Sara Willett

Sara Willett

London, london, United Kingdom

About Sara Willett

Sara Willett graduated in 2002 from Camberwell College of Art, London, with a first class BA honours in Painting and later gained a Masters in Fine Art there; graduating in 2011. She exhibits regularly in the UK, Europe and Asia Her work is held in collections, in the UK, USA, Australia, Japan and Europe. She was short listed for the Sunny International Art Prize in 2018. Her practise incorporates, painting, installation, and sound.

She has been awarded two fully supported residencies at the Da Wang Culture Highland centre, in South East China in 2015 and 2013. In 2016 she was awarded a fully supported residency with Being 3 Gallery, Beijing, which culminated in a solo exhibition, City Kaleidoscope.


Education

2009 – 2011 Camberwell College of Art
MA Fine Art

1999 – 2002 Camberwell College of Art
BA (hons) Painting - First Class

1998 – 1999 Sir John Cass
Foundation Diploma

Events

My works 'Beijing Mountain Dusk', 'Mood Indigo', A Thousand Li' and 'Spirit' have been shortlisted for the Sunny International Art Prize. 'Beijing Mountain Dusk' has also been selected for the Sunny Art Prize exhibition at their gallery, 30 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8HR from 9th August - 4th September.

I have been awarded a fully supported residency with the prestigious Being 3 gallery in Beijing this September, the residency will culminate in a solo show in the gallery

My work 'Gossimer' has been selected by Jeremy Deller for the exhibition 'It was quick, but fun' LAH gallery London

My work will be shown at the contempory art exhibition and sculpture garden 'Art and Ducks' in Webridge, UK, where I will also create a site specific installation.

My work 'Silver Screen' will be showing 16th, 17th October, in an exciting international exhibition 'Silent Movies' which takes over an entire floor of Cavendish Square underground car park in central London

I will be giving an artist's talk on 26th September at the opening of my latest installation 'Spectre' for Curious projects in Eastbourne

Five of my paintings are currently being displayed in Gordon Ramsay's new London restaurant - London House - until November 2015

Richard Deacon has selected my work - A Thousand Li - for inclusion in the prestigious Creekside Open 2015 (London), which he will be curating. Dates of the exhibition are 11th June - 5th July 2015

Nicholas Bowlby Gallery will be presenting work in my series 'Everyday Sublime' at the London Affordable Art Show 2015

I have been awarded another fully supported residency at the Da Wang Culture Highland in the Summer of 2015

'A Walk in the Wu Tong Mountain' has been selected for the exhibition, '8 Studios from Here' part of the Deptford X festival 2013, Unit A104 / 6, Faircharm Estate, 8 - 12 Creekside, London SE8 3DX. 27th September - 6th October 12 − 6pm.

'Chinawebs' 1 − 4 can be seen at the exhibition 'Powerhouse' at Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD. 27th September - 6th October, opening times Wednesday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm

I have just returned from an amazing experience at the Da Wang Culture Highland in South East China as one of the artists in residence there. Thanks to Tom Hayes, Artistic Director for all the help and support. For further information
http://dawang.blog.com/2013/08/30/saras-web/

Sara Willett has been awarded a fully supported painting residency at the Da Wang Cultural Highland near Shenzhen, South China, beginning Summer 2013. www.transartists.org/air/da-wang-culture-highland

Sara Willett work 'Excavation Sky' has been selected for the '8 minutes from here' exhibition at London's Southbank Centre, August 2013

By popular request the exhibition 'Shape Shift', see details below, has been extended until 19th October 2013

Sara Willett's current solo exhibition 'Shape Shift', curated by Cristiana Bottigella, can be seen from 24th May - 15th September 2013 at the Cinnamon Kitchen and Anise Bar, 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YL

