Approved: 18.06.2015

Sarah Louise Hawkins

Artist

Approved: 18.06.2015
 

Artist Statement

 

Sarah Louise Hawkins is a Manchester-based artist interested in creating visual and spatial experiences through a language of minimalist, optical and hard-edged abstraction.

She makes intricate paintings and ink drawings exploring the numerous patterns and configurations which appear when creating and disrupting systems of shape and colour, whilst her sculpture and painted reliefs seem to stretch and flatten solid shapes within space; playing with the viewer's perception and creating a constantly changing composition within their line of sight. 

There is a symbiotic relationship between her sculptural work, paintings and drawings; they inform and inspire each other, with recurring shapes, patterns and colours appearing and transforming in a multitude and myriad of ways.

CV & Education

Education

2017 - 2018 - MA Fine Art - Manchester School of Art

2011 - 2014 - First Class (Hons) Fine Art - Leeds College of Art

Residencies

2014 - Graduate Resident Artist. The Art House, Wakefield

Prizes

2013/2014 - Graduate Artist Studio Space. East Street Arts, Leeds

 

Selected Exhibitions 

2019— Bankley Open (finalist) Bankley Gallery, Manchester, UK 

2019 - Left Bank Leeds Art Prize (finalist) - Left Bank Leeds, Leeds, UK

2019 - Training Montage - Pineapple Black Gallery - Middlesbrough, UK

2019 - Joyride - Abingdon Studios - Blackpool, UK 

2018 - Place - Under Gallery - Manchester , UK

2018 - Microtopia - Manchester School of Art - Manchester , UK

2018 - Perambulate - Manchester School of Art - Manchester , UK 

2018 - The Dream Committee - Manchester School of Art - Manchester , UK

2017 - Movement - Left Bank Leeds, Leeds, UK

2017 - Play - Bankley Gallery & Studios - Manchester, UK

2016 - Manchester Contemporary - (Birley Project Space) - Manchester, UK

2016 - Hotdesk - Earls Court Arts Hub, London, UK

2015 - Space & Place - Left Bank Leeds, Leeds, UK

2014 - Tacit Knowledge - Syracuse University, New York, USA

2014 - Free Range - The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

 2013 - Sculpture, Photography & the Index - Cooper Union School of Art, New York, USA

 2013 - Classification: Exhibition & Symposium - LCA Gallery, Blenheim Walk, Leeds, UK

 2013 - Happy Birthday, Mondrian - MEXICO Project Space, Leeds, UK

  2011 - Pump & Grind - Thwaite Mills Museum, Leeds, UK

  2010 - BSG Art Prize - Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia