Award-winning British artist Sarah Emily Porter works from her East London studio where she explores colour and the historical context of painting.

By pouring and manipulating paint on tilting structures, she creates a dialogue between art and science as the paint ebbs and flows in a single linear stroke under the force of gravity. Through this method of painting, she removes the artist from the gesture and emotion of painting, highlighting instead the complexity of colour and the intricacies of her materials. She has also created a series of installations and sculptures that explore colour, composition and form.


Qualifications

Chelsea College of Arts, UAL
Distinction, Graduate Diploma in Fine Art September 2015 – June 2016

The Slade School of Art, UCL
Summer Foundation in Fine Art July – September 2014

Durham University, University College
2:1 BA Hons, History (specialising in architectural history)


One Hundred and Eighty Nine to Forty Five | Haru Gallery, London | 21 February - 5 July 2019

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


Group Exhibitions

LFA City Showcase | The City Centre, London | 20 May 2019 - 27 July 2019

The National Sculpture Prize | Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, North Devon | 20 May 2018 - May 2019

Summer Show | Walthamstow Village Window Gallery | 20 July - 16 September 2018

New Artist Fair 2018 | Truman Brewery, London | 14 - 16 September 2018

Artrooms Roma | Church Palace Hotel, Rome | 2 - 4 March 2018

The Other Art Fair | Victoria House, London | 22 - 24 March 2018

Little Big E10 Art Fair | Norlington Road Studios, East London | 1 July - 9 July 2017

Three100 | No Format Gallery, Deptford | 22 March – 30 April 2017

Chance & happenstance | room. South London | 4-9 April 2017

CHROMA: Green Issue | Art Hub Gallery, Deptford | 11-13 November 2016

FLOCK 2016 | GX Gallery, London | 2 August - 3 September 2016 (Painting performances 13, 20 and 27 August)

Punctum Gallery | London | June 2016

Offsite | Safe House 1, London | May 2016

Borrow | The Morgue, London | February 2016

Interim | The Cookhouse Gallery, London | February 2016

Slade Summer Exhibition | Woburn Place, London | September 2014


London Festival of Architecture City Benches Competition, 2019 (Winner)

Richard Seager Annual Arts Award, 2019 (Winner)

Signature Art Prize, 2018 (Shortlisted)

Broomhill National Sculpture Prize, 2018 (Winner - Judge’s Prize)

The Griffin Gallery Project Residency, May 2018

The Jackson’s Open Painting Prize, 2018 (Shortlisted)

The Annex Collection Acquisition Award, 2016 (Shortlisted)

Awards and residencies


Global Council, 2019

New Dawn Risk, 2019

Westminster Gardens, 2017

Ascent Underwriting, 2016

LEWIS, 2016

Frontier Economics, 2016

The Earth Education Project, 2014

Various private collections in London, Paris and Australia.

Commissions and collection


Kumpabana, Project Funding, 2016

Student/Staff Collaboration Fund, Project Funding, 2015

The South Square Trust, Scholarship, 2015

The Eaton Fund, Grant, 2015

Project funding, scholarships and grants


Wallpaper* - Eccentric benches sit pretty during London Festival of Architecture | 4 June 2019

Timeout London - Canary Wharf Pianos | 25 March 2019

Architects Journal - Five design teams chosen in city benches contest | 25 March 2019

London Festival of Architecture - LFA and Cheapside Business Alliance announce winners of second edition of ‘City Benches’ design competition | 22 March 2019

Artrooms Roma - Sarah Emily Porter finalist for National Sculpture Park Prize | 4 May 2018

Press and Publications


Talks

London Festival of Architecture Pecha Kucha | The City Centre, London | 26 July 2019

Chromophobia | Art Hub Gallery, Deptford | 13 November 2016