Sarah Jane Moon is a painter who specialises in portraiture and figurative painting. Her work explores identity, sexuality and gender presentation as well as interrogating formal painterly concerns.
She has exhibited with the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery among others. In 2015 she was awarded the Arts Charitable Trust Award and in 2013 the Bulldog Bursary for Portraiture.
In 2020, Moon will be exhibiting in the BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2019 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh and the Ulster Museum Belfast as well as working towards a solo show at the end of the year. Other shows in coming months include On Family at Thompsons Galleries London, Queer at the West Norwood Picture House and the Heatherleys Staff show at the Bankside Gallery.
Moon features in the documentary film ‘She Is Juiced’ (directed by Lois Norman) which premiered in 2017 at the Tate Britain. She has also been included in the Pride Power List, which celebrates
the achievements of notable LGBT people and is a regular supporter of Stonewall UK, Terrence Higgins Trust, Pride in London and Art for Youth.
Originally from New Zealand, Moon has lived in Japan, Malaysia, Australia and UK working in education and the arts. She has qualifications in Art Theory and Curatorial Practice from Universities in NZ and Australia as well in Portrait Painting from The Heatherley School of Fine Arts in Chelsea.
Sarah Jane teaches regularly at Heatherley's and occasionally at the Mall Galleries, the Art Academy and the National Portrait Gallery, as well as running specialist classes abroad.
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Photo Credit: Alison Romanczuk