Born in Albany, NY
Institute of International Education, Travel Fellowship
Bernard Osher Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute
Schmidt Family Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute
Bachelor of Fine Art, The San Francisco Art Institute
John Anson Kittredge Fellowship
Semi Finalist, SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Demonstration Grant, University of California Institute of Research in the Arts; Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Master of Fine Art, University of California at Berkeley
Affiliate Artist, Headlands Center for the Arts
SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
The Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
blue in your body, red when it hits the air, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA (solo)
BOW DOWN, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Sarah Cain: The Imaginary Architecture of Love, Museum of Contemporary Art Raleigh, Raleigh, NC (solo)
Pure Paint for Now People, Shaw Gallery, Webster State University, Ogden, UT
Variations: Conversations In And Around Abstract Painting, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
hey babe take a walk on the wild side, A LAND Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Burning Bush, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY (solo)
Now-ism: Abstraction Today, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
Drawings & Works on Paper, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
I was a double, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, NY
IN __ WE TRUST: Art and Money, Columbus Museum of Art, OH
Loud Object, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
feral, Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy (solo)
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: Moving Beyond the Stretcher, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Freedom is a Prime Number, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Stretching Painting, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Gold, curated by Thomas Zaunschirm, Imperial BELVEDERE Palace Museum, Vienna, Austria
Sarah Cain: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum Bloom Projects, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)
Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Teasers: Selected Works from the Pizzuti Collection by Women Artists, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
Soft Math, Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX
Nothing Beside Remains, LAND: Marfa, TX; Los Angeles, CA
The Thingness of Color: Sarah Cain, Franklin Evans, Matthew Rich and Cordy Ryman, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Two Schools of Cool, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
little by little, CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
California does psychic, Sara Meltzer Gallery/Projects, New York, NY (solo)
Feather Throat, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany
Quartet, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Double Future, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
MIDNIGHT MISSION, off-site installation for the California Biennial, Five Thirty Three Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
YOU AURORA BOREALIS ME, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
As if only as atmosphere, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Raw Boundries, KN Gallery, Chicago, IL
Landscapes for Frankenstein, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Six from LA, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
California Dreamin’, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
In the Fullness of Time: celebrating 20 years public projects, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Two Things at the Same Time, Peak Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, CO
SECA Art Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
25TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION: A Century of Collage, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
I Believe We Are Believers, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
The Flaming Sword of Truth, MFA Exhibition, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
The Sleight of Hand: The Artist’s Touch, Lincart, San Francisco, CA
Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship Award Show, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA
Book of Small, Open Space, Vancouver, BC
Bay Area Bazaar, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
Simple Hearts, AF Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
Space is the Place, The Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
A River of Ifs, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA (solo)
The Tree Outside, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Blue in Green, Herons Head Park, San Francisco, CA
Makeshift World, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Place-specific Works, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
Epigram on being alone: A golden willow hits you on the head, Lucky Tackle Gallery, Oakland, CA (solo)
A Thread it did not own was released, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Group Show, The Sickle, Providence, RI
What we saw when we got there, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Brilliant Pebbles, Kunst PLUS, Düsseldorf, Germany
Fly Away, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
REFERENCE CHECK number one, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
Group Show, The Smell, Los Angeles, CA
elephant juice/i love you, The LAB Annex, San Francisco, CA (solo)
short cuts, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
SF Drawing Show, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
Hand to Mouth, Blue Books, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Drawing Show, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY
Orange County Museum of Art. 2008 California Biennial. Lauri Firstenberg, curator. Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, 2008.
Benedetti, Christine. “Like Color…,” Time Out Denver, 9 – 15 February 2007, pg. 14, Cover image.
Brenneman, Christine. “Big bold and bright,” Marin Independent Journal, 30 January 2007, pp 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 2007, pg. 22.
MacMillan, Kyle. “Color makes a comeback in this Aspen show,” The Denver Post, 30 March 2007, pp 1FF and 7FF.
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.
Buuck, David. "Sarah Cain at Anthony Meier Fine Arts," Artweek, November 2006, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 12-13. Cover image.
Orden, Abraham. “San Francisco Days,” ArtNet magazine, 11 October 2006, http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/orden/orden10-11-06.asp
Feinstein, Lea. “Art Beat,” SF Weekly, 27 May 2006, pg. 41.
Busan Biennale 2006, Korea, Catalogue, A Tale of Two Cities: Busan-Seoul/Seoul-Busan. Busan, Korea. pp 156-157.
Baker, Kenneth. “Art Notes,” San Francisco Chronicle, 16 May 2006, pg. E2.
Cash, Stephanie, “Report From San Francisco II; New and Now,” Art in America,
Schaefer, Carey Ann, Book of Small. Vancouver: Canadian Council for the Arts, 2005.
Knobel, Kyle, “Interview with Sarah Cain,” Record/Play, April 2004, pgs 8 -11.
Westbrook, Lindsey, “Sarah Cain: New Work”, SF Bay Guardian, 5 February 2003, pg. 79.
Buuck, David, “What We Saw When We Got There at The Lab,” Artweek, March 2003.
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