Sarah Navasse is an artist from Paris France recently settled in Austin whose work constantly pushes the medium of drawing. At the heart of her practice is an interest for the human figure and body language, with the conviction that drawing living beings inevitably brings us back to issues of the world we live in. Conscious of the long history of figuration, she builds images between apparition and disappearance, mixing historical references to particular moments of the intimate ordinary life, thus renewing ancient tales with a sense of constant shift and displacement.
She earned a double masters in Art History at the Sorbonne and an MFA in studio practice from American University in DC. Her work has been shown across Europe in different art fairs (Estampa in Madrid, Lux Art fair in Luxemburg, Ddessin in Paris) and institutions (Musée Dobrée in Nantes, Paris Town Hall, Institut de France in Paris, Chateau des Bouillants in Dammaty-les-Lys…), and particularly in France where she currently works with several galleries, including the Galerie Vachet-Delmas, specialized in contemporary drawing. She was named member of the French Academy in Madrid in 2014-2015 and was a resident at the Casa de Velazquez. She was nominated for the “Prix de peinture Antoine Marin” in 2016, and has been recipient of several awards, including the drawing prize by the French Academy of the Arts (Prix David Weill) in 2018.