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Sara Lee predominantly works with drawing, film and print, including woodblock in the ukiyo-e tradition. Her practice involves working from site-specific landscapes, followed by extended studio-based work. Her images are a response to the ephemeral nature of landscape and question our emotional and physical relationship to an evolving environment.

She exhibits widely and her work is held in public and private collections internationally. She has written for Tate and has advised and spoken on print processes for various individuals and institutions including The Art Fund, Dulwich Picture Gallery and National Portrait Gallery.

Sara Lee trained with Master Printer Hugh Stoneman and together they developed a photogravure practice and co-published, under the imprint Print Centre Publications. Over many years she has worked closely on etching and relief print projects with Eileen Cooper RA, with whom she shares a print studio space and the imprint Blackbird Editions.

Born in Wales, she lives and works in London. She studied Fine Art at Ravensbourne and Postgraduate Printmaking at Central School.

Selected Exhibitions

2017  Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
           London Original Print Fair
with Rabley Contemporary
           26 Prints, Eames Gallery, London
           Tama Triennial, Sapporo, Japan
           London Art Fair with Rabley Contemporary
           Discovering Samuel Palmer, Eames Gallery, London
2016  Isola - In Search of Titian's Garden and the Laguna Veneta, Rabley Contemporary
           Art Miami with Rabley Contemporary, USA
           Towards Night,
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
           Surafce Cutting, Royal Academy of Arts, London
           Neo Print Prize, Bolton
           London Print Fair with Rabley Contemporary
           London Art Fair with Rabley Contemporary
           Eames Gallery, London
2015  Art Miami with Rabley Contemporary, Florida, USA
           The Sketchbook Today
, Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton (Tate Albums feature)
           Pages in Siglufjorour, Herhusio, Iceland
           National Original Print Ehibtion, Bankside, London
           Arthub Open, London (Prizewinner)            
           London Print Fair with Rabley Contemporary
           Tokyo Triennial, Tama, Tokyo, Japan
           Drawing 10, London Art Fair with Rabley Contemporary
2014  Lustre, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough
           Trace - Artists In Search of a Landscape, APT Gallery, London
           Neo Print Prize, Bolton
           Pushing Print 5 Yrs On, Margate
           Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
           Bainbridge Open, London (Guest Artist)
           London Print Fair with Rabley Contemporary and Stoney Road Press
           Ley of The Land, Rabley Contemporary, Marlborough
           Escape, Printroom, London
2013  Multiplied with Rabley Contemporary & Stoney Road Press
           Pushing Print, Margate (Prizewinner)
           Experiments With Photography, PhotoIreland Dublin
           Contemporary Print, Bainbridge Open, London
           Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
           London Print Fair with Stoney Road Press
           Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
2012  Multiplied, Christies. London, with Rabley Contemporary
           Peninsula, Stoneman Gallery, Penzance
           Bite, Mall Galleries, London
           British Printmaking, Japan
           Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
           Drawn to Nature, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough
           London Print Fair
           Brook Gallery, Budleigh Salterton, Devon
           The Memory of Landscape, No Format Gallery, London
2011  Print Now, Bearspace, London
           Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
           Bainbridge Open, London
           Bite, Mall Galleries, London
           Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
           Print, Stoneman Gallery, Penzance
           Printroom, London
           Japanese Print Show, Brook Gallery, Devon
2010  Stoneman Gallery, Penzance
           Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
           Originals, Mall Galleries, London (Prizewinner)
2009  Confluence, Stoneman Gallery, Penzance
           Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
           Confluence, APT Gallery, London
           Edward Alleyns Building, Inaugural exhibition, London
           Originals, Mall Galleries, London
2008  Blackbird Editions Annual Show, London
           Royal Academy Summer Exhibition


Rabley Venice Travel Residency 2015
Alayrac Artist Residency 2014
Artist-in-Residence - Rabley Drawing Centre 2013
The Peninsula Project - Stoneman Gallery, Cornwall 2011-2012
Brisons Veor- Cornwall 2011 & 2012
Dance Down River - Grand Canyon, USA 2009


Tama University Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Golder-Thompson Collection


Ley of the Land - publication following Rabley Residency, 2016
At Every Turn - text contribution to Eileen Cooper - Between The Lines, 2015
Ley of the Land - text to accompany the exhibition and residency 2014
Sketch Catalogue contribution Rabley Drawing Centre 2013
Glossary for Contemporary Art in Print, Paragon Press 2012
Penninsula - publication to accompany The Peninsula Project 2011-2012
Originals Catalogue, feature, 2010
Art Quarterly article on The Art Fund Hugh Stoneman Archive  March 2009
Catalogue essay for Hugh Stoneman, Master Printer, Tate St Ives  2008
Glossary for Hugh Stoneman, Master Printer, Tate St Ives  2008

Sara Lee
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