Sarah Casey is an artist and researcher. She makes works with paper that test the limits of visibility and material existence. This practice reflects a fascination with the unseen, untouchable and unspoken.
Over the past decade she has taken her practice to a range of challenging environments, working alongside archaeologists, medical practitioners, cosmologists and conservators to see what the activity of drawing may share with these other practices that must negotiate the delicate to reveal the unseen.
Drawing – be it on paper, with objects or in space – is a means of exploring what it means to see, touch and feel experiences on the edge of our grasp. This has ranged from items of a dress collection which have been hidden away out of sight to cosmological exotica at the outer reaches of our universe. She is currently developing work in response to the precarious context of objects emerging from glacial melt.
She initially studied History of Art with History and Philosophy of Science before retraining through postgraduate study in Fine Art. She was Visiting Research Fellow at the Henry Moore Institute (2021) and Professor in Fine Art and its Histories at Lancaster University, UK.She lives and works in Lancaster and Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.