Jimenez - Colon Collection
Sarah Cain
Cry Baby
Cain, Sarah

Born Albany, NY, 1979
Lives and Works in Los Angeles, CA


2006 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Master of Fine Art, University of California at Berkeley
2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, CA


2012 Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Sarah Cain: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Bloom Projects, Santa Barbara, CA
2010 California does psychic, Sara Meltzer Gallery/Projects, New York, NY
little by little, CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX
2009 Midnight Mission, off-site installation for the California Biennial, Five Thirty Three Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Double Future, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
You Aurora Borealis Me, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
As if only as Atmosphere, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2006 I Believe We Are Believers, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2005 A River of Ifs, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA
2004 The Tree Outside, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA
2003 Epigram on Being Alone: A Golden Willow Hits You on the Head, Lucky Tackle Gallery, Oakland, CA
2001 Elephant Juice/ I Love You, The LAB Annex, San Francisco, CA


2012 Bold Tendencies, London, UK
Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
Gold, curated by Thomas Zaunschirm, Imperial Belvedere Palace Museum, Vienna
2011 Nothing Beside Remains, LAND: Marfa, Los Angeles, CA
The Thingness of Color, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Midnight at Malibu, Meulensteen Gallery, New York, NY
Two Schools of Cool, curated by Sarah Bancroft, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2010 Feather Throat, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany
Quartet, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Fade to Black, curated by Rachel Gugelberger and Jeffrey Walkowiak, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Rebecca Morris and Sarah Cain, curated by Nancy Meyer, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2008 The 2008 California Biennial, curated by Laurie Firstenberg, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Raw Boundaries, KN Gallery, Chicago, IL
Landscapes for Frankenstein, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
California Dreamin’, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2007 SECA Art Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Like Color in Pictures, curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
In the Fullness of Time, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Busan Biennale, curated by Doryun Chong, Busan, Korea
A Century of Collage, 25th Anniversary Show, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2005 The Sleight of Hand: The Artist’s Touch, Lincart, San Francisco, CA
Book of Small, Open Space, Vancouver, BC
Space is the Place, The Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2003 Makeshift World, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Place-Specific Works, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
Group Show, The Sickle, Providence, RI
What we saw when we got there, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2002 Brilliant Pebbles, Kunst PLUS, Düsseldorf, Germany
Fly Away, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Reference Check Number One, San Francisco, CA
Group Show, The Smell, Los Angeles, CA
2011 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2008 Durfee Grant
2007 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2006 SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2005 Demonstration Grant, University of California Institute of Research in the Arts
2002 John Anson Kittredge Fellowship
2000 Institute of International Education, Travel Fellowship


2012 Garza, Evan J. “Spotlight: Sarah Cain.” New American Paintings, January, p. