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Sarah Cain (b. 1979) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Cain received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2006 from The San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, CA. She then received a Masters of Fine Art degree in 2006 from the University of California at Berkeley, CA.


Cain is a recipient of the 2011 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; the 2008 Durfee Grant; the 2007 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; and the 2006 SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Cain's solo institutional exhibitions include a site-specific installation at Elk Camp, in collaboration with Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art Raleigh, Raleigh, NC; Museum of Contemporary Art San Deigo, La Jolla, CA; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum Bloom Projects, Santa Barbara, CA, and an upcoming exhibition at the Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.


Recent group exhibitions include Take Up Space, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; Platforms, Armory Art Fiar, New York, NY; Artwork for Bedrooms, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA; Surface Work, Victoria Miro, London, UK; Jump Ball, Dio Horos, Mykonos, Greece; Holdings: Selections From MCASD’S Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2016; Contemporary Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, 2016; Surrogates, Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver, BC, 2016; Variations: Conversations In And Around Abstract Painting, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, 2015; I was a double, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, NY, 2014; and IN __ WE TRUST: Art and Money, Columbus Museum of Art, OH, 2014.


Selected public collections include Blanton Museum of Art;  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL; Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga, NY; UBS Art Collection; and the Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK.