Sarah Cain

Now I'm Going to Tell You Everything, 2017

ICA, Los Angeles, CA

Sarah Cain

dance moves, 2017

Acrylic, beads and gel medium on canvas

104 x 72 x 3 inches

264.2 x 182.9 x 7.6 cm

Sarah Cain

Mountain Song, 2017

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Sarah Cain

book jacket eight (loving promises), 2016

Seashells, acrylic and gouache on book jacket

14 7/8 x 10 1/4 x 7/8 inches

37.8 x 26 x 2.2 cm

Sarah Cain

bras, 2017

Acrylic, beads, bras and spray paint on canvas

72 x 60 x 3 inches

182.9 x 152.4 x 7.6 cm

Sarah Cain

$three, 2017

Mixed media on dollar bill

6 x 2 1/2 inches

15.2 x 6.4 cm

Sarah Cain

three braids, 2017

Acrylic, silver leaf and beads on canvas

60 x 48 x 4 inches

152.4 x 121.9 x 10.2 cm

Sarah Cain
raindropstick, 2016
Acrylic, stick, beads and thread on canvas
Canvas: 22 x 18 x 3 inches (55.9 x 45.7 x 7.6 cm)
Overall: 24 x 18 x 3 inches (61 x 45.7 x 7.6 cm)

Sarah Cain: The Imaginary Architecture of Love, 2015

Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, NC

Sarah Cain
Leather Shirt No Bra, 2013
Confetti, acrylic and gouache on canvas
Canvas: 26 x 18 inches (66 x 45.7 cm)
Overall dimensions: 57 x 33 x 1 1/2 inches (144.8 x 83.8 x 3.8 cm)

Sarah Cain
Mix Tape, 2013
Twine, acrylic beads and thread on canvas
Overall dimensions: 87 x 48 inches (221 x 121.9 cm)
Canvas: 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

Sarah Cain

hey babe take a walk on the wild side, 2015

LAND HQ, Los Angeles, CA

Sarah Cain

women & power, 2013
Silk blouse, beads, chain, feathers, acrylic, glitter and twine on canvas
Overall dimensions: 84 x 56 inches (213.4 x 142.2 cm)
Canvas: 72 x 56 inches (182.88 x 142.2 c

Sarah Cain

Triangle for R.J.M., 2009

Feathers, acrylic, gold, silver and bronze leaf, ribbon, gouache, string, gel medium and watercolor on paper

66 3/8 x 45 1/8 x 1/2 inches

168.6 x 114.6 x 1.3 cm


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 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.