Sarah Jane Moon

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. She has been a recipient of the Arts Charitable Trust Award, the Bulldog Bursary for Portraiture and in 2020 was made a candidate for membership to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Her work has been featured in Time Magazine, The Guardian, Wallpaper*, Studio International and House & Garden Magazine.

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 LGBTQI+ people and is a regular supporter of Stonewall UK, Terrence Higgins Trust, Pride in London and Art for Youth.

Based in London, Moon is originally from New Zealand and has lived in Japan, Malaysia and Australia. She has postgraduate qualifications in Art Theory and Curatorial Practice from Universities in NZ and Australia as well as qualifications in Portrait Painting from The Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea.

She 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.

Feature image photographer credit: Jason Ashwood

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