PAST EXHIBITIONS

SOLO & DUO EXHIBITIONS

Solo Ceramic, Bircham Gallery, Norfolk October 2017
Drawn To Make, Solo Show New Craftsman Gallery St Ives April 2017
Foreign Lands, Denise Yapp Contemporary, Monmouth, June 2016
Hallowed Ground, David Simon Contemporary, Bath, November 2015
Kriki-Ritual, Rize Gallery, Amsterdam, March 2015
Romancing Nature, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, September 2014
Hardy House Gallery, Box, December, 2013
Solo Show, New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, May-July, 2013
Quest Gallery, Bath, December 2012
Members Solo Show, Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey, , May 2012
Solo Ceramic, Cartshed Gallery, Shaftesbury, Sept 2011
Landscape, Corsham Court Gallery (BSU), March 2010

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2017

RWA 165th Open Exhibition, Bristol, September
This Is What Clay Can do:A Meditation, Cavin-Morris Gallery New York, June
Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition, Bath, May
'Ground' , Andelli Art, Wells, March
London Art Fair, with Edgar Modern January

2016

Edgar Modern, Bath, Carl Melegari exhibition October
Affordable Art Fair Battersea,London, REN Fine Art October
RWA 164 Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, October
'From Where I'm Standing' Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, September
'Earth Skin' Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, September
Denise Yapp Contemporary, Monmouth, June
Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington MD, June
Highgate Gallery, London, June
Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock, May
Suspended Fruit, C4RD Centre for Recent Drawing, London, March
Women in Art, Wall Projects 1, Montrose, Scotland, March
McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Godalming, Surrey, March
Inside Out - Bursary Exhibition,  Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, Wiltshire, January

2015

Flux Exhibition, Grays Art Gallery, RCA Galleries, London, December
Sculpture For Furniture with Michael Pennie, Salisbury Arts Centre, September
Enflamed, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York,, June
Bath Society of Artists 110th Exhibition, June
Land Tracks, Wine Street Gallery, June
Still Life & Ceramics, Robert Fogell Gallery, June
Denise Yapp Contemporary, May
Flux Exhibition, Grays Art Gallery, London, February
Small Works, David Simon Contemporary, Bath, January 

2014

Rize Art Gallery, Amsterdam, November
Contemporary Sculpture, Medici Gallery, London, November
Elementals: Women Sculpting Animism, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, November
Field Of Vision, David Simon Contemporary, Bath, October
Summer Exhibition, Medici Gallery, London, July
SWA Mall Gallery, London, June
Cornwall's Influence on the Modernist Tradition, Medici Gallery, London, April
Praisesongs for the Numinous: New Sculpture, Cavin-Morris Gallery New York, March
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, March 

2013

Wine Street Gallery, November
Panzer Trotman Fine Art, November
Denise Yapp Contemporary, October
Art In Clay, Hatfield House, July
Hospitality, Bath Abbey, June
The Russell Cotes Museum with The Arthouse Gallery, June
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, with Bowlish Contemporary Gallery, June
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, with Bowlish Contemporary Gallery, March

2012

Autumn Show, Bircham Gallery Norfolk,, October          
Gallery 28, Cork Street, with the Katharine House Gallery, October          
Threadneedle Prize Exhibition,  Mall Galleries, September
Art In Clay, Hatfield House, August
Hilton Fine Art, Bath, June

2011

Open Show, Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, October
Ceramics- Nine Artists at Corsham, Corsham Court Gallery (BSU), September
Art in Clay, Hatfield House, July
Open Show, Black Swan, Frome, May
Group Show with Calne Artists, Bowood House, Wiltshire, April

2010

Gallery 27, Cork Street, with Katharine House Gallery and Askew Art, December
Open Show, Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, October          
Group Show, Calne Arts Festival, October
Katharine House Gallery, Marlborough, September          
Bradford On Avon Arts Festival - Sculpture Garden 'Tribe', September          
Central Gallery Malvern, Bertram Enterprises, May

2009

Milsom Place, Bath with Mirka Golden-Hann (BSU), November
MA Degree Show (BSU) Sion Hill Bath, September

 

Curator of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery: Sophie Cummings

"Sarah Purvey’creates powerful, sculptural ceramics which combine monumentality and subtlety to unique effect. Her explorations of form, tonality and the possibilities of clay resolve themselves in large, engaging and instinctive vessels.
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to have recently acquired ‘Witnessed’ to join our permanent collection of modern British art.
This work encapsulates Purvey’s increasingly confident use of mark making to create ceramics which nod strongly towards Purvey’s drawing practice. It also shows her ability to create vessels with commanding gallery presence and a subtlety that invites multiple viewings." December 2016.

BIOGRAPHY

Sarah Purvey has had solo exhibitions in St Ives, Amsterdam and Bath and has shown widely in group exhibitions including New York and London. Purvey's work featured in the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition 2012, The Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries London and The Bath Society of Artists at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath. Her work is represented by galleries both nationally and internationally.

Purvey completed an MA in ceramics at Bath Spa University in 2009 having completed her BA twenty years previously in 1991.

STATEMENT

Drawing allows me to speak in my own language whether it's on paper or clay. I draw from whats around me pulling on emotional and physical connections to time and landscape.
Drawing for me is all about that moment, that connection, that place that just allows me to be.

QUALIFICATIONS

2009  MA Ceramics, Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University
1991    BA Ceramics, Bath College of Higher Education
1988    BTec Ceramics, Plymouth College of Art and Design

COLLECTIONS

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Corsham Court, Bath Spa University
Michael Portillo
Private collections in USA, Japan & Europe

AWARDS

2010, First Prize Awarded by the juried panel at the Corsham Pound Arts Open, October

REPRESENTATION

International 

Cavin-Morris Gallery, Chelsea, New York,  USA  
Works on paper with Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, USA
Rize Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

UK

London and the South East

 McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Godalming, Surey
Highgate Contemporary Art, London

The South West

New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall  

Cheshire

Blackmore Gallery, 29 The Cross,Lym, Cheshire

Norfolk
Bircham gallery, Holt, Norfolk

Wales

Denise Yapp Contemporary Gallery, Monmouthshire

Scotland

Wall Projects, Montrose, Angus