Sarah Cain
"Now I’m going to tell you everything," 2017

Sarah Cain
"Now I’m going to tell you everything," 2017

Sarah Cain
“braids and tassels,” 2018

Sarah Cain
“braids and tassels,” 2018

Sarah Cain
“(Untitled) dresser,” 2015

Sarah Cain
“(Untitled) dresser,” 2015

Sarah Cain
"The Imaginary Architecture of Love," 2015

Sarah Cain
"The Imaginary Architecture of Love," 2015

Sarah Cain
"I touched a cactus flower," 2019

Sarah Cain
"I touched a cactus flower," 2019

Sarah Cain
"Mountain Song," 2017

Sarah Cain
"Mountain Song," 2017

Sarah Cain
"Music Book," 2008-2019

Sarah Cain
"Music Book," 2008-2019

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
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
2021
"Sarah Cain," Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
2020
"hand in hand," Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
2019
"We Will Walk Right Up To The Sun," San Francisco International Airport, permanent public artwork commissioned by The San Francisco Arts Commission
"The Sun Will Not Wait," Honor Fraser, Los Angeles
2018
"Wild Flower," Timothy Taylor, London
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 Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA), 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
2019
Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
"cart, horse, cart," Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
2018
"Surface Work," Victoria Miro, London, UK
"Artwork for Bedrooms," CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA
"Platforms," Armory Art Fair, New York, NY
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
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
2016
Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting. London: Phaidon, 2016
2015
Mayer, Bernadette, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, and Julian Myers. Sarah Cain The Imaginary Architecture of Love, CAM Raleigh; North Carolina, Distributed Art Publishers, 2015
2014
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
2013
Deitsch, Dina and Evan J. Garza. PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher. Lincoln, MA: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; Minneapolis: Shapco Printing, 2013
2012
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
2011
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
2009
New Museum of Contemporary Art. Younger than Jesus Artist Directory: The essential handbook to the future of art. London; New York: Phaidon, 2009
2008
Firstenberg, Lauri, Joshua Decter, and Rene Peralta, 2008 California Biennial. Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art, 2008
2007
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
2019
Schwendener, Martha and Will Heinrich. "At Frieze New York, Islands of Daring," New York Times, May 2
Li, Jennifer S. "Sarah Cain," Art in America, April 1
Finkel, Jori. "Frieze Los Angeles: Lights, Camera, Art!," New York Times, February 13
Newell-Hanson, Alice. "The Artist Creating a 150-Foot-Long Glass Rainbow," New York Times, February 7
Finkel, Jori. "Frieze and Felix Turn Heads in Los Angeles," New York Times, February 19
Pagel, David. "Review: Sarah Cain’s 1,000-square-foot painting is just the start," Los Angeles Times, January 22
2018
van Straaten, Laura. "Frieze L.A. Artist Sarah Cain Talks Art World's "Small Bubble" and Her Chocolate Habit," Hollywood Reporter, November 28
Alfred, Brian. "Sarah Cain," Sound & Vision, June 21
Guadagnino, Kate. "Eleven Summer Book Covers, Reimagined by Artists" T Magazine, June 21
2017
Rathe, Adam. "Meet Sarah Cain, the Artist Taking Aspen by Storm," Town & Country, December 11
Cascone, Sarah. "Extreme Painting: Artist Sarah Cain Hits the Slopes With New Aspen Ski Lodge Mural" artnet, November 24
Travers, Andrew. "Sarah Cain’s ‘Mountain Song’ unveiled on Snowmass Ski Area," The Aspen Times, November 23
Confront, Caitlin. "Five Minutes with Sarah Cain in Her Dreamy Studio" Art Zealous, November 17
Jacobson, Colter. "Sarah Cain in conversation with Colter Jacobson," ICA LA podcast, October
Riefe, Jordan. "Making Moves," LALA Magazine, September
Bernadini, Andrew. ""She Comes in Colors": A Portrait of Sarah Cain, Painter," Momus, May 10
2016
Gleeson, Bridget. "Floored: Step Into and Onto Sarah Cain’s Latest Paintings at Galerie Lelong," Artsy, October 12
Wagley, Catherine. "The Cool School ," Carla, Fall
"Really Really Big Show," Elle, September
"Sarah Cain - Why I Paint," Phaidon, September 30
Shaw, Micheal. "Episode: 131 Sarah Cain," The Converation Podcast, March 24
2015
"8 Artists on the Rise," Architectural Digest, November 10
Mendelsohn, Meredith. "Tracing Frank Stella's Disproportionate Influence on Contemporary Art," Artsy, October 30
Frank, Priscilla. "Abstract Painting Was Never A Boy’s Club, And It’s Time To Stop Treating It Like One," Hyperallergic, October 13
Elizalde, Molly. "The Monumental Painting That's Breaking Boundaries in Raleigh," Conde Nast Traveler, October 3
Zara, Janelle. "Off the Wall," Cultured, Fall
2016
Cascone, Sarah. "Now You Can Dance All Over Sarah Cain’s Stunning, 70-Piece Floor Mural," artnet, September 22
2015
Bernadini, Andrew. "Sarah Cain: BOW DOWN," ArtReview, September
Bradley, Paige K. "SARAH CAIN," Artforum, June 26
"In the Magazine: Sarah Cain," Juxtapoz, April 7
2014
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
2013
Bernier-Clarke, Aubree. "Sarah Cain: The Artist's Studio," MOCA TV, October 18
Wolf, Yoni. "Episode 31: Sarah Cain," The Wandering Wolf, September 8
Knight, Christopher. "Review: ‘Painting in Place’ flings open conceptual abstraction doors," Los Angeles Times, June 13
Momin, Shamim. "(Artist) Lunchtime Poll: Sarah Cain," Artsy, May 2
McQuaid, Cate. "‘PAINT THINGS’ is off the wall," The Boston Globe, February 7
Hudson, Suzanne. "Sarah Cain: Honor Fraser," Artforum, January
2012
Baxter, Jared. "Sarah Cain Freedom Is a prime number," Artslant, September 30
Slenske, Michael. "Don't Miss: Sarah Cain," W, September 28
Steffen, Patrick. "Sarah Cain," Flash Art, September 6
Mohseni, Yasmine. "Coloring Outside the Lines: A Painter Goes Beyond the Canvas," Modern Painters, June 1
Labong, Leilani Marie. "Announcing! The Top 10 California Artists You Need to Know in 2012," California Home + Design, March 16
2011
Vitello, Gwynned. "Two Schools of Cool: Sarah Cain," Juxtapoz, October 1
Nelson, Steffie. "Space Invader," T Magazine, September 26
2010
Garza, Evan J. "Q&A: A Conversation with Sarah Cain," New American Paintings (blog), November 15
2007
MacMilian, Kyle. "A color comeback in the Aspen show," The Denver Post, March 28
Blanton Museum of Art: The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
UBS Art Collection
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK