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

$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: The Imaginary Architecture of Love, 2015

Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, NC

Sarah Cain

hey babe take a walk on the wild side, 2015

LAND HQ, Los Angeles, CA

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 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.