SARAH CAIN

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

2006                       Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

                  MFA, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2001                        BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Sarah Cain, Aspen Art Museum at the Elk Camp on Snowmass Mountain, CO

now I'm going to tell you everything,  Institute of Contemporary Los Angeles, CA

racing with the moon, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2016

Dark Matter, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

2015                       

Sarah Cain: The Imaginary Architecture of Love, Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

Sarah Cain: blue in your body, red when it hits the air, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA

BOW DOWN, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA

2014                       

hey babe take a walk on the wild side, A LAND Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

Burning Bush, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

2013                       

LOUD OBJECT, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA  

feral, Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy

2012                       

freedom is a prime number, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA

2011                       

Sarah Cain: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Bloom Projects, Santa Barbara, CA

2010                       

California Does Psychic, Sara Meltzer Gallery/Projects, New York, NY

little by little, CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX

2009                       

Midnight Mission, off-site installation for the California Biennial, Five Thirty Three Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Double Future, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

You Aurora Borealis Me, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

As if Only as Atmosphere, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2006                       

I Believe We Are Believers, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2005                       

A River of Ifs, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA

2004                       

The Tree Outside, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA

2003                       

Epigram on Being Alone: A Golden Willow Hits You on the Head, Lucky Tackle Gallery, Oakland, CA

2001                       

Elephant Juice/ I Love You, The LAB Annex, San Francisco, CA

 SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Jump ball, Dio Horos, Mykonos, Greece

2016

Holdings: Selections from MCASD's Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Contemporary Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

Surrogates, Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver, BC
2015
Pure Paint for Now People, Shaw Gallery, Webster State University, Ogden, UT

2014           

Variations: Conversations In And Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 

In ----- We Trust, Columbus Museum of Art, OH

Now-ism: Abstraction Today, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

I was a double, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga, NY

2013                       

My Crippled Fried, Columbus College of Arts and Design, Columbus, OH

Something about a Tree, curated by Linda Yablonsky, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

Outside The Lines, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

Untitled (Hybrid), curated by Kate McNamara, Robert Miller Gallery, NY

Set Pieces, curated by Lauren Mackler and Andrew Berardini, Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy

Painting in Place, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Los Angeles, CA

Wall, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH    

PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

2012                       

For the Martian Chronicles, L&M Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Stretching Painting, curated by Veronica Roberts, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

Bold Tendencies 6, London, UK

Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles, CA

Gold, curated by Thomas Zaunschirm, Imperial Belvedere Palace Museum, Vienna, Austria

2011                       

Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Nothing Beside Remains, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Marfa and Los Angeles, CA

Soft Math, Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX

The Thingness of Color, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY

Two Schools of Cool, curated by Sarah Bancroft, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

2010                       

Feather Throat, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany

Fade to Black, curated by Rachel Gugelberger and Jeffrey Walkowiak, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2009                       

Rebecca Morris and Sarah Cain, curated by Nancy Meyer, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2008                       

California Biennial, curated by Laurie Firstenberg, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

California Dreamin’, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2007                       

SECA Art Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Like Color in Pictures, curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

In the Fullness of Time, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006                       

Busan Biennale, curated by Doryun Chong, Busan, South Korea

A Century of Collage, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2005                       

The Sleight of Hand: The Artist’s Touch, Lincart, San Francisco, CA

Book of Small, Open Space, Vancouver, BC

Space is the Place, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2003                       

Makeshift World, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002                       

Brilliant Pebbles, Kunst PLUS, Dusseldorf, Germany

Fly Away, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001                       

Group Show, The Smell, Los Angeles, CA

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Blanton Museum of Art: The University of Texas at Austin

Zabludowicz Collection, London

The FLAG Art Foundation, New York

The Margulies Collection, Miami

Pizzuti Collection, Columbus Ohio

UBS Art Collection

Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga, NY

North Carolina Museum of Art

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

San Antonio Museum of Art

 

PUBLICATIONS

Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting. London: Phaidon, 2016

Mayer, Bernadette, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, and Julian Myers.  Sarah Cain The Imaginary Architecture of Love, CAM Raleigh; North Carolina, Distributed Art Publishers, 2015

Cann, Tyler and Nannette V. Maciejunes.  In __ We Trust: Art and Money.  Columbus: Columbus Museum of Art, 2014

Arning, Bill, Valerie Cassel Oliver, and Dean Daderko.  Outside the Lines. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; New York: Distributed Art Publishers

Ibel, Rebecca, Greer Pagano, David Pagel and Ron Pizzuti.  NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today.  Columbus: Pizzuti Collection, Hopkins Printing, 2014

Cann, Tyler and Nannette V. Maciejunes. In ___ We Trust: Art and Money. Columbus: Columbus Museum of Art, 2014

Deitsch, Dina and Evan J. Garza.  PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher.  Lincoln, MA: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; Minneapolis: Shapco Printing, 2013

Husslein-Arco, Agnes and Thomas Zaunschirm. Gold.  Vienna: Belvedere; Munich: Hirmer, 2012

Berardini, Andrew, Tara McDowell, Shamim Momin, and Franklin Sirmans. Sarah Cain. Los Angeles: LAND, 2012

Ellegood, Anne, Lauri Firstenberg, Malik Gaines, Cesar Garcia and Ali Subotnick.  Made in L.A. 2012.  Los Angeles Hammer Museum, University of California; New York: DelMonico Books, Prestel, 2012

Gass, Alison and Tanya Zimbardo. Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards.  San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2011

Bancroft, Sarah. Two Schools of Cool.  Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art; Los Angeles: Fellows of Contemporary Art; New York: DelMonico Books, Prestel, 2011

New Museum of Contemporary Art. Younger than Jesus Artist Directory: The essential handbook to the future of art.  London; New York: Phaidon, 2009

Firstenberg, Lauri, Joshua Decter, and Rene Peralta, 2008 California Biennial.  Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art, 2008

Jacobson, Heidi Zuckerman, Rhonda Lieberman, and James Welling.  Like color in pictures.  Aspen, CO: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Art Press, 2007

McDowell, Tara. 2006 Seca Art Award. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2007