BIOGRAPHY

Born 1979, Albany, NY
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
2006
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
MFA, University of California at Berkeley, CA
2001
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Sarah Cain, Aspen Art Museum at Elk Camp on Snowmass Mountain, Aspen, CO
now I'm going to tell you everything, Institute of Contemporary Art, 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 of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
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, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Los Angeles, CA
Burning Bush, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
2013
Feral, Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy
LOUD OBJECT, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
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, 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 If's, 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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Jump Ball, Dio Horia Gallery, 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
Now-ism: Abstraction Today, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
IN __ WE TRUST: Art and Money, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
I was a double, Tang Teaching Musem and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
2013
Something about a Tree, curated by Linda Yablonsky, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
My Crippled Fried, Columbus College of Arts and Design, Columbus, OH
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 (LAND), Los Angeles, CA
Wall, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Salon No. 11, Works 332-348 (Life of Forms), Marine Projects, Santa Monica, CA
2012
For the Martian Chronicles, L&M Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Bold Tendencies 6, London, UK
Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
Stretching Painting, curated by Veronica Roberts, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Gold, curated by Thomas Zaunschirm, Imperial Belvedere Palace Museum, Vienna
2011
Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Soft Math, Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX
Nothing Beside Remains, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Marfa, 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
2008 California Biennial, curated by Laurie Firstenberg, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Raw Boundaries, KN Gallery, Chicago, IL
Landscapes for Frankenstein, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
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, Korea
A Century of Collage, 25th Anniversary Show, 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, The Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2003
Makeshift World, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Place-Specific Works, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
Group Show, The Sickle, Providence, RI
What we saw when we got there, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2002
Brilliant Pebbles, Kunst PLUS, Düsseldorf, Germany
Fly Away, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001
Group Show, The Smell, Los Angeles, CA

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
2011
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2008
Durfee Grant
2007
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2006
SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
Kim, Eddie. "The ICA Brings More Art to the Arts District." Los Angeles Downtown News, September 12
Vankin, Deborah. "What to see at the new Institute of Contemporary Art in DTLA." Los Angeles Times, September 8
Vankin, Deborah. "ICA LA: A sneak peek inside downtown's new art museum." Los Angeles Times, September 1
Rago, Rozette. "Everything you need to know about the opening of L.A.'s newest free museum, ICA LA." Time Out, August 11
Stuart, Gwynedd. "ICA LA, Downtown's Newest Contemporary Art Museum, Announces Its Massive Opening Weekend." LA Weekly, August 7
Berardini, Andrew. "'She Comes in Colors': A Portrait of Painter Sarah Cain." Momus, May 10
Miranda, Carolina A. "Former Santa Monica Museum of Art–now the ICA LA–will open in September with show by Martín Ramírez." Los Angeles Times, March 2
2016
"Frank Stella: A Retrospective." Juxtapoz, November 17
Wagley, Catherine. "The Female Cool School." Carla, November 16
Cain, Sarah. "Why I Paint." Phaidon, October
Frank, Priscilla. "Abstract Painting was Never a Boy's Club, and It's Time to Stop Treating it Like One." The Huffington Post, October 13
Gleeson, Bridget. "Floored: Step Into and Onto Sarah Cain's Latest Paintings at Galerie Lelong." Artsy, October 12
Soler, Francesca. "Sarah Cain, Dark Matter." We Heart, October 11
Cascone, Sarah. "Now You Can Dance All Over Sarah Cain's Stunning, 70-Piece Floor Mural." Artnet, September 22
Waldek, Stefanie. "The 8 Art Shows You Need to See in NYC This Fall." Architectural Digest, September 19
Embuscado, Rain. "Your Ultimate Guide to New York Gallery Crawls." Artnet News, September 10
"Really, Really Big Show." ELLE, September
"Floor Play with Sarah Cain." Cultured Magazine, September
Laster, Paul. "Dallas Art Week." White Hot Magazine, May
Kinsella, Eileen. "See the Top Booths at Dallas Art Fair 2016." Artnet News, April 15
Granberry, Michael. "Eight years in, Dallas Art Fair reaches an international peak." The Dallas Morning News, April 8
Shaw, Michael. "Ep. #131: L.A.-based artist Sarah Cain." The Conversation Art Podcast, March 19
Felton, Jamie. "#04: Sarah Cain." Skowhegan Interview Project
Perez, Wally. "Contemporary Art Month Journeys into Citywide Venues." The Ranger, March 7
Abrahams, Megan. "Sarah Cain." art ltd., January/February
Bornhoft, Kellie. "Wall to Wall: Sarah Cain at CAM Raleigh." Burnaway, January 13
2015
Cochran, Sam. "Sarah Cain." Architectural Digest, December
"The Guide: The New South." Travel + Leisure, November
"Sarah Cain: The Imaginary Architecture of Love at CAM Raleigh." Art News, October 9
Zhong, Fan. "A Week At the Museum." W Magazine, October 6
Elizade, Molly. "The Monumental Painting That's Breaking Boundaries in Raleigh." Condé Nast Traveler, October 3
Elizade, Molly. "The 12 Best Events Worth Traveling for in October." Condé Nast Traveler, October 1
Zara, Janelle. "Off The Wall." Cultured, Fall
Berardini, Andrew. "Sarah Cain: Bow Down." Art Review, September
Bradley, Paige K. "Sarah Cain." Artforum, June
Knight, Christopher. "Review: Sarah Cain's painting, with grit and spark." Los Angeles Times, June 21
"Sarah Cain." Elephant, Spring
DeMaggio, Susan. "Painter Sarah Cain exhibits her world of blue and red at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's La Jolla galleries." La Jolla Light, May 6
Jennewein, Chris. "New MCASD Exhibit Features Carnegie Prize-Winning Painter." Times of San Diego, May 4
Friedman, Ann. "Sarah Cain." Juxtapoz, May
"Columbus museum of art presents 'In ___ We Trust: Art and Money.'" artdaily.org, March 18
O'Brien, Melinda. "The Talent." Southbay Magazine.com, February-March
"At the Columbus Museum of Art, Artists Making Money." Starr Review, January 16
Pener, Degen. "Art Scene Booms In Hollywood: Inside L.A.'s New Gallery Row." Hollywood Reporter, January 9
2014
Fletcher, Erin. "In ___ We Trust: Art and Money at the Columbus Museum of Art." Daily Serving, October 22
Starker, Melissa. "Works inspire reflection on links between art, money." The Columbus Dispatch, October 12
Civin, Marcus. "Critics' Pick: In ___ We Trust: Art and Money." Artforum, October 3
Tigges, Jesse. "'NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today' offers comprehensive look at 21st Century artists." columbusalive.com, October 16
"Exhibitions in Brief." Blouin Art + Auction, May
Bodin, Claudia. "Beyond the rules: art presents young artists in the series 'Starter.' This time: Sarah Cain makes painting new." art Das Kunstmagazin, April
Baker, R.C. "Sarah Cain Dazzles While Michel Majerus Depresses in Two New Shows." The Village Voice, March 12
Cruz, Cynthia. "Sarah Cain's Girl Power Paintings." Hyperallergic, February 26
"Sarah Cain 'Burning Bush' @ Galerie Lelong." Juxtapoz, February 21
2013
"Sarah Cain - The Artist's Studio." MOCAtv, October 18
Kluth, Mary Anne. "Sarah Cain: 'LOUD OBJECT'." art ltd., September 10
Cain, Sarah. "Ten Questions...about painting." Flash Art, July
Knight, Christopher. "Review: 'Painting in Place' Flings Open Conceptual Abstraction Doors."Los Angeles Times, June 13
Hudson, Suzanne. "Sarah Cain: Honor Fraser." Artforum, January, p. 216
Paulsen, Kris. "Critics' Picks: My Crippled Friend." Artforum, January
McQuaid, Cate. "PAINT THINGS is off the wall." The Boston Globe, February 7
2012
Blodgett, Lucy. "Made in LA: The Hammer Museum Presents the First LA Biennial." Huffington Post, June
Zevitas, Steven. "Twelve Must-See Painting Shows: September 2012." Huffington Post, September 10
Tuck, Geoff. "Hammer Biennial at Barnsdall: real time w/ Sara Cain." Notes on Looking, June
"'Made in L.A.': Becomes a showcase of Eastside artists." The Eastsider, May
Fitzpatrick, Kyle. "Made in L.A.: Sara Cain, 6/60." Los Angeles I'm Yours, April
Baxter, Jared. "Abandon Everything Again." Artslant, September 30
Slenske, Michael. "Don't Miss: Sarah Cain." W Magazine, September 28
Steffen, Patrick. "Sarah Cain." Flash Art, September 6
Griffin, Jonathan. "Made in L.A." Frieze, September 4
Garza, Evan J. "Spotlight: Sarah Cain." New American Paintings, January, p. 8-12
Labong, Leilani Marie. "Announcing! The Top 10 California Artists You Need to Know in 2012."caHome+Design, March 16
Mohseni, Yasmine. "Coloring Outside the Lines: A Painter Goes Beyond the Canvas." Modern Painters, June
Wagley, Catherine. "Hammer Museum's 'Made in L.A.': Three Artists' Journeys to L.A.'s New Biennial." LAWeekly, May
2011
Bancroft, Sarah. "A View of Ocean Park." Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series. p. 32 – 34
Cureton, Emily Jo. "Installation Forgets Not the Masonic Lodge Starting Monday." The Big Bend Sentinel, September 22
"Episode 296: Butler and Cain." Bad At Sports: Contemporary Art Talk, May 2
Garza, Evan J. "The Thingness of Color at Dodge Gallery." New American Paintings, April 8
"Interior Margins." Art Agenda, November
Nelson, Steffie. "Space Invader." The New York Times Magazine, October 2
Schultz, Charlie. "Meme: Abstract Los Angeles." Artinfo, May 10
Vitello, Gwynned. "Sarah Cain (Interview)." Juxtapoz, December
Vitello, Gwynned. "Two Schools of Cool: Sarah Cain." Juxtapoz, October, p. 114
Zevitas, Steven. "10 Must See Painting Shows in the U.S.: November." Huffington Post, October 31
"2011 Wedding Guide." Vogue, June
2010
Garza, Evan J. "Q & A: A Conversation with Sarah Cain." New American Paintings, November 15
Alavrez, Olivia. "Little by Little." Houston Press, July.
Britt, Douglas. "Art Exhibits: Portraits, psychedelic pieces worth seeing." Houston Chronicle, August 10.
Latimer, Quinn. "Sarah Cain: Double Future." Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, February 2010
2009
Aia Staff. "Miami, Miami, Miami." Art in America, December 1
Tully, J. "Art Basel Miami Beach Gets Youthful Infusion." Artinfo.com, December 2
Latimer, Quinn. "Bright Lights and Night Swimming." Artinfo.com , September 1
Morgenthaler, Daniel. "Spiegel und Ei." Tagesanzeiger, September 24 - 30
"Sarah Cain: Double Future." Artline 10, Kunstmagazine, September
"Sarah Cain: Double Future/ Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie." Interview by Olga Stefan, Vernissage.tv, September 2
Stefan, Olga. "Sarah Cain: Double Future/ Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie." Vernissage, September 2
2008
Rosenberg, Karen. "Landscapes for Frankenstein." The New York Times, August 1
2007
Benedetti, Christine. "Like Color...." Time Out Denver, 9 - 15 February 2007: 14, cover image
Brenneman, Christine. "Big bold and bright." Marin Independent Journal, 30 January: D1-D2, cover image
Janku, Laura Richard. "San Francisco 2006 SECA Art Award: Sarah Cain, Kota Ezawa, Amy Francheschini, Mitzi Pederson, Leslie Shows at SFMOMA." Art Ltd, March
MacMillan, Kyle. "Color makes a comeback in this Aspen show." The Denver Post, March 30
Ruiz, Alma. "Juror's Comments." New American Paintings, Volume 13, Issue 6: 4-5, 32-35
2006
Buuck, David. "Sarah Cain at Anthony Meier Fine Arts." Artweek, November, Volume 37, Issue 9: 12-13, cover image
Orden, Abraham. "San Francisco Days." ArtNet, October 11
Feinstein, Lea. "Art Beat." SF Weekly, May 27, 41
"A Tale of Two Cities: Busan-Seoul/Seoul-Busan. Busan Biennale." 156-157
Baker, Kenneth. "Art Notes." San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, E2
Cash, Stephanie. "Report From San Francisco II; New and Now." Art in America, January
Feinstein, Lea. "Sarah Cain: I Believe We Are Believers." SF Weekly, September 26
2005
Schaefer, Carey Ann. "Book of Small." Canadian Council for the Arts
Schaefer, Carey Ann. "The Work of Sarah Cain." Open Space Catalog
2004
Knobel, Kyle. "Interview with Sarah Cain." Record/Play, April 8 -11
2003
Westbrook, Lindsey. "Sarah Cain: New Work." SF Bay Guardian, February 5
Buuck, David. "What We Saw When We Got There at The Lab." Artweek, March

PUBLICATIONS
2016
Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting. London: Phaidon
2015
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, Bernadette Mayer, and Julian Myers. Sarah Cain: The Imaginary Architecture of Love. North Carolina: CAM Raleigh
2014
Cann, Tyler and Nannette V. Maciejunes. In ___ We Trust: Art and Money. Columbus: Columbus Museum of Art
Arning, Bill, Valerie Cassel Oliver, and Dean Daderko. Outside the Lines. Minneapolis: 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
2013
Deitsch, Dina and Evan J. Garza. PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher. Lincoln, MA: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; Minneapolis: Shapco Printing
2012
Husslein-Arco, Agnes and Thomas Zaunschirm. Gold. Vienna: Belvedere; Munich: Hirmer
Berardini, Andrew, Tara McDowell, Shamim Momin, and Franklin Sirmans. Sarah Cain. Los Angeles: LAND
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
2011
Gass, Alison and Tanya Zimbardo. Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Bancroft, Sarah. Two Schools of Cool. Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art; Los Angeles: Fellows of Contemporary Art; New York: DelMonico Books, Prestel
2009
New Museum of Contemporary Art. Younger than Jesus Artist Directory: The essential handbook to the future of art. London; New York: Phaidon
2008
Firstenberg, Lauri, Joshua Decter, and René Peralta. 2008 California Biennial. Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art
2007
Jacobson, Heidi Zuckerman, Rhonda Lieberman, and James Welling. Like color in pictures. Aspen, CO: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Art Press
McDowell, Tara. 2006 Seca Art Award. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin
The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga, NY
UBS Art Collection, New York, NY
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK