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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 has had solo exhibitions at Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; a site-specific installation at Elk Camp, in collaboration with Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO; Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy; CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX; Five Thirty Three Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Galerie Lelong, New York, NY; Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; A LAND Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA; The LAB Annex, San Francisco, CA; Lucky Tackle Gallery, Oakland, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art Raleigh, Raleigh, NC; Museum of Contemporary Art San Deigo, La Jolla, CA; Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA; San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum Bloom Projects, Santa Barbara, CA; Sara Meltzer Gallery/Projects, New York, NY; Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland and Timothy Taylor, London, UK.


Recent group exhibitions include Take Up Space, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; Conceptual Feedback, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA; 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; Pure Paint for Now People, Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, UT, 2015; Variations: Conversations In And Around Abstract Painting, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, 2015; Now-ism: Abstraction Today, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH, 2014; Drawings & Works on Paper, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY, 2014; 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; 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.