Sarah Lightman

Sarah Lightman is an artist, curator and researcher who is fascinated by visual memoir.
Sarah is an award-winning artist who has been creating diary drawings of her life for 16 years. She studied at The Slade School of Art for her BA and MFA and has exhibited her work  in museums and galleries around the world including The New Hall Art Collection at the University of Cambridge, The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, Yeshiva University Museum in New York and  Oregon Jewish Museum in Portland.  Sarah’s next solo show is “The Book of Sarah” at Occupy My Time Gallery, London in May 2013.

Sarah is researching a doctorate at the University of Glasgow in Autobiography and Comics and has published her research in books, journals and newspapers. Sarah is co-curator of the critically-acclaimed touring exhibition “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” and she  is currently editing Graphic Details: The Book (McFarland 2014). Sarah is co-Director with Nicola Streeten of Laydeez do Comics, the UK’s first monthly comics forum focusing on domestic drama and the everyday. Set up in London in 2009, LDC now has branches in Bristol, Leeds, San Francisco and Chicago and has held pop-up events in New York and Toronto.



“Families” is  drawn and written by Sarah Lightman, with thanks to Conor O’Grady for film editing.