Sarah Dwyer

1974 · Ireland

Artist biography

The work of Sarah Dwyer is foundationally ruminative, conjuring space for explorations of trace memories in dialogue with inspirations from poetry, literature and folklore. Drawing is at the heart of her practice, though often combined with painting, printmaking, sewing and sculpture, resulting in liberating, unpredictable forms and approaches to mark-making. Possessing elements of both figuration and abstraction, her compositions are liminal results of a dynamic, visually translative process. Reduction and erasure play as much a part as application and layer; an intimate relationship between the decisive and the intuitive. Surfaces are worked and reworked, retaining layers of development and discernible history.

Sarah Dwyer (b. 1974, Ireland) earned a Master’s in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2004 after an MFA from Staffordshire University in 2001. Dwyer lives and works in London. Her work has been exhibited at Art and Design Gallery, Hatfield, UK; Bloomberg Space, London, UK; Boston Manor House, Brentford, UK; Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX; EC Artspace, London, UK; Gallery North, Newcastle, UK; Godoy, Madrid, ES; Hair and Nails, Minneapolis, MN; Highbury Studios, London, UK; Hollow Contemporary, London, UK; Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, IE; Kyubidou Gallery, Tokyo, JP; Jane Lombard Gallery, Chelsea, NY; Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK; JGM Gallery, London, UK; McWilliam Gallery, Armagh, NIR; Miami Armory Art Fair, NY, NY; No More Grey Gallery, London, UK; The Perfume Factory, London, UK; Royal Art College, London, UK; Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; Sartorial Contemporary, London, UK; Soho House, NY, NY; Transition Gallery, London, UK; Truman Brewery, London, UK; Unit 1 Gallery, London, UK; The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK and Wooster Projects Gallery, NY, NY.

Sarah Dwyer

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