United Kingdom, 1975


Sara Berman (b. 1975, UK) received a BA in Fashion Design from Central Saint Martins in 1999 after which she founded and ran her eponymous fashion brand for 15 years. In 2016 Sara Berman graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art with a MFA in Painting. Berman’s background in fashion influenced her visual arts practice through the use of various textures, layers, mathematical geometry, pattern and materiality. In her work Berman examines how people see and define themselves through the relationships with their clothes, belongings and the spaces they occupy. The character in Sara Berman’s work is inspired by the trope of the female Harlequin in her ascribed role of the Trickster Whore. Through this character Berman explores space and the role of the feminine within it.