"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 and current shows

 'I've Got Something Against You'    solo show, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK

 

 'Dear Christine'  curated group show,  Vane Gallery, Newcastle, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Arthouse, London, UK

 

2019

 

'Disposition'  curated group show, Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK

 

Finalist Aesthetica Art Prize, York, UK

 

 

 

2018

 

AEDAS, Commission, Pembrokeshire Wales

 

LAE, curated group show, November, London, UK

 

'Modern Masters'  group show, Art Republic, Brighton UK

 

Jackson’s Art Prize, London, UK

 

Delphian Gallery Open Call, London, UK

 

'White + Black' Group show, Whistleblower Gallery, March/April, Brighton, UK

 

'Crossings' Southwell Minster, Nottingham, UK

 

'Animus'  Solo show New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, UK

 

 

 

2017

 

Here we go! Group show, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton

 

RHA, Dublin - SO Fine Art Collections, Dublin

 

Shortlisted Threadneedle Art Prize, London

 

Anima Mundi, Thiene, Italy

 

'Ceremony' TatArt, Barcelona

 

Winner 'British Women Artists' Prize

 

Ruth Borchard Portrait Prize

 

Curated group show,  'Ceremony' - No. 20 Arts, Islington, London

 

Curated group show,  'Painting (Now)' Studio One Gallery, London

 

Shortlisted Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize

 

Shortlisted Royal Academy Summer Show, London

 

 

 

2016

 

Pre-selected Aesthetica Art Prize, Worldwide

 

Winners show, National Open Art, Pallant House, Chichester, UK

 

National Open Art Competition Mercers Hall, London, UK

 

'Anglomania'  Dadaprojects, Thiene, Italy

 

Chroma, Brighton, UK

 

The Other Art Fair with National Open Art, London, UK

 

 

 

2015

 

Dada Projects, Dada 8, Naked Eye Gallery, Brighton, UK

 

Pre-selected Threadneedle Art Prize, UK

 

Lacey Contemporary Inaugural Show, Holland Park, London, UK

 

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

 

Harrogate International Art Expo with NOA, UK

 

Art Gemini Prize, Menier Gallery, London, UK

 

'Heads', Curated group, Studio One Gallery, London, UK

 

'Connect2Colour', Lacey Contemporary, London, UK

 

'Shift', Solo show at ink_d gallery, Brighton, UK 

 

AAF Battersea with Bo-Lee Gallery, London, UK

 

'Wanderlust', Lacey Contemporary, London, UK

 

London Art Fair, represented by ink_d gallery, Brighton, UK

 

 

 

2014

 

Artist in residence, National Open, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, UK

 

National Open Art, Somerset House, London, UK

 

Threadneedle Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London, UK

 

‘Mix’ Group show, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, UK

 

‘Parallels’ Solo show, Naked Eye Gallery, Brighton, UK

 

‘East Sussex Open’, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

 

‘Cork Street Open’, London, UK

 

'Pushing Paint’, ink_d gallery, Brighton, UK

 

‘Parallels’ Solo show, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, UK

 

Art Gemini Prize, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK

 

 

 

2013

 

Royal Institute of Oil Painters Open, Mall Galleries, London, UK

 

National Open Art Competition, UK 
Minerva Theatre, Chichester, Royal College of Art, London, UK

 

Zeitgeist Open 2013, Zeitgeist Art Projects, London, UK

 

’32 Painters’, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK

 

 

 

2012

 

The Group, Winter Collection, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, UK

 

Aesthetica Art Prize, UK

 

Group show, ink_d gallery, Brighton, UK

 

Fine art auction and exhibition, Tooveys, in association with Horsham museum, Sussex, UK

 

 

 

 

 

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