featured artists: Sarah Lederman

British, B. 1986
Sarah Lederman´s artistic practice is firmly based in the materiality of paint applied to, mostly, canvases. Lederman frequently incorporates animals into her paintings but as she remarks they are more akin to “Small creatures [that] crawl across the body of the paintings looking for something to suckle on”.
 
Lederman's apparently calm paintings are informed by medieval illuminated manuscripts, Japanese ‘shunga’ prints and traditional representations of femininity.  Within this calmness lies an exploration of the materiality of paint to create an environment where the female body is fluid, free, and uncontrollable. Lederman has moved away from a focus on the female body but a subtle exploration of femininity resides within her most recent body of work.
 
Lederman's  practice is featured in the ‘Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman’ film' that was screened to sold out audiences at the Freud Museum and National Portrait Gallery in January 2016.
 
Education:
 
2014      Goldsmiths College, MA Fine Art
2008      Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, BA (Hons) Fine Art
2005      Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art&Design)
 
Awards:
 
2009      The Catlin Art Prize     
          
Residencies:
 
2015      Hooper Projects, Quater IV, Los Angles, USA 
2013      A Group Residency, Joya Arte+ Ecologia, Alicante, Spain 
2009-12 Resident Artist at the Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD), London 
2010      Hatley Residency, Cambridge, UK
 
Selected Publications:

2010      Saatchi Online Magazine, Paul Carey-Kent, The Body in Women’s Art:
              Interview with Exhibition Curator Philippa Found
2010      Financial Times, Jackie Wullschlager, Critic’s Choice, 4/5 September
2010      Modern Painters, Daniel Kunitz, Its Not Just for Women Anymore
2010      The Portman Magazine, Sophie Bishop, Body of Work, Autumn
2010      Art Taxi Magazine, Anabel Brotons, The Body in Women’s Art Now
2010      Art Around the World, Alfera Kurjers, The Body in Women’s Art Now
2010      Arte e Critica, Susanna Bianchini, The Female Body in Women’s Art Today October 2010
2010      The Arts Desk, Sarah Kent, The Body in Women’s Art Now: Flux, ROLLO
2010      West End Extra, Eric Jensen, A Fine Body of Work
2010      Posterous Blog, Lisa Snook, The Body in Women’s Art Now
2008      The Times Online, Etan Stallman, ‘Kay Saatchi: Aunty to the student art scene’,
2008      Helen Sumpter, ‘Young Bright Things’, Raconteur
 
Public Collections & Commissions:
 
Newhall Women’s Art Collection, University of  Cambridge, UK
University Art Collection, University of the Arts, London, UK
David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), London, UK
 
Solo Exhibitions:
 
2012      Sarah Lederman, Rollo Contemporary Art, London
2010      Sarah Lederman, Centre for recent drawing, Islington, London
 
Selected Group Exhibitions:
 
2016      Responses: Great Tits (Parus Major), Orion Contemporary, Wren Street, London
2015      'Straight up', Hooper Projects, Los Angeles, USA
2015      Rosy Finger's', C4RD, London
2014      ‘A least Random number’, 53 BeckRoad, curated by Lola Bunting 
2014      ‘The Griffin Art Prize 2014’, The Griffin Gallery, London
2013      3X3, Orion Contemporary, St James's, London 
2011      Migration, Proteus Gowanus Gallery, New York, USA
2011      Surreal Women, Guts for Garters, London, UK
2011      Latest Works by ROLLO Artists, Rollo Contemporary Art, London
2011      25th Anniversary of the Catlin Art Prize, The Tramshed, London
2010      With Rollo Gallery, London 
2010      With Orion Contemporary at ArtHelsinki, Finland
2010      Alterwalden at Shankill Castle, Ireland
2010      ‘Sarah Lederman work in progress show’ C4RD, London
2010      ‘At Home’, Rollo Contemporary Art, London
2010      With Orion Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
2009      ‘Creekside open’ (selected by Mark Wallinger), APT Gallery, Art in Perpetuity Trust,
             Harold Wharf, London
2009      'At Home’, Maddox Gallery, W1, London  
2008      'Between Body and Gesture', Orion Contemporary, Masons Yard, St James’s, London
2008      Anticipation, Selfridges, London
2008      Chelsea Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2008      Chelsea Card Auction, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2007      Ripeness, Flaxon Ptootch Gallery, London
2007      The Flaxon Ptootch Group Show, Flaxon Ptootch Gallery, London      
2007      Token, Bethnal Green Old Town Hall, London
2006      This Way Up, Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Deptford

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Blue Lady (aka Eve)
oil on canvas
size: 80.5 by 75.5cm
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Blue Background Standing

size:
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Girl with Lipstick
oil and lipstick on canvas
size: 163 by 81.5cm
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Girl with blue knickers on red stool
oil on canvas
size: 147.5 by 102cm
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Drawing
Oil on canvas
size: 94 x 35.5cm
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Standing girl
oil on canvas
size: 149 by 60cm
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Green Girl (or gigi)
oil on canvas
size: 71 by 66cm
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Girl sitting on books
oil on canvas
size: 159 by 133cm
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Girl Staring
oil on canvas
size: 70 by 52cm
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Sarah and alice
oil on canvas
size: 147.5 by 102cm
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Bright Girl
oil on canvas
size: 71 by 66cm
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Crosslegged Tights
Oil on canvas
size: 85 x 75cm
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Knickers down
Oil on panel
size: 27 x 25cm
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Madonna
Oil on panel
size: 67 x 22cm
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Blue Figure
Oil on canvas
size: 200 x 80cm
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Isabella
Oil on canvas
size: 25 x 30.5cm.
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Eye
Oil on canvas
size: 60 x 55cm.
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Homerton
Oil on canvas
size: 20 x 25cm.
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Dress
Oil on canvas
size: 110 x 90cm.
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Leggings
Oil on canvas
size: 110 x 100cm.
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Whitby
Oil and gesso on canvas
size: 25.5 x 30.5cm.
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Figure
Oil on canvas
size: 80 x 79cm.
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Tic Tac Toe
Oil on linen
size: 210 x 110cm
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Lady Birds
Mixed Media on Linen
size: 101 x 87 cm
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Study For Untitled 2
Oil on Linen
size: 50 x 56 cm
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Three Birds
Oil on Linen
size: 50 x 56 cm
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Untitled 1
Oil on Linen
size: 120 x 110 cm
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Untitled 2
Oil on Linen
size: 50 x 56 cm
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Tits
Oil on Linen
size: 56 x 60 cm
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Untitled 3
Oil on Linen
size: 71 x 76 cm
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Blue Split
Oil on Linen
size: 140 x 150 cm
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Dragon
Oil on Linen
size: 30 x 35 cm
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Great Tits
Oil on Linen
size: 45 x 50 cm
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