- suitcase pencil on paper 2009
- it's ok pencil on paper 2007
Sarah Lightman's produces diary drawings, autobiographical images and texts that form an ongoing graphic novel of her life. 'In Memoriam' is a series of A4 drawings that charts the artist's continuing examination of how drawing can be used to communicate a personal history, while reverberating with a larger audience. In an age obsessed by the intimacies of others, where private and public are no longer polarized opposites, Sarah strives to engage the viewer not through self-promoting bombast but through a subtle examination of community, family, relationships and self. Whilst she is the central figure in the unfolding narrative, her work predominately focuses on her relationship with others, with objects increasingly substituting for portraits and scenes. These isolated objects are full of emotional resonance, and convey sadness and loss but also optimism for the future.
2009- ongoing PhD, University of Glasgow. 'Autobiography in Comics'.
1999-2001 MFA Painting, Slade School of Art, University College London (UCL)
1995-1999 BA Hons. Slade School of Art (Media / Painting)
1993-1994 Art Foundation Course, Central St Martins School of Art, London
Recent Solo Exhibitions
0ct/ Nov 2009 Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.
for more information see www.sarahlightman.com
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