Sara Willett and Alma Tischler Wood have completed the installation Razzle Dazzle Wall, at the Hill Station in Telegraph Hill, South London.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
In the Space of Elsewhere, London 2018
Kunstformen Der Yuanland (with John Lunn), Beijing China, 2016
City Kaleidoscope, Being 3 gallery, Beijing, China 2016
Spectre, Curious Projects, Eastbourne 2015
China Web, Da Wang Culture Highland, Shenshen, China 2013
Shape Shift, Cinnamon Kitchen, London 2013
Kunstforment der Poundland, Deptford X London 2012
Ligeia, Deptford X, main programme, London 2011
Psychidea, Tinpitch Art at Ganapati, London 2010
Arabesque, Arthouse Gallery, London 2010
One Fine Day, Beverley Knowles Fine Art 2008
Excavaton, The Flea Pit Gallery, London 2007
Recent Work, The Shed Gallery, Norwich 2005

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Forthcoming, Reconstructing the Reality, Zurich
2018
Seven Painters, Gala Fine Art, Bristol,
Ex Libris, Project Space, London
Eyeball Pleasers, Project Space, London
2017
The Machine for saying Sorry, London
Sunny Art Prize, Shortlist Exhibition, London
Paper and Bronze - Gallery Different, London
2016
Art and Ducks, Contemporary art festival, Weybridge,UK
It was quick but fun - selected by Jeremy Deller for LAH Gallery. London
Jamworks Final, London
2015
Silent Movie, Q Park, Cavendish Square, London
Gordon Ramsay's Summer Exhibition, The London House, London
Creekside Open 2015 (Richard Deacon selection) APT Gallery London
Hopscotch, Arthouse Gallery - London
2014
Fenglin Shanshui International, Shenshen, China
One Square Mile of Sky - with Foreign Investment -Hong Kong
Jamworks, The Jam Factory London
2013
8 Studios From Here - Deptford X festival, London
8 Minutes From Here, Royal Festival Hall, London
Razzle, Dazzle Wall - with Alma Tischler Wood, London
2012
Wild New Territories, Kings Cross, London, Vancouver, Berlin -with Foreign Investment
No Now, Space Station 65, London
Voyage, Harts Lane Studios, London
Down to Earth, Lewisham Arthouse, London
A Smile Spreading like a Secret, Harts Lane Studios, London
Jamworks , The Jam Factory, London
2011
Kunstformen der Poundland – MA Degree Show, Camberwell College of Art
The Gasworks Project, Gasworks Gallery, London,
Saturation, Arthouse Gallery, London,
Jamworks, The Jam Factory, London
2010
Big Society, Space Station 65, London,
Bedizzened, APT Gallery, London (also joint curator)
South London Women Artists, Bankside Gallery, London
Near Dark, Camberwell College of Art, London
Be Careful what you wish for, Space Station 65, London
Objects of Love, The Arthouse Gallery, London
Art Bin, The South London Gallery, London
2009
New Blood Artists, New Blood Art, London
2008
Friends Exhibition, Dulwich Art Gallery, London
Mark of Action, The Arthouse Gallery
2007
Sugar in Mi Tea, Arthouse Gallery, London
Jamworks, The Jam Factory, London
2006
20/20, Beverley Knowles Fine Art, London
2005
Beadale Street, Beverley Knowles Fine Art, London
Circle’s Edge, The Greenspace Gallery, London (joint)
2004
The Shed Show, Shed Gallery, Norwich 2004
Sounds of the Suburbs, Woodlands Gallery, London 2003
First Wave, Kingly Court Gallery, London 2003
Photocall, The Centenary Gallery, London 2003
Art London, Beverley Knowles Fine Art, London 2003
The Next Big Thing, The Gallery in Cork Street, London 2002
Future Map, The London Institute Gallery, London 2002
C6, House Gallery, London, 2002


PROJECTS

Member of Foreign Investment -Artists collective - most recent project, Sky Mile for Wild New Territories, London, Vancouver, Berlin
Lead artist with Alma Tischler Wood Simply Red and Green, Luxmore Gardens, London, 2009. Large scale project to transform Luxmore Gardens, South London into a giant art installation
Vice Chair of The Lewisham Arthouse, Artists run co-operative and community arts centre also leading community art projects. Currently organizing and running the graduate residence programme.
Founding member of Painted Circle, an initiative to develop vacant retail spaces in central London

Links:
www.sarawillett.com
www.nicholasbowlby.co.uk
www.newblood.com
www.lewishamarthouse.org.uk