Sara Berman


Sara Berman (b.1975) lives and works in London; she completed her MFA at Slade School of Art, UCL in June 2016 where she was awarded a distinction and the Audrey Wykeham prize for painting.

Previously Berman worked as a fashion designer and consultant. After studying fashion design at Central Saint Martins, she founded her eponymous fashion brand and worked as a design consultant to a variety of fashion and design companies. A long and deeply held interest in the conversation between design, commerce and identity informs her artistic practice.

1995-1999  BA Fashion Design, Central Saint Martin’s, London

1999-2014  Founder and Director of fashion label

2014-2016  MFA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, UCL,  London  (Audrey Wykham Painting Prize)


2014  Mall Galleries Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London.
2013  Eleven Gallery Christmas Salon, London
2015  BP portrait prize at National Portrait Gallery, London
2015  Slade Interim Show, London
2015  Sluice Art fair with Transition Gallery
2015  Symposium for Drawing BAK Museum Utrecht
2015  ‘Imagine’ at London Newcastle Project Space
2016 ‘Names’ show Transition Gallery, London
2016  Slade Graduate Show, London
2016  ‘topophobophilia’ Gallery 46
2017   Young Gods at Charlie Smith Gallery, London
2017   Dark Wood at Transition Gallery curated by Henry Hussey, London
2017   Solo show at Galerie Huit Hong Kong
2017   Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2017   Sluice Biennale with Transition Gallery
2017   Sluice Biennale with Paint Britain
2018  ‘Solitaire’ two person show at Sapar Contemporary, NYC
2018  Solo show, Anat Ebgi gallery, LA


"Fashion Designer to a Painter, Sara Berman draws from a different perspective" (Part)

May. 26, 2017

Source: Hong Kong Commercial Daily(Translation)

‘Big Cactus, Little Cactus’ consists of new paintings, including three triptychs, a pair of single paintings, and ink drawings. A triptych painting with the same title as the exhibition is hanging on a main wall near the entrance. The painting is composed of two separate narratives, conjoined and treated like film stills that run in consecutive order. On the left is a huge cactus, the right is the scene of an interior, someone is sitting on the eye-catching Arne Jacobsen egg chair to read, and a cactus is placed in a corner of the living room.

Take a closer look, the cactus in the living room is actually the same cactus on the left! Same vase, same structure, why has it become a small cactus on the other side? Sara said, “This is about exploring things from a different angle, when you see things without comparison, you might see it differently, just like this cactus in the living room.”

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Photo of  Sara Berman  at the "Between Community and Commerce" Opening

Photo of Sara Berman at the "Between Community and Commerce" Opening

Sara Berman: Between Community and Commerce Exhibition
10 Times Square, New York | July 11 - September 4, 2018
2018 © ZAZ10TS, photo by Zdravko Cota