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Sarah Jane Moon

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London

Biography

About

Sarah Jane Moon is a painter who specialises in portraiture and figurative painting.

Her work explores identity, sexuality and gender presentation as well as interrogating formal painterly concerns.

She has exhibited with the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery among others. She has been a recipient of the Arts Charitable Trust Award, the Bulldog Bursary for Portraiture and in 2020 was made a candidate for membership to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Her portraiture has been featured in Time Magazine, The Guardian, Wallpaper*, Studio International and House & Garden Magazine.

Moon features in the documentary film ‘She Is Juiced’ (directed by Lois Norman) which premiered in 2017 at the Tate Britain. She has also been included in the Pride Power List, which celebrates the achievements of notable  LGBTQI+ people and is a regular supporter of Stonewall UK, Terrence Higgins Trust, Pride in London and Art for Youth.

Originally from New Zealand, Moon has lived in Japan, Malaysia, Australia and UK working in education and the arts. She has qualifications in Art Theory and Curatorial Practice from Universities in NZ and Australia as well in Portrait Painting from The Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea.

She teaches regularly at Heatherley’s and occasionally at the Mall Galleries, the Art Academy and the National Portrait Gallery, as well as running specialist classes abroad.

Exhibitions

Exhibition History

2020

Painting Lives, Projectroom2020 Online

BP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery Online

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries Online

The Family Unit, Thompson’s Galleries, London, UK

2019

Rogue Women, Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, UK

Queer Portraits, The Department Store, London, UK

Face To Face 2019: Works By BP Portrait Award Artists, Cass Art Islington, London, UK

BP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London & Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

Sarah Jane Moon at Heatherleys, The Heatherley School of Fine Art, London, UK

2018

Queer Art(ists) Now, Archive Gallery, London, UK

Portraits: Facing Others & The Self, Clifford Chance, London, UK

This Joyous Chaotic Place, Mokopopaki, Auckland, New Zealand

Threesome, New Art Projects, London & The Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2017

The Full Picture: Oxford in Portraits, Weston Library, Oxford, UK

GFEST, Menier Gallery, London, UK

Queer Art(ists) Now, Archive Gallery, London, UK

In Your Face, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, UK

2016

Beyond Margins, Menier Gallery, London, UK

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

Adam Portraiture Award, NZ Portrait Gallery, New Zealand

12 @ Menier, Menier Gallery, London, UK

2015

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

The Contemporary Portrait, Thompson’s Galleries, London, UK

The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile, London, UK

New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

Through My Eyes, Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, UK

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

Inside Portraits, Mall Galleries, London, UK

The Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards, Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi, Whakatane, New Zealand

2014

The New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London, UK

2011

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

Education

Education History
  • 2009 – 2011: Diploma in Portrait PaintingThe Heatherley School of Fine Art, London, UK
  • 2006 – 2007: BA (Hons) Visual Arts TheoryUniversity of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • 2000 – 2003: BA – Art History, English Literature, JapaneseVictoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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http://www.sarahjanemoon.com