Sarah R Key

Derbyshire, UK

 

 

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Selected Exhibitions 

2012
Where I End and You Begin, Derby Museum & Art Gallery, UK
23/06/12 – 28/10/12

2011
Museum of No Fixed Agenda, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, UK
01/10/11 – 05/11/11

2010
The Archaeology of Warren’s and Other Habitats, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, UK

2009
Walters Attic, City Gallery Leicester, UK (supported by Arts Council England)

2008
Painting in a Dialogue with the Digital, Harrington Mill Studios, UK
Grids: Painting in a Dialogue with the Digital, Doctoral Exhibition, The Gallery, LUSAD, Loughborough University, UK

2005
New Work: Joseph Wright Building, Derby, UK

Selected Exhibitions: Group

2014
Detail, H Project Space, Bangkok (curated by Andrew Bracey)
Enclosures/Elsewhere, Lion and Lamb Gallery, London

2012
Creative London (Supported by the British Council/ Space_K/ Kolon)
23/07/12 – 30/09/12 extended to coincide with the Gwangju Biennale
Space K_Seoul/ Space K Gwangju/ Space K Gwacheon, South Korea
Ostrale ’12, Dresden, Germany
13/07/12 – 16/09/12
Darkness of Light, Art Centre, Keum San Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
26/05/12 – 10/06/12
Introducing: Tarpey Gallery Mixed Show, UK
07/04/12 – 12/05/12

2011
Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London, UK
22/09/11 – 08/10/11
Through A Glass Lightly, Gocart Gallery, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
19/08/11 – 03/09/11
Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales
OPEM – Open East Midlands, The Collection, Lincoln, UK (Shortlisted for £3000 1st prize)

2010
Because I Can, The Exchange Building, Nottingham, UK (Supported by Arts Council England)
Digitalis, Gallery Oldham, UK (Supported by Arts Council England)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK
Supermarket, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

2009
Derby Open, UK (Prizewinner)
Nottingham Castle Annual Open, UK (Prizewinner)
Ostrale ’09, Direktorenvilla, Dresden, Germany
Unique Perspectives, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK

2008
One Leicester Open 20, UK (1st Prizewinner: Attenborough Prize)
Nottingham Castle Annual Open UK (Prizewinner)
Digitalis, Sekler National Museum, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania (Supported by Arts Council England)

2006
True Colour: Salisbury Playhouse Gallery, UK

2005
Derby Museum & Art Gallery, UK

2004
Derby Museum & Art Gallery, UK

2003
Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, UK

2002
Banks’ Mill Summer Show Exhibition, UK
Approaches: Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, UK

2001
Commencer: University of Derby, School of Art and Design, UK
Mission: MA Show, Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK
Emission: The Loading Bay, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, UK
BHF Bank, London, UK
Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK
Transmission: Wimbledon Library Gallery, London, UK

2000
BHF Bank, London, UK

1999
Derby Open, Derby Museum and Art Gallery , UK (First Prize, Silver Palette Winner)
Banks’ Mill Studios, Derby, UK
99 Degrees: BA Show, University of Derby, UK
Porthleven is a Quiet…: ACME Studios, Cornwall, UK

1998
Sharp Show: The Strand, Derby, UK

1997
University of Derby Purchase Prize Collection: Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK

1996
Trading Places: Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK

About the Artist

Born in Derby, 1971. Studied at the University of Derby 1995-99, Wimbledon School of Art 2000-01 and Loughborough University 2003-08. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions that include 2014; Creative London at Space_K, Seoul, Gwacheon and Gwanju in Korea, 2012; Ostrale’12, Dresden, Germany, 2012; Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, 2011; Royal Academy Summer Show, London, 2010. Her most recent solo exhibitions were Speaking in Tongues at AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent and Wealth Of Ages at Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, both in 2013. In 2011 she was shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize at Mall Galleries London. Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Staffordshire University.

 

Paintings 2014

Recent work (since 2013/14) is operating in relation to geometric abstraction. There are other suggestions and references in the work though, that point to different contextual meanings, from impossible landing strips to glacial models. Forms, with interior/ exterior dislocation and masses, made up of platforms, lines and folds – all appear unburdened by the spatial rules of gravity. Situations, places and objects that are real and imagined, appropriated and invented, find their way into the genesis of these paintings. An image in the landscape, a frame in a film or the music in the studio on any given day might also alter the shape or colour that a painting takes. Compressing ideas and forms as a means of getting from a world of experience and representation, to the plastic world of painting, is the main driver behind this working methodology.

 

Selected Publications

Iris Of A Peeping Eye: Poems inspired by art in the Heart of England. Philip Monks, Jonathan Davidson (Eds.) 2013. Birmingham Museums Trust in association with Writing West Midlands & Five Seasons Press. ISBN 978-0-9570494-2-0
Bird Songs To My Father, 2013, artist’s edition of 23, each including a unique giclée print
Creative London, 2012 (supported by the British Council, Kolon & Space K)
Ostrale 12
La Monde Diplomatique, International Edition, July 2012
Where I End And You Begin, Derby Museum & Art Gallery Publication, 2012
The Threadneedle Prize 2011
Sideshow 2010 (British Art Show) ISBN 978-0-9559581-2-0 (ACE funded)
Supermarket 2010
fringemk Annual Painting Prize, 2009
Walter’s Attic, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9554095-6-1 (ACE funded)
Ostrale ‘09, 2009
Digitalis, 2008, ISBN 978-0-901437-09-9 (ACE funded)
Grids: Painting in a Dialogue with the Digital, 2008 (PhD, Loughborough University)

 

 

Education

PhD (Painting & theory) Grids: Painting in a Dialogue with the Digital,
Loughborough University, UK, August 2008
MA Fine Art: Painting
Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK
2000 – 2001
BA (Hons) Fine Art
First Class
University of Derby, UK
1996 – 1999

 

 

 

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