Sarah Ryder lives and works in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. Informed by concepts of imperfection, impermanence, and spontaneity, her process is playful and experimental, making works that hover between painting and sculpture. She gained a BA in Fine Art Painting at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, 2000, and an MFA Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, London, 2008.

Solo shows include Feet. Brain. Back Again. Galeri Caernarfon, 2022; You Never Fail Until You Stop Trying, York College Gallery, 2014. Group exhibitions include Powltis, Studio Cybi, 2021; Yellow Archangel Perceiving Anomalies, General Practice, Lincoln, 2021; Ty Pawb Open, Wrexham, 2020; ArtHouses, Whitley Bay, 2019; Stop Frame: BROADCAST! Wirksworth Festival, 2014; <<A<<Tri>>Lick>>, PEER, London, 2013. Artist in residencies include Freehaus Art School, Llandudno, 2016, Construction Gallery, London, 2012. Publications include Younger Than Jesus: Artists Directory, Phaidon, 2009, New Contemporaries Catalogue 2007.