Sara Anstis

Sara Anstis


Sara Anstis’ images, installations and collaborative projects take shape through an intuitive exploration of desires and memories. In her soft pastel drawings, unruly primarily female figures can be found engaging in scenes of revelry or living tender moments. They inhabit landscapes built from Anstis’ imagination. In this world of their own, much of their mischievousness comes from the possibility of being caught by a look.

Sara Anstis (b. 1991, Stockholm) was raised on a small island off the Canadian west coast. Anstis received her BFA in Studio Art and Sociology at Concordia University (Montreal, CA) in 2013 and her MFA in Fine Art from Valand Academy (Gothenburg, SE) in 2016. In 2018, she completed the Drawing Year Postgraduate Programme at the Royal Drawing School (London, UK). She recently showed her work in numerous exhibitions at Bradley Ertaskiran (Montreal), Fabian Lang Gallery (Zurich), 650mAh (Brighton), HARPY Gallery (Rutherford), the Royal Palace – Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities (Stockholm).

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1991

Lives and works in London, United Kingdom