Knapp Gallery will present work by Sarah Lightman in an exhibition curated by Art History majors from the Liberal Studies programme – Davis Goldenberg, Anna Maffiuletti, Martha Moskowitz and Anya Nikolaeva.
The exhibition brings together Sarah’s unique portraiture artworks which encapsulate her individuating journey and personal search through her sitters’ identities.
Sarah Lightman is a London-based artist, curator and writer. She completed an Art Foundation course at Central St Martins, attended The Slade School of Art for her BA and MFA, where she won The Slade Prize and The Slade Life Drawing Prize, and has a PhD from University of Glasgow in women’s autobiographical comics. She has extensively published her research. Her artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally.
Her graphic memoir, The Book of Sarah, was published in 2019 and will be available to buy at the exhibition.
‘Lightman proves herself not simply an accomplished artist, but specifically an accomplished comics author. While the art world is full of excellent artists who could fill a similarly sized book with equally well-crafted drawings, few have the comics savvy to construct the sort of complex narratives and image-text relationships that Lightman achieves in The Book of Sarah.’ Chris Gavaler, Pop Matters