Boo Saville

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Boo Saville (born 15 January 1980[1] in Norwich) is a contemporary artist. She currently lives and works in London.


Saville graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in 2004, then worked at a makeshift studio in Pimlico in the front room of her friend Elisa Roche's apartment. Her sister is artist Jenny Saville and she also moonlights as a member of the band 'So Silage Crew'.

Saville is known mainly for her detailed drawings using Biros as her main material, her work focusing on the decomposition of the body after death.

She has exhibited widely in London and Europe. She received attention when her work was selected by Nicholas Forrest as Critics Choice at Saatchi Online.[2] and had work exhibited in ‘Black Dog- Yellow House’, a group show curated by Rachel Howard.

Her work has been associated with New Gothic Art.[3] and she runs a blog collecting images and quotes from the internet about death

Boo Saville is represented by Davidson Contemporary in New York, and TJ Boulting Gallery in London.

Selected Solo Exhibitions[edit]


    • 2009 ‘Ghost/Ghost Proof’ Other Criteria, London
    • 2009 ‘Butter Sunk’, Trolley Gallery, London
    • 2008 ‘Laid Bare, Martin Summers Fine Art, London


  1. ^ a b Saville's profile Saatchi Online
  2. ^ Nick Forrest's Journal Archived March 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Gavin, Francesca. Hell Bound: New Gothic Art. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2008

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