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
Pyramids, 2012
Mixed media on canvas
96 x 81 x 2 1/8 inches
243.8 x 205.7 x 5.4 cm

Sarah Cain
Skater, 2014
Acrylic on rags and canvas, headphones
Canvas: 28 x 16 inches (71.1 x 40.6 cm)
Overall dimensions: 38 x 17 1/4 inches (96.5 x 43.8 cm)

Sarah Cain

synchronized dreaming, 2013
Cardboard, plastic, acrylic, gold leaf, prisms, screws and
staples on canvas
80 x 78 x 4 inches
203.2 x 198.1 x 10.2 cm

Sarah Cain

Untitled (kite), 2013
Acrylic, beads and string on canvas
31 x 18 x 3 inches
78.7 x 45.7 x 7.6 cm

Sarah Cain
group three, 2015
Mixed media on dollar bills
Set of five works
10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches each, framed (26.7 x 17.1 cm)
10 1/2 x 37 3/4 inches overall, framed (26.7 x 95.9 cm)

Sarah Cain

Two Schools of Cool exhibition, 2011

Orange County Museum of Art

Installation view

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

three, four, eight pm, 2011

Stretcher bar, door, bells, string, spray paint, tape, pencil and acrylic on wall and floor

Dimensions vary with installation


Sarah Cain (b. 1979) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Cain received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001 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; 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; 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; and Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.


Recent group exhibitions include 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; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; UBS Art Collection; and the Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK.