Sarah Dwyer

Sarah Dwyer (b. 1974, Cork, Ireland) paints forms that are hard to predict, confounding figure-ground relationships and triggering memories and associations that disintegrate as quickly as they arrive. The artist draws on the enduring lessons of Abstract Expressionism, a movement of pure potential, as well as the quicksilver of meaning, the flex of language, found in poetry. Dwyer is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, and has presented four solo shows at Josh Lilley since 2009.

Sarah Dwyer lives and works in London.

Education

2004, MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London
2001, MA Fine Art, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Black Chat, Sew Rib, Unit 1 Gallery, London

2019
TINK, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York

2017
Sarah Dwyer: Prints ‘Duck 10 Ways’, Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

2015
Sunk Under, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York

2014
Whip-poor-will, Josh Lilley, London

2012
Falling into Positions, Josh Lilley, London

2011
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2010
IIBN – A Private Viewing, Josh Lilley, London

2009
Hands Stuffing a Mattress, Josh Lilley, London

2007
Sarah Dwyer, Kyubidou Gallery, Tokyo
Sarah Dwyer, The Gallery at Adventure Ecology, London

Group Exhibitions

2019
Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley, London

2018
Out There, Out Where, Outside, Boston Manor House, Brentford

2016
Water Biscuit, Josh Lilley, London
Summer Mix, Turps Gallery, London
John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Museums, Liverpool

2014
I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn...' - Dorothy Parker, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York
New Order: British Art Today II, Saatchi Gallery, London

2011
Fade Away (Touring exhibition), Gallery North, Newcastle
Fear, Lo and Behold, Salon de Vortex, Athens

2010
Gifted, Josh Lilley Gallery, London
Fade Away, Transition Gallery, London
Regarding Painting, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2009
Daily Miracles, Josh Lilley, London

2007
Sarah Dwyer & Diego Sainz, Godoy, Madrid
Notting Heaven, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London
Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London
Art Car Boot Fair, Truman Brewery, London

2006
Saudade, Highbury Studios, London
Shibboleth, Dilston Grove, London
Action Field Kodra 2006, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki
Heathen Threshold, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London
People Like Us, No More Grey, London

2005
Salon, Hollow Contemporary, London
Peculiar Encounters, Ec Artspace, London
New London Kicks, WoosterProjects Gallery, New York
New London Kicks, Soho House in association with The Armory Show, New York

CV

Click here to download.
Jawbox
 Oddments Drawing V
Installation View: Whip-poor Will
Installation View: Whip-poor Will
Sipiwe
Egungun
Endormie
Obidil
Installation View: Black Chat, Sew Rib
The Day After
Tevy
Saudade
Installation View: Falling into Positions
Tevy
Mougouch
Inklings
Knysna Heads
Mumblings
Turning Vacancies
Absolution
Installation View: Falling into Positions
Gometra
Buckshee
Untitled
Tread Softly
Roundelay
Notawhit, Notawhit

Exhibitions

Stains on a Decade

Stains on a Decade

Group Show

Water Biscuit

Water Biscuit

Group Show

Whip-poor-will

Whip-poor-will

Solo Show

Falling Into Positions

Falling Into Positions

Solo Show

Gifted

Gifted

Group Show

Hands Stuffing a Mattress

Hands Stuffing a Mattress

Solo Show

Daily Miracles

Daily Miracles

Group Show