Timeline

1979
Born in Albany, NY
2000
Institute of International Education, Travel Fellowship
2000
Bernard Osher Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute
2000
Schmidt Family Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute
2001
Bachelor of Fine Art, The San Francisco Art Institute
2002
John Anson Kittredge Fellowship
2004
Semi Finalist, SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2005
Demonstration Grant, University of California Institute of Research in the Arts; Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship
2006
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2006
Master of Fine Art, University of California at Berkeley
2006
Affiliate Artist, Headlands Center for the Arts
2006
SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2007
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2007
The Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Exhibitions

2009
YOU AURORA BOREALIS ME, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2009
As if only as atmosphere, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2009
Double Future, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2009
MIDNIGHT MISSION, off-site installation for the California Biennial, Five Thirty Three Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2008
Raw Boundries, KN Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008
Landscapes for Frankenstein, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Six from LA, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2008
California Dreamin’, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2008
California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2007
In the Fullness of Time: celebrating 20 years public projects, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007
Two Things at the Same Time, Peak Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2007
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, CO
2007
SECA Art Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2006
25TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION: A Century of Collage, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2006
Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
2006
I Believe We Are Believers, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2006
The Flaming Sword of Truth, MFA Exhibition, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
2005
The Sleight of Hand: The Artist’s Touch, Lincart, San Francisco, CA
2005
Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship Award Show, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA
2005
Book of Small, Open Space, Vancouver, BC
2005
Bay Area Bazaar, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
2005
Simple Hearts, AF Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
2005
Space is the Place, The Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2005
A River of Ifs, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2004
The Tree Outside, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2004
Blue in Green, Herons Head Park, San Francisco, CA
2003
Makeshift World, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003
Place-specific Works, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
2003
Epigram on being alone: A golden willow hits you on the head, Lucky Tackle Gallery, Oakland, CA (solo)
2003
A Thread it did not own was released, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2003
Group Show, The Sickle, Providence, RI
2003
What we saw when we got there, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2002
Brilliant Pebbles, Kunst PLUS, Düsseldorf, Germany
2002
Fly Away, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
2001
REFERENCE CHECK number one, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
2001
Group Show, The Smell, Los Angeles, CA
2001
elephant juice/i love you, The LAB Annex, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2000
short cuts, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
2000
SF Drawing Show, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
2000
Hand to Mouth, Blue Books, San Francisco, CA
1999
Contemporary Drawing Show, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY

Literature

2008
Orange County Museum of Art. 2008 California Biennial. Lauri Firstenberg, curator. Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, 2008.
2007
Benedetti, Christine. “Like Color…,” Time Out Denver, 9 – 15 February 2007, pg. 14, Cover image.
2007
Brenneman, Christine. “Big bold and bright,” Marin Independent Journal, 30 January 2007, pp D1-D2, Cover image.
2007
Janku, Laura Richard. “San Francisco 2006 SECA Art Award: Sarah Cain, Kota Ezawa, Amy Francheschini, Mitzi Pederson, Leslie Shows at SFMOMA,” art ltd, March 2007, pg. 22.
2007
MacMillan, Kyle. “Color makes a comeback in this Aspen show,” The Denver Post, 30 March 2007, pp 1FF and 7FF.
2007
Ruiz, Alma. “Juror’s Comments,” New American Paintings: Juried Exhibitions-In-Print 73, Volume 13 Issue 6. December 2007 - January 2008, pp 4-5, 32-35.
2006
Buuck, David. "Sarah Cain at Anthony Meier Fine Arts," Artweek, November 2006, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 12-13. Cover image.
2006
Orden, Abraham. “San Francisco Days,” ArtNet magazine, 11 October 2006, http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/orden/orden10-11-06.asp
2006
Feinstein, Lea. “Art Beat,” SF Weekly, 27 May 2006, pg. 41.
2006
Busan Biennale 2006, Korea, Catalogue, A Tale of Two Cities: Busan-Seoul/Seoul-Busan. Busan, Korea. pp 156-157.
2006
Baker, Kenneth. “Art Notes,” San Francisco Chronicle, 16 May 2006, pg. E2.
2006
Cash, Stephanie, “Report From San Francisco II; New and Now,” Art in America,
2005
Schaefer, Carey Ann, Book of Small. Vancouver: Canadian Council for the Arts, 2005.
2004
Knobel, Kyle, “Interview with Sarah Cain,” Record/Play, April 2004, pgs 8 -11.
2003
Westbrook, Lindsey, “Sarah Cain: New Work”, SF Bay Guardian, 5 February 2003, pg. 79.
2003
Buuck, David, “What We Saw When We Got There at The Lab,” Artweek, March 2003.