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 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 the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2017); The Aspen Art Museum (2017-2018); Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, North Carolina (2015); and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California (2015). In addition, her work has been included in several recent museum group exhibitions including Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California (2014); Now-ism: Abstraction Today, PizzutiCollection, Ohio (2014); Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, New York (2014);  Outside The Lines, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas (2013); Made in LA, The Hammer Museum (2012); Gold, Imperial Belvedere Palace Museum, Austria (2012), and Fifty Years of Bay Area Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2011). 


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