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Margot Sanders

Chelsea College of Art And Design (BA 1st Class Hons Fine Art / 2008)


What is your favourite film of all time?

‘Before Sunset’ and ‘Before Sunrise’.

What music are you currently listening to and why?

Nina Simone, always...

Which living artists do you most admire and why?

Karla Black, Katy Moran and Sophie von Hellermann

Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?

Francis Bacon and Willem de Kooning

Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?

This years Documenta 13 in Kassel. 

What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?


What / who inspired you to be an artist?

My parents and brother have always been amazing to me.

Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any the significance of this location is?

I can paint pretty much anywhere as long as there is space and good light but I always seem to end up painting in my bedroom even though I have my own studio space.

What do you like most about being an artist?

Paints, I’m particularly enjoying making my own at the moment from bags of pigment.

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?

On this artist residency in the heart of Paris. 

What are your plans for the coming year?

I'm currently on a residency in Paris at the moment. 

Latest artwork - View all by this artist

  • Aqua Bracelet and Patterned Knickers
  • Sarah On My Bed
  • Sophie
  • Nick, Lisa and my dressing gown
  • Patterned Shirt
  • Tom on my Bed
  • Green Cardigan

Artist's statement



PAPER, Saatchi Gallery, 18th June - 29th Sept. 2013, Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, London SW3 4RY

Show RCA 2013, 20th – 30th June 2013, Royal College of Art, 15-25 Howie Street, London SW11 4AY

Creekside Open 2013 selected by Paul Noble, 2nd – 26th May 2013, A.P.T Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA

RCA Secret 2013, 17th – 22nd March 2013, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AS

Notes to Self: Thinking aloud and making moves, 6th – 10th February 2013, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AS



Open studios à la Cité Internationale des Arts, 6th – 8th Dec. 2012, Cité Internationale des Arts, 18 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris

Summer Show, 7th – 9th July 2012, Royal College of Art, Sackler Building, 15-25 Howie Street, London SW11 4AY

Work In Progress Show, 12th – 18th Jan. 2012, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU



RCA Secret 2011, 18th – 25th Nov. 2011, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU

East Wing IX: ‘Exhibitionism’, 22nd Jan. 2010 – July 2011, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN



Paint, 30th April – 3rd July 2010, ROLLO Contemporary Art, 51 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JH



Vienna/London, 16th – 26th Nov. 2009, WUK Projektraum, Währinger Straße 59, A-1090 Wien, Vienna

C4RD Moot: fourdayslong, 2nd - 6th Nov. 2009, C4RD, 2-4 Highbury Station Road, N1 1SB

Giddee Up! Arts Gallery, 8th April - 23rd May 2009, The Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London, 65 Davies Street, London W1K 5DA

Rollo Emerge 1: The Seduction of Paint, 26th Nov. - 10th Jan. 2009, ROLLO Contemporary Art, 51 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JH



Degree Show 2008, 14th – 19th June Chelsea College of Art & Design, Millbank

Brenda Landon Pye Portrait Prize, 2nd – 6th May 2008 at Chelsea College, Millbank. Prize winner

Chelsea Card Auction, 30th April 2008 at Chelsea College, Millbank

New works by Lola Bunting, Tom Green, Sarah Lederman and Margot Sanders, 10th – 11th January 2008, Chelsea College, in Millbank

Recently sold artwork

  • Untitled, 2010
  • Imaginary Room
  • Anne