Award winning artist Sarah Gwyer was born in Gloucestershire in 1985 and now lives and works in the Cotswolds. Primarily using stitch her practice draws together influences from pop artists Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist through to contemporary artists Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.
After studying Fine Art in Cardiff, Gwyer headed straight to London to study a Masters in Printmaking at the University of the Arts, London. Having always been a bit of a Magpie she started stitching beads on to her prints and soon the stitched elements took over. By the time of her graduate show she was exhibiting simultaneously in London and New York.
Gwyer's work reflects on the themes of celebrity, consumerism and commercialism, using well known faces and pop imagery. She pushes embroidery to new audiences ensuring textile art is appreciated as the fine art form it is.