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Sarah Lightman studied at The Slade School of Art for her BA and MFA. Sarah is researching a PhD at the University of Glasgow on “Dressing Eve and other Reparative Acts in Women’s Autobiographical Comics”, and her writings have been published internationally in numerous books and journals. Sarah is co-founder and co-director, with Nicola Streeten of Laydeez do Comics the UK’s foremost comics forum, women led monthly and open to all, that focuses on autobiography and the drama of the everyday. There are now branches in London, Leeds, Glasgow, Bristol, Dublin, Birmingham, San Francisco and Chicago. Sarah co-curated numerous exhibitions including the internationally touring exhibition Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.
Food Family and Feelings
Old Dominion University, VA, USA. 2014
The Book of Sarah: A Life in Drawings and Animated Films
Supported by a Grant from the European Association for Jewish Culture (EAJC)
Occupy My Time, London. 2013
New Hall College Art Collection, Cambridge. 2009
Selected Group Exhibitions
Comixs Creatrix, 100 Women Making Comics
House of Illustration, London
JOMIX: Jewish Comic Art and Derivation
UJA-Federation of New York and Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art 2015
Jews and Cartooning
Congregation Emanu-el, San Francisco 2015
No Set Rules 2015
Ben Uri Gallery, London
Web of Water 2014
The Atrium ICCA and touring other venues in UK.
Family Line-ups: Trans:generational Encounters in Family Photography 2013
University of Bucharest.
Publicly Private, with Shelley Jordon 2011
New Media Gallery, Oranim College, Israel.
Ruth Borchard: Self Portrait Competition 2011
Kings Place Gallery, London.
The Moment of Privacy Has Passed 2010
The Usher Gallery, The Collection, Lincoln.
Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women (Co-curator) 2010-ongoing
San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum. 2010 The Koffler Centre for The Arts at The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto. 2011, Yeshiva University Museum, New York. 2011, The Jewish Community Centre, Washington DC. 2012, The Oregon Jewish Museum, Portland. 2012, Florida Jewish Museum, 2014. Space Station Sixty Five, London.2014. Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and Library, Ohio State University 2015
Diary Drawing (Curator) 2008
The Centre for Recent Drawing and Northampton University, The School of The Arts.
Bomberg’s Relevance (Curator) 2008
Ben Uri Gallery London
Whilst a student at The Slade she won numerous scholarships including The Slade Life Drawing Prize, The Slade Duveen Travel Scholarship, The Slade Sessional Prize for Excellence, The William Coldstream Sessional Prize for Excellence, A Travel and Expeditions Award from UCL, and a Post Graduate Scholarship from the British Academy. More recently her art shows and curated projects have been funded by the European Association for Jewish Culture and The David Foundation. Sarah’s book Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (McFarland 2014) was the first book on Jewish women and comics and was awarded the 2015 Will Eisner Award for Best Scholarly Work on Comics and The 2015 Susan Koppelman Prize for Best Feminist Anthology awarded by the Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association.
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