CV/BIO

Sarah Summers is a visual artist living and working in Melbourne, Victoria.

Her studio practice is centred around painting and drawing, where she explores darkness as a space of strangeness, imagination, and growth. Informed by poetry, literature, and hours of quiet looking, Sarah paints and draws her house, garden, and local suburb – the familiar transformed by night. Her process allows for an openness of subject, so that the material can speak, and surprises can emerge.

Since graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2016, Sarah has shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions around Australia, and she was a finalist in the Len Fox Painting Award in 2019.


CV:
SARAH SUMMERS, b. 1990

EDUCATION
2016     Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Curtin University, WA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 Blue, falling and rising, A.K Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, NSW
2021     Fear not the harsh winter, Rubicon ARI, North Melbourne, VIC
2019     Evening spread against my eyes, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, VIC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 Unleashed, The Pea Green Boat Studios, Brunswick, VIC
2020     Night Shadows, A.K Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, NSW
2019     Friends and Family, Daine Singer, Fitzroy, VIC
2019     Glow, Neon Parlour, Thornbury, VIC
2019     Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Art Museum, Castlemaine, VIC
2019     The Rubicon Experiment, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne, VIC
2019     Outside In, Art, Not Apart, New Acton, ACT, curated by Chloe Mandryk
2019     50 Squared Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2018     Behind the Curtain, Coalesce ARI, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, VIC, curated by Julian Cobb
2018     Aberration, Coalesce ARI, The Burrow, Fitzroy, VIC
2018     Out of Place, Coalesce ARI, Aeso Studios, Fitzroy, VIC
2017     Between Black and White, Belconnen Artists Network, Canberra ArtWorks, ACT
2015     MERGE, RAW Canberra, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2019     Pickers Hut Artist Residency, Glaziers Bay, TAS
2019     Finalist: Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Art Museum, Castlemaine, VIC

GRANTS
2019     Small Projects Grant 2018-2019, Yarra City Arts, Yarra City Council

PUBLICATIONS
2019     Rebecca Blake, Outside In, Exhibition Essay, ANCA Art Bus, Art, Not Apart