Sarah Grant is originally from Leeds and graduated in Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art in 2000. Since then she has exhibited regularly as a member of Glasgow Independent Studios, Trongate 103 Arts Centre.
Sarah Grant's paintings are small in scale and she creates work in series which form part of a bigger narrative. Her recent series 'Uncovered Streets' was created under the 2020/21 Lockdown and reflects the appearance of empty streets, as imagined through the classic motif of the American road trip. Her paintings are uninhabited places, carrying a sense of tension but often featuring still, open skies and a sense of quiet reflection.
A recent series of work, Monochrome (2018/19) looked at the home as a metaphor for our individual sense of self. The images are painted in a muted palette and have a timeless feel, like images in a dream, film or childhood memory. The architecture could be European or American but each images has a quiet, self contained feel like frontier towns or isolated homesteads.
Sarah has a Masters in Art Therapy and works as a fully qualified Art Therapist for the NHS in Mental Health and Addictions. She has been the Creative Lead for the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival in Renfrewshire for the last 6 years.
She has also worked as an arts lecturer for Glasgow Clyde College and for various community arts organisations such as Artlink Central, Impact Arts and Project Ability.
Love and Chaos
Selected for a group show and publication curated by The Alchemy Experiment, Glasgow Westend.
End of the Season
Artwork in BAM Glasgow as part of the Glasgow Open House Arts Festival
Postcards15/07/2021 - 08/08/2021
An exhibition of small scale landscapes from the work of 20 artists, reflecting life working under Lockdown conditions. Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Hellvi Kannungs, Gotland, Sweden.
Windows of Wonder
A Lockdown Spring exhibition of local artists in shop windows, Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow
Uncovered Streets- online curated Artists Exhibition
09/03/2020 - 01/06/2021
Online visual art project during the Covid 19 Lockdown of 2020/21, which explores the quiet beauty of empty streets. www.Instagram.com/uncovered_streets The online collection featured in Art North Magazine, Lockdown Edition, October 2020. A selection of artists will be invited to exhibit their work later in 2021.
Paisley Art Institute
25/07/2020 - 06/09/2020
Selected artist for the annual exhibition.
04/10/2019 - 25/10/2019
An exhibition of the work of four artists creating images of the urban environment and working in muted palettes. Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow.
19/07/2019 - 30/08/2019
An exhibition which explores a sense of unease in the life of suburbia. Featuring four artists work, Sinclair Neeson, Sandy Grant, Alisa Kalyanova and Sarah Grant. The Old School building, Dornoch Street, Glasgow.
02/11/2017 - 29/12/2017
An exhibition of recent work by Hugh Gillan, Sarah Grant, Peter Murray and Sheena Russell. Trongate 103 Foyer, Glasgow.
07/08/2016 - 25/09/2016
Paintings from a series based on Glasgow urban streets, as captured through the documenting lens of Google Streetview. Glasgow Project Room.
03/08/2014 - 10/08/2014
A four person group show featuring work by Sarah Grant, Sandy Grant, Melanie Scaife and Alan McFarlane. Glasgow Project Room.
A curated Christmas group show. Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Independent Studio Group Exhibitions
2000 - 2010
A curated group show. Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow
A solo show of degree show portraits and water colours. Turtle Arts Gallery, Nottingham.
Scottish Degree Show Highlights
The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
The Hungarian University of Fine Arts Group Exhibition
Arts Centre, Timisoara, Romania.