Sara Anstis (b. 1991, Stockholm) is an artist based in London who uses sensuous soft pastels and paint to build fantasy worlds at a remove from heteronormative patriarchy, yet strikingly transformative of it. The predominant concepts that her works explore are “subjectivity, Eros, Thanatos, humour, personal mythologies, misunderstandings and (mis)anthropomorphisms.” These themes are woven together in her images and installations alongside a plethora of otherworldly elements - strange creatures, surreal landscapes and plants - by which her feminine figures lay claim to desire, for better or for worse. She received her BFA in Studio Art and Sociology at Concordia University (Montreal, CA) in 2013 and an MFA in Fine Art from Valand Academy (Gothenburg, SE) in 2016. In 2018, she completed the Drawing Year Postgraduate Programme at the Royal Drawing School (London, UK). Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include: Comings and Goings, Fabian Lang, Zurich (2020); Discrete, Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg (2020); and Slip spill, 650mAh, Hove/Brighton (2019). Recent group exhibitions include: I WANT TO FEEL ALIVE AGAIN, Lyles & King, New York (2020); Gestures of Comfort, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montréal (2019); and Palazzo Monti x The Great Women Artists Residency, Palazzo Monti, Brescia (2019).