Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Sara Berman

Sara Berman  (b. 1975, UK) received a BA in Fashion Design from Central Saint Martins in 1999 after which she founded and ran her eponymous fashion brand for 15 years. In 2016 Sara Berman graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art with a MFA in Painting.

Berman’s background in fashion influenced her visual arts practice through the use of various textures, layers, mathematical geometry, pattern and materiality. In her work Berman examines how people see and define themselves through the relationships with their clothes, belongings and the spaces they occupy. The character in Sara Berman’s work is inspired by the trope of the female Harlequin in her ascribed role of the Trickster Whore. Through this character Berman explores space and the role of the feminine within it.

Solo Exhibitions include (Upcoming) Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin (2024); (Upcoming) No Visible Means of Support, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, USA (2023); The Armory Show NYC, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, New York (2022); Taking Space, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2021); Double Ententre, Anat Ebgi, LA  (2018); Between Community and commerce, Site specific installation ZAZ10TS Time Square, NYC (2018); Matter Out Of Place, 93 Baker St. London, Frieze (2018) and Big Cactus Little Cactus, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong (2017)

Sara Berman Kiss Me. I Dare You, 2023 Oil on linen 100 x 100 cm 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. Image courtesy of the artist Sara Berman / Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery. 
Sara Berman Cowgirls, 2022 Oil on linen 200 x 200 cm 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 in. Image courtesy of the artist Sara Berman / Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery. 
Sara Berman What Part Of NO Don’t You Understand, 2023 Oil on Linen 200 x 200 cm 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 in. Image courtesy of the artist Sara Berman / Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery. 
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