Sarah Danays (nee Forrester) graduated with a Joint Honors Degree in Fine Art and Art History from Camberwell College of Arts in 1993 (now part of University of the Arts, London) and had her first solo show at the Adam Gallery, London in 1995. In 2003 she gained an MA in Textiles as Contemporary Art Practice from the Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London - where she is now considered a Gold Alumni - and later went on to study Stone Carving for Contemporary Sculptors at City & Guilds, London. In 2008 she was shortlisted in Le Prix de la Sculpture Noilly Prat as one of the UK's top five emerging sculptors. In 2010 she relocated to Los Angeles and in 2013 was awarded a scholarship by the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) with her first LA solo show opening at Robert Berman Gallery in 2014. In 2016 she was included in the 'British Invasion' at MOAH, showing the best of British artists working in LA since the 60s, spearheaded by David Hockney; in the same year 'Sarah Danays' Arms of the Portland Vase' was exhibited at the Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire, UK. She has exhibited in Europe, America and Hong Kong and her work is in collections in Europe, the US and Australia. She works out of studios in Los Angeles, California and when in Europe, Tuscany, Italy.


Studied:
BA Joint Honors in Fine Art and Art History. Camberwell College of Art. University of the Arts, London (UAL). 1990-93
MA in Textiles as Contemporary Art Practice, Art Department, Goldsmiths, University of London. 2001-03
Stone Carving for Contemporary Sculptors. City & Guilds Art College, London. 2007-08


One Person Shows:
Sarah Danays' Arms of the Portland Vase. Harley Gallery, Nottingham, UK. June/ July 2016
Golden Bough, Robert Berman Galley, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica in conjunction with MOPLA and BritWeek. April/May 2014
Angeleno Magazine feature by Maile Pingel, April 2014
Fabergé Gothic (for BritWeek in association with the Los Angeles Art Association). April 2013
Talismanic II, Art of South East Asia Show, San Francisco/NewYork. February/March 2012
Talismanic, Lotus Gallery, Texas. October 2011
Talismanic, Art of South East Asia Show, San Francisco and New York. Spring 2011
Thumbelina, Lead exhibitor for The Knitting & Stitching Show. Touring exhibition. London, Harrogate, Dublin. September 2004
Thumbelina, Goldsmiths MA Final Show installed in the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre inTextiles. Goldsmiths. June 2003
Child Crime, Adam Gallery, London. July 1995


Selected Group Shows:
'British Invasion' MOAH, California. Best of British artists working in LA since the 60s, with David Hockney. November - January 2017
Huffington Post review by John Seed, describing the work as "grim, poignant and graceful", November 2017
With Shona Nunan. La Rondine Gallery, Tuscany, Italy. July 2013
Gallery Artists Group Show. La Rondine Galley, Hong Kong. May 2013
Futuro Anteriore, Carmichael Gallery, LA (curated by Simmy Swinder). February 2012
Gem, 825 Gallery, LA. April 2012
Supersense, 825 Gallery, LA (curated by Simmy Swinder). September 2011
Chain Letter, LA, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, LA (curated by Christian Cummings & Doug Harvey). July 2011
Show Home, Manchester, UK (curated by Dawn Woolley). November 2003
Household,The Pine Gallery, Sussex, UK (curated by Peter Thomas). October 2002
Dad, inaugural group show at The Gasworks, London. 1994


Awards:
Le Prix de la Sculpture Noilly Prat 2008: shortlisted as one of the UK's top five emerging sculptors


Residencies:
Harley Studios, Harley Foundation, Welbeck, Nottingham, UK. April-June 2016.
Sculpture Symposium, inaugural Bagni di Lucca Art Festival, Italy. One of 5 internationally selected sculptors. Summer 2013


Other:
Selected as a Venice Art Walk Artist and Open Studio, Los Angeles May 2015 and 2017 (signature artist Barbara Kruger)
Selected as a Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) 'Incognito' artist, Los Angeles 2014 and 2015
Renee Pfister, Artist in Focus, October 2014
Selected as a 'Window Between Worlds' artist for the annual charity gala, Los Angeles 2013, 2014 and 2017
Selected as a 'Gold Alumni' by Goldsmiths, University of ! London. October 2013
Awarded a Los Angeles Art Association scholarship (LAAA), 2013. Curator panel nominated membership 2011
Co-founded 'Cultural Instructions', London with Godfrey Worsdale in 1993


Notable Collections:
Aya Peard, Los Angeles
Ann Knight-Schwartzman and John Schwartzman, Los Angeles
Michael Petry, artist, author and founding Director of The Museum of Installation Art, now Museum of Contemporary Art, London
Admiral Lord West and The Lady West, London






Portrait of the artist in her LA studio © Sinisha Nisevic

Golden Bough at Robert Berman Gallery, LA, 2014

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