Sarah Barker Brown
Sarah Barker Brown
painting
Art Trail Artist
Primarily a figurative painter, I am fascinated by unexplored identities, unlived lives and roads not taken. My work captures the idea of other possibilities, other roles, other potential stories that we might have been part of.
People stepping momentarily into ‘other’ lives to play with their images and identities, together with the artefacts that mark our progress through life – photographs, clothes, shoes – all interest me. Working in oil and acrylic, experimenting with different painterly languages and materials (often including transfer) I ask questions about our sexual, social and emotional lives via a cocktail of nostalgia, confrontation, pleasure and seduction.
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CV and Blog

May 4, 2018

b. 1964, Southampton, UK


Lives and works in London


 


Education and Training


 


2014-2017       Fine Art Diploma The Art Academy, Borough, London (First)


2012-2013       Art Foundation The Art Institute, East Finchley, London


1985-1987      BTEC Footwear Design  Cordwainers College, Hackney, London


1982-1985      BA (HONS) Classical Studies (2:1)  Hull University, Hull


 


Selected Group Exhibitions


 


2018                Diverse Figures, Burgh house, Hampstead


2018                Sex! Human Construction and Human Connection, The Crypt Gallery, London


2017                Emerging Women Artists,Burgh House, Hampstead, London


2017                Ruth Borchard Prize Exhibition, Piano Nobile, Kings Place, London


2016                Two Years In, Menier Gallery, Southwark, London


 


Awards and Prizes


 


2018                Artist Residency, BFC Café, London


2017                Selection for Emerging Women Artists, Ecclestone Art Agency


2017                Selection for Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile


2016                The Kennerly Prize for Academic Excellence, The Art Academy


2015                Shortlisted for Sir Philip Trousdell Prize for Portraiture, The Art Academy


2015                Runner Up Mixed Media Prize, The Art Academy


2015                Bursary Prize, United Society of Artists


 


Commissions


 


2016                Dame Pippa Harris, Portrait


2017                David Jennings, Portrait


 


Work History


 


1989-2002       Designer, MD and Founder, Sarah Barker Shoes Ltd, London


                        An innovative and successful global company designing, producing and selling 


                        Children’s footwear to over 300 design-led independent shops worldwide. 


                        Stockists included The Conran Shop, Selfridges, Liberty’s, Barneys New York.  


                        Numerous commissions were carried out including for The National Gallery,    


                        London (1996-2001).

Contact Artist

07967 661810
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