Sarah Cain  (American, 1979) 


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Sarah Cain Biography
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
Selected 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
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,
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.