SARA FLYNN

Sara Flynn - ceramic exhibition 2021 - porcelain - contemporary ceramic gallery - exhibition 2021 - french ceramic gallery

Sara Flynn Flection Vessel n°19 – Flection Vessel n°3 – Flection Vessel n°16

Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste is pleased to represent the famous Irish artist Sara Flynn in France.

Known for her sculptural forms whose elegance and mastery earned her international acclaim, and 2017 finalist of the prestigious Loewe Craft Prize, Sara Flynn is an essential reference in contemporary artistic ceramics. Her works are in many private and public collections, such as those of the Art Institute of Chicago, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, and the Devonshire Collection.

Sara Flynn works exclusively with porcelain. Her intimate connection with this material allows her to express her love of form, lines and volumes. The artist is all about lines; as if conversing with the material, she draws curves until they result in perfectly balanced constructions.

“I was incredibly lucky to count with the support of a certain number of people who believed in me and bought my artwork. The Duke of Devonshire began taking an interest in my work in the early 2010’s and has since then acquired many new pieces for the Devonshire Collection at Chatsworth House over the years. His collection of my work makes up a sort of “visual journal” that helps measure the evolution of my work. It boosts my confidence that my ceramics are featured in several great private collections such as young fashion designer Jonathan Anderson’s, for instance, or in museum collections. Today, I am no longer afraid to say that I sculpt. It is a big step forward, and I still have to improve and try to do better each time.”

Interview by Guillaume Morel, journalist & Art critic.
From the exhibition catalogue at Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, May-June 2021.

EXHIBITIONS (selected)

  • 2021
      • Sara Flynn, Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy, Yonne, France
      • Making and Momentum. Eileen Gray in conversation, Villa E-1027 Eileen Gray, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Alpes-Maritimes, France
  • 2020
      • Sara Flynn, Erskine, Hall & Coe, Londres, UK
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    Exhibition Sara Flynn with Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste in 2021

    2019

      • Sara Flynn, Sokyo Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
      • Design Miami, Floride, USA
      • Surface Matters, Design & Craft Council of lreland Portfolio « critical selection » , Dublin, Ireland
  • 2018
      • Sara Flynn, Erskine, Hall & Coe, Londres, UK
  • 2017 
      • Chance Encounters 3 – Lionel Wendt, Richard Smith, Sara Flynn, Miami Design District. Miami, Floride, USA
      • Desobedient Bodies, The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield, UK
  • 2016    
      • Sara Flynn, Erskine, Hall & Coe, Londres, UK
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    Sara Flynn exhibition in 2021 in France

    2015

      • Ontogeny, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland
  • 2014
      • Sara Flynn, Erskine, Hall & Coe, Londres, UK
  • 2012  
      • Sara Flynn, Erskine, Hall & Coe, Londres, UK

PUBLIC ACQUISITIONS & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • The Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House, Chatsworth, UK
  • Columbus State University, Georgia, USA
  • The Crafts Council, UK
  • Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
  • Département des affaires étrangères, Foreign Embassies Collection : Canberra, Australia (2005), Madrid, Spain (2007), The Hague, The Netherlands (2007) and Beijing, China (2013)
  • Sara Flynn - Galerie de l'Ancienne Poste

    Exhibition Sara Flynn in Toucy in 2021

    The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

  • The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada
  • Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland
  • Loewe Collection
  • The National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  • Office of Public Works, Farmleigh House, Dublin, Ireland
  • Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, China
  • The Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland

AWARDS & SELECTION

  • 2019                Merit Award, The Golden Fleece
  • 2017                Loewe Craft Prize finalist
  • 2016                Merit Award, The Golden Fleece
  • 2010                Winner of the Peter Brennan Pioneering Potter, Ceramics Ireland Award
  • 2006 & 2007     Travel Bursary Award by the Crafts Council of Ireland
  • 2005                Research and Development Award by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland