Sara Berman

Ladybird Study

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Year 2023
Medium Pen on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm

About the work

This piece is a study for a painting called Ladybird and is based on the children’s nursery rhyme:

Ladybird, ladybird fly away home,

Your house is on fire,

Your children shall burn!

My work focuses on the role of the woman within society, and this rhyme speaks to my particular fears as a mother and as a person who has chosen to exit the heteronormative family structure.

Career Highlights


Berman’s work can be found in the collection of The House of KOKO, London; The Poort Visser collection, Netherlands; The Maison Estelle, London, UK; The RO2 Art Collection and the Montparnasse collection, Canada. Sara continues to be involved in the Hospital Room projects in London and was part of the exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, London with Hospital Rooms.

Solo exhibitions include: (upcoming) Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin, Germany;  (upcoming) Vielmetter Los Angeles Gallery, Los Angeles, USA; No Visible Mean of Support, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Palm Beach, Miami, USA, (2024); The Armory Show NYC, Kristin Hjellegerde Gallery, New York, US, (2022); Taking Space, Kristin Hjellegerde Gallery, London, UK, (2021); Double Ententre, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, USA; Between Community and commerce, Site specific installation ZAZ10TS Time Square, New York, USA, (2018); Matter Out Of Place, Frieze, London, (2018).

Group exhibitions include:The Body Electric, Larsen Warner, Stockholm, Sweden, (2024); Perpetual Portrait, Vielmetter, Los Angeles; BEACH, Nino Mier Gallery, New York; Where the Wild Roses Grow, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schlos Goerne, Germany; Royal Academy of Fine Art Summer Exhibition 2023, London, UK; Miart Art Fair, with Gallery Mimmo Scognamiglio, Milan, Italy; Eye of the Collector Art Fair, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK, (2023); Untitled Miami, Art Fair, Miami, USA; Home is where the Art is, De Kunsthal, Rotterdam, 2022; Armoured, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK; Like there is hope and I can dream of another world, Hospital Rooms in collaboration with Hauser & With, Hauser & Wirth, London, UK, (2022); Untitled Art Fair, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery booth, Miami, USA; Summer exhibition 2021, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Art + Psychiatric Intensive Care, Hospital Rooms, London, UK, (2021)


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