Sarah Staton was born in 1971. She lives and works in London and Sheffield.
Notable shows include: Harold and Maude at Hanningfield Reservoir, Essex ; Folkestone Triennial (2014); New Art Gallery Walsall (2012); Crucible Theatre (2010); A Clump of Plinths for the Lowry Gallery, Salford (2009); How They Met, a collaborative exhibition created with artist Josephine Pryde in Vienna; The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition; Guinevere’s Pavilion; Artisan Apartments; Shucks, Sucks, Sticks, Stacks, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2008); In situ ex situ at Mount Stuart, Scotland Sheffield Sevenstone (2007); kissingcousins at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2006); Daddy POP at Ann Faggionato, London (2004). Staton has also worked with the British Council on a number of exhibitions, notably on exhibition design and curation of 'Multiplication' which travelled through Europe, the Balkan region and South America in 2006. In 2002 Staton was awarded the Henry Moore Sculpture Fellow at Sheffield Hallam before going on to receive the Arts Foundation Sculpture Prize in January 2008. She also sits on the board of S1 Artspace, Sheffield.
As a painter and sculptor, Staton's art moves fluidly between two and three dimensions. Her inventive use of form and material embraces and disrupts familiar conventions of visual grammar. For example, her recent exhibition 'Shucks, Sucks, Sticks, Stacks' at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2008) included stacked sculptures fabricated from wood that occupied a zone between sculpture and furniture. Staton's multifaceted artistic practice sees her drawing inspiration from graphic designers, furniture designers, architects, and cultural critics with whom she works frequently. As such, she has been involved in number of collaborative projects with architects, one of which saw her selected to commission a number of works for the newly refurbished Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. She is also working closely with architectural practice, Hawkins Brown, on designs for Hammerson's development in Sheffield and Future/Cities have short-listed her for a cladding commission in Cambridge.