Sarah Maple

Sarah Maple

Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom

About Sarah Maple

Sarah Maple graduated with BA in Fine Art from Kingston University London in 2007 and in the same year won The Saatchi Gallery’s “4 New Sensations” award for emerging artists. Maple’s artwork, film, and performances have been exhibited internationally at galleries and institutions including Tate Britain, The Baltic, AIR Gallery, and New Art Exchange, among many others.
Maple’s work has been the subject of documentaries including for ARTE and VPRO. In 2015 she released her first book “You Could Have Done This,” a hardback of selected works. The same year she was awarded a Sky Academy Arts scholarship from Sky Arts, which included funding, mentoring and a Sky Arts documentary. In 2017 she gave a TEDx talk in Birmingham, UK on
the importance of free speech, titled “The Freedom To Be Challenged.”
Her work has been featured in numerous international publications, including Vogue, The Guardian, i-D Magazine, The Sunday Times UK, The Independent, People Magazine, Dazed, and the Huffington Post among many others. In 2018 she was invited to make a limited edition cover for Harper’s Bazaar’s art issue alongside artists including Yayoi Kusama, Barbara Kruger, and Linder Sterling. Her artwork is in collections including Soho House, The Hyman Collection and the Ned. Sarah lives and works in Sussex, England.

"Sarah Maple’s artwork is unfailingly bold and brave, not for the coy or faint of heart. These
unflinching, occasionally even controversial, investigations into what it is to be a woman and a
Muslim in 21st century Britain are made joyful by her own very personal brand of boisterous,
tongue-in-cheek humour. This is not sensationalism for sensationalism’s sake, but rather a heart
felt urge by a twenty-seven-year old artist of great sincerity and talent, for the viewer to look
again, and this time with a more questioning eye, at traditionally accepted notions of identity,
gender, culture and religion." - Beverley Knowles 2012


Kingston University, Kingston, GB, Fine Art,


2019 Art50, The Baltic and Sky Arts
2018 Cover for Harper’s Bazaar Limited Edition Magazine
2018 Another England, NOW Gallery, London
2017 The Ned, London
2017 No Place Like Home, Kunst Vardo, Oslo
2015 New Art Exchange (solo exhibition), Nottingham
2015 Art of Nuisance, The Sisters of Perpetual Resistance, London
2013 2Q13: Women Collectors, Women Artists, Lloyds Club London
2012 Passion for Freedom Arts Festival, (guest artist)
2012 It’s just like any other job…, La Scatola Gallery, London
2009 Activism, Southbank Centre
2009 I'm an Edgy Contemporary Artist, Manchester Festival
2008 WWWW, Nick Knight for SHOWstudio
2007 4 New Sensations, Saatchi Gallery

2015 Not My Cup Of Tea exhibition catalogue, published by New Art Exchange
2015 You Could Have Done This (selected work by Sarah Maple 2007-15), KochxBos Limited Art Books
2015 Visual Impact, published by Phaidon
2015 Women of Letters published by Penguin
2014 Sexuality, edited by Amelia Jones, published by Whitechapel
2011 Art & Agenda: Political Art and Activism by Robert Klanten, M. Hubner, A. Bieber. Published by Gestalten.


2019 Solo Exhibtion Untitled Space New York
2017 Not My Cup Of Tea, New Art Exchange, Nottingham
2017 Power To The People? KochxBos Gallery, Amsterdam
2015 Keeping up with the Kapulets, Cob Gallery, London
2015 I disagree with what you say, KochxBos Amsterdam
2014 God is a Feminist, Golden Thread, Belfast
2013 You Can’t Just Put Your Work Everywhere, Belfast Festival
2013 SARAH MAPLE, Kunstihoone, Tallinn
2012 It’s a Girl!, Aubin Gallery, London
2011 I Wish I had a Penis, KochxBos, Amsterdam
2010 Ich Liebe Dick, mbf-kunstprojekte, Munich, Germany
2008 This Artist Blows, Salon Gallery, London

2019 Sky50, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
2018 Another England, Now Gallery London
2018 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2018 Reinterpreting Religion, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago
2017 No Place Like Home, Kunst Vardo, Oslo
2017 Herselves, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona
2016 The Practising Feminist, Tate Britain, London
2016 Maybe She's Born With It, Naughton Gallery, Belfast
2015 Who’s afraid of Feminism? A.I.R Gallery, New York
2015 Perspectives on Peace, York College Galleries, Pennsylvania
2015 Abject Subject, Art Exchange, University of Essex
2015 Views from the Edge: Women, Gender and Politics, Brown University
2015 SHE DEVIL 7, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome
2014 50 Years On: Centre for Cultural Studies, mac Birmingham
2014 Identity, gallery nine5, New York
2013 Princesses, Warsaw Photo Days Festival
2012 Culture Cloud, The New Art Exchange
2012 The British Cut, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2010 This is England, Uno + Uno, Milan
2010 The Man I Wish I Was, A.I.R Gallery, New York
2009 Activities Of God, Siamsa Gallery, Ireland
2008 UK's Future Greats In NY, White Box, New York
2008 New Works, Scream Gallery, London
2007 4 New Sensations, Saatchi Gallery, London