2002-2004 Masters in Painting, The Royal College of Art, London
1999-2001 Masters in Fine Art, Staffordshire University

1999- 6 months of Masters in Printmaking, Wimbledon College of Art
1993-1996 BSc. Environmental Economics, University of York, UK – (One year spent at University of Illinois, USA)


solo exhibitions

2015 Sunk Under, Jane Lombard Gallery, London

2014 Whip-poor-will, Josh Lilley Gallery, London
2012 Falling into Positions, Josh Lilley Gallery, London
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
Hands Stuffing a Mattress, Josh Lilley Gallery, London
Kyubidou Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The gallery @ Adventure Ecology, London, UK


group exhibitions
2017 Notes from the White Book, Jo Chate & Sarah Dwyer, The Perfume Factory, London
2016 Summer Mix Summer Mix, Turps Banana Gallery, London
2016 John Moores Painting Prize,
2016 ‘I shall stay stay the way I am because I do not give a damn…’ , Lombard Freid, NY
2014 New Order : British Art Today, Saatchi Gallery, London
2011 Gifted, Josh Lilley Gallery, London
2011 Fade Away (Touring exhibition), Gallery North, Newcastle
2011 Fear, Lo and Behold, Salon de Vortex, Athens
2010 Fade Away, Transition Gallery, London
2010 Regarding Painting, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin
2009 Daily Miracles, Josh Lilley Gallery, London
2007 Sarah Dwyer & Diego Sainz, Godoy, Madrid, Spain
2007 Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London
2007 Art Car Boot Fair, Truman Brewery, London
2007 Notting Heaven, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London
2006 Saudade, Highbury Studios, London.
2006 Shibboleth,  Dilston Grove, London
2006 Action Field Kodra 2006 Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece
2006 Heathen Threshold, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London
2006 People Like Us, No More Grey Gallery, London
2005 Salon, Hollow Contemporary, London
2005 Peculiar Encounters, Ec Artspace, London
2005 New London Kicks, WoosterProjects Gallery, NY
2004 Royal College of Art Final Show, London

2002 Sarah Dwyer & Cecile Armenault, The Potteries Museum, Stoke on Trent, UK

2002 Open, The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK

2001 Brampton Museum, Newcastle under Lyme, UK


curated projects

Saudade, Highbury Studios, Nov 2006,
Co-curated with Laura Green includes 15 established and emerging artists,
with national and international contributions.
Peculiar Encounters, ecArtspace, 2005.
Co-curated with Laura Green – Exhibition including 23 Artists internationally.
Elsewhere Curator, The Chambers Gallery, Barbican, London.


awards – grants and fellowships

2016 John Moores Painting Prize shortlisted artist

2007 Daiwa Foundation Travel Award

2006 Celeste Art Prize, 2006 Shortlised Artist

2004 The Sheldon Bergh Award, The Royal College of Art.
2004 The Basil Alkazzi Travel Award to New York, The Royal College of Art.
2004 Jeremy Cubitt Prize for Most Promising Painter, The Royal College of Art Bi-Annual Award.
2003 The Amlin Award for Painting, Interim Show,The Royal College of Art.
2003 The Arthur Berry Fellowship, The New Vic Theatre.