Jemima Sara

“A lot of the things that I want to say come out when I am making art and that is one of the reasons why I think art saved my mental health because I finally was able to express how I felt. The idea of freedom of expression and being who you want to be is very present in my work.” Read more…

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JEMIMA SARA

Jemima Sara is a mixed media artist currently undertaking her MA in Fine Art: Drawing at The University of the Arts, London. Jemima Sara's distinctive drawings and paintings have been acclaimed by the public and the press and often featured in major publications including Elle, The Evening Standard, Marie Claire, amongst others.

Choosing self-expression through art rather than speech, Jemima Sara draws her way into finding her own voice. By uniquely introducing text and a dark playfulness in her work, she invites the viewer to join her on her journey of self-enquiry. Not afraid to ask difficult questions, she uses her practice as a mirror to explore themes of the body, sexuality, childhood, and her own identity through self-representation. Under the apparent rawness of her work, Jemima Sara's creative process is a direct response to her mental health, confronting her own fears with courage or reflection.

Taking inspiration from everyday conversations, women, identity, self-observation and social media, she tells stories of becoming a woman, whilst resonating with the feminist tenets of the: personal as political. Letting her frustrations out on paper, she draws strength from freedom of speech and self-affirmation to take back control of her life and celebrate its imperfections. Through her work, Jemima Sara relentlessly deconstructs our constant search for perfection and holds the space to allow people to be themselves and feel seen and heard.

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Education | MA Fine Art: Drawing, University of the Arts London; BA Puppetry: Performance & Design, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Featured | The Evening Standard, 2020; Stylist Magazine, 2020; Marie-Claire, 2020; Daily Mail Shopping, 2020; Port Magazine, 2020; The S Magazine, 2020; Forbes, 2019; Vogue Hong Kong, 2019; Gay Times, 2019; London On The Inside, 2019; Elle UK 2019; Miller Harris, 2019; Amber Magazine, 2019; The Telegraph, 2018; GQ, 2018; The Giftware Review, 2018

Solo Exhibitions | Anxiety & Narcissism (London), 2020; Rest at Miller Harris Hong Kong (London), 2019; Frustration at TheWardrobeWorkshop x NaturalXLab (London), 2019; Anxiety & Butterfly (London), 2019; Recovery (London), 2019; Martini Ladies at The Square Gallery (London), 2017

Group Exhibitions | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama- 'Final Exhibition' (London), 2018

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