Biography

Dartmoor based artist Sarah Hoskins, was born in Kent and grew up in the South West of England. In 1996 she graduated from Wimbledon School of Art, then completed a Post Graduate diploma at the Cyprus College of Art in 2002. Since then she has exhibited widely throughout the UK, and internationally. In 2010 she returned to Cyprus initially as a resident artist at the Cyprus College of Art, and was made their Head of Foundation until December 2012.


Artist Statement

In Sarah Hoskins' abstract work there is an often complex interplay between colours, curves, angles, scale, orientation, and spatial push and pull.

"My process involves risk and unpredictability. It’s like a game with limited moves where each component asserts an identity. A crucial point comes when the picture seems impossibly disparate and chaotic, from then on my task is to solve it like a puzzle.

The satisfaction is bringing it all together; finding relationships that create a whole."


CV



Group Shows


2017 'Green Hill Open' Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead

2016 'Dartmoor Open' Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead

2015 'Open Drawing Competition Exhibition' The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington

2015 'Slow Abstraction' (Plymouth Art Weekender), Plymouth School of Creative Arts, Plymouth

2015 'DOS' Steel Yard Arts, Crediton

2015 'Finding Form' The Square Club, Bristol

2014 'THG Open Exhibition' Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton

2014 'Works on Paper' Artspace@57, Ashburton

2013 'DOS' Lees Barn, Belstone

2011 ‘From Here and There’ D5 Drawing Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2011 ‘Romantic Cyprus’ Avenue Gallery, Northampton

2009 ‘Roots And Shoots Charity Auction’ Roots And Shoots Learning Centre, Lambeth, London

2007 ‘Midwinter Show’ Gallery 86, Crediton

2007 ‘Devon Artworks 2007’ Gallery 86, Crediton

2006 ‘The Power Of Three’ Rostra Gallery, Bath

2005 ‘Summer Exhibition’ Rostra Gallery, Bath

2005 ‘New Start’ Rostra Gallery, Bath

2005 ‘Affordable Art Fair’ Represented by Gallery One, Bristol

2004 ‘Paws For Thought’ Gallery One, Barnes, London

2004 ‘Christmas Open Studio’ 2 The Shrubbery, Topsham, Exeter

2004 ‘On The Wall’ Olympia Grand Hall, London

2004 ‘The Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair 2004’ Candid Arts Trust, Islington, London

2004 ‘Inaugural Exhibition Group show’ Art House Gallery, San Jose, California

2002 ‘End Of Year Show’ Morfi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus

1999 ‘Christmas Show’ Sui Generis, Cheltenham



Solo Shows


2012 'New Foundations' Cornaro Institute, Larnaka, Cyprus

2008 'Patterns and Portraits' Gallery 86, Crediton, Devon

2005 'Wake Up Singing' Touring Exhibition: Tower Arts Centre; Winchester, Forest Arts Centre; New Milton

2002 'Cyprus Return' Walcot Street Chapel, Bath

2002 'Lying With The Birds' Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Cyprus


Artist Residencies


Cyprus College of Art

January – August 2010

Larnaka, Cyprus

www.artcyprus.org


Sanskriti Foundation

February 2007

New Delhi, India

www.sanskritifoundation.org



Open Studios


Gallery86: Artists’ Co-operative Gallery

September 2007 – August 2009

Crediton, Devon


The Old Customs House

November 2002 - July 2004

Topsham, Exeter, Devon

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