of Art, London 

 

2015, International Exposition, National Open art, Harrogate 

 

2015, Art Gemini Prize, Menier Gallery, London 

 

2015, Connect 2 Colour, Lacey Contemporary, London 

 

2015, AAF, Bo - Lee Gallery, London 

 

2015, Wanderlust, Lacey Contemporary, London 

 

2015, AAF, Ink-d Gallery, London 

 

2014, Group show, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London 

 

2014, Pushing Paint, Ink-d Gallery, Brighton 

 

2013, 32 Painters, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 

 

2012, The Group, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London 

 

2011, Farm Road Collective, Farm Rd, Brighton 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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Sunday evening studio. Taking stock. My wall reads ‘The face of the devil in my soup’ . Sounds about right. Pavement playing. Another old school night. ‘Sarah from the past’ a friend calls me. That sounds about right too. Hope you’re all having a lovely Sun eve x #sarahshaw #sarahshawpainting #fromthedepths #series #contemporarybritishpainting #britishwomenartists #Contemporaryoilpainting #brightonartists

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