Sarah Pickstone was born in Manchester. She lives and works in London.
News Talks & Lectures
Appointed Trustee of the John Moores Painting Prize Trust 2021
Women’s Lockdown art – exhibition in aid of Women and Health charity, Zabludovicz Collection November 2020
Creative Conversations: online studio discussion with Claudia Tobin and Mark Cazalet – Royal Drawing School. July 2020
Bath Spa University – Artist talk June 2020
Chair of SMC Cubitt Artists 2019
St John’s College Oxford - Artist talk November 2019.
New Hall Collection Artist talk - Oxford and Cambridge Club, Pall Mall. September 2019.
Process: Sarah Pickstone interview with Mark Hampson – RA magazine Spring 2019.
Sarah Pickstone Artist talk – Royal Drawing School London October 2018.
Sarah Pickstone in conversation with Bob and Roberta Smith – Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly London W1, October 31st, 2018.
My Art Agenda: Interview with Sarah Pickstone – RA Magazine Autumn 2018.
Engaging the Female Gaze in Visual Art and Poetry – A panel discussion with Bidisha, Sarah Pickstone, Isobel Dixon and Vera Iliatova part of Poetry London, A.P.T. Gallery, June 2018.
A Contemporary Enlightenment – Joint paper given with Tania Moore as part of Contemporary Histories AAH Conference, Courtauld Institute and Kings College London, April 5th 2018.
In Conversation with poet and performer Rommi Smith – Royal Academy of Arts, March 3rd, 2018.
Artist Talk - Turps Banana Painting School, 2018
Sarah Pickstone Artist’s Talk – Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London, June 5th, 2018.
Sarah Pickstone in conversation – with Melissa Blanchflower from the Serpentine Gallery, Paul Hobson, director, Modern Art Oxford and Judith Carlton director CGP, London, June 2017.
Paint Club East Artist talk – First Site Colchester, April 2016.
John Moores Painting Prize – Juror in Shanghai for the John Moores Painting Prize China, February 2016.
Not Waving But Drawing – Paper & Artist Talk. Part of We All Have These Thoughts Sometimes – Conference on the work of Stevie Smith, Jesus College Oxford, March 2016.
Prizes and Awards
John Moores Painting Prize, First Prize winner, 2012
John Moores Painting Prize, Winner, 2004
The Rome Scholarship in Painting, 1991-1992.
Selected shows include:
Fully Awake Group show Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art Manchester 2020
Freeze-frame Fast-forward Group show Koppel Project November 2019
How Small a Thought Group show Marine Drive Margate September - October 2019
Allegory of Painting Commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts as part of RA250 two- part painting installation, Burlington house Hallway and Ramp Space, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly London September 5th 2018 until August, 2019. Read more...
Joy Revision Group Show Galerie Simpson, Swansea, curated by Jane Simpson with Angela de la Cruz, Andreas Ruthi, Anne Ryan and Stephen Snoddy August 4th – October 6th, 2018
Slatterns Group Show curated by Kathryn Maris for Poetry London, A.P.T. Gallery Deptford London, June 2018 With Ellen Gallagher, Vera Iliatov, Angela Dufresne, Sunny Kim and Niamh Riordan
Picturing Women Work from the Yorkshire Museum’s collection, Mercer Gallery, Yorkshire January - June, 2018
John Moores Prize Winners on Display Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2018
Other Stories Solo show at CGP, London, curated by Judith Carlton, June, 2017
It's Your Birthday Darbyshire, London, Group Show Cubitt Artists N1, 2017
Royal Drawing School Christie's Rockerfeller Center, New York, 2016
The Rehearsal Solo Exhibition, curated by Lara Goodband, Mercer Art Gallery, Yorkshire, 2015
John Moores China Museum of the Himalayas, Shanghai, 2014
(detail) H-Project Space, Bangkok, June/July, 2014
(detail) Transition Gallery, London, September/October, 2014
Royal Academy Summer Show invited artist, 2014
Intonazione Eremo di S Caterina, Isola d’Elba, 2014
Dirty Pop, & Model Leeds, 2013
The Writers Series Solo exhibition, NewArtCentre. Roche Court, 2013
New Works at the Walker Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2013 - 2014
Let the World Slip Lion and Lamb Gallery London, November, 2012
John Moores 2012 First Prizewinner, Liverpool, 2012
Layers Group show curated by I-MYU Projects, Seongnam Art Centre, Korea, 2010
Double Interview I-MYU Projects and Seoul Art Space, Korea, 2010
Irony and Gesture Group Show with Charles Avery, David Batchelor, Sam Buxton, Richard Hamilton, David Mach, Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigly, Simon Patterson, Gary Webb, Richard Woods. Curated by Jiyoon Lee, Kukje Gallery, Seoul Korea, 2008
Sarah and Simon Platform, London, 2006
Morpho Eugenia Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, San Marino, Italy, 2005
Marino Italy, 2005
Park Life Clifford Chance, London, 2005
John Moores 23 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool - Prizewinner, 2004
The Park Solo Show, Platform, London, 2004
Hortulus Animae Eremo di S Caterina, Isola d'Elba, Italy, 2002
See Documentation for press and catalogues
The Royal Academy of Arts
Societe Generale UK Art Collection
The Walker Art Gallery National Museums of Liverpool
The Mercer Art Gallery collection – Yorkshire Museums
British School at Rome
Teaching is an intrinsic part of my practice:
2019 – current Mentor Turps Banana Painting School: On site programme, Offsite programme, Correspondence Course
2015 – current Senior faculty Royal Drawing School
2019 – Appointment to RDS Academic Board, Liverpool John Moores University
Ways of Drawing: Artists’ Perspectives and Practices Royal Drawing School Thames and Hudson 2019
Interview with Inside AWA ( Advancing Women Artists in Florence) October 2019
Poetry Review 105:4 Winter 2015
Drawing and Painting Editor Kate Wilson, Thames and Hudson, 2015
Park Notes: An anthology of Art & Writing From a London Park - Paintings by Sarah Pickstone. Contributors; Writing from; Marina Warner, Ali Smith, Iain Sinclair, Amanda Coe, Lara Feigel, Emily Rhodes, Craig Taylor, Olivia Laing, Jackie Kay & Paul Hobson. Artists; Fiona Banner, Michael Landy, Laura Braun, Stephen Gill, John Stezaker & Patti Smith, 2014
The Beholder - by Ali Smith, mages by Sarah Pickstone. Published by Atlantis Books, 2013
Artful - by Ali Smith, images by Sarah Pickstone. Published by Hamish Hamilton, 2012
The Triumph of Painting - The Saatchi Gallery. Published by Jonathan Cape, 2005
Scholarship: Rome Scholarship in Painting 1991 - 1992
Postgraduate: Royal Academy of Art 1988-1991
Undergraduate : University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1983-1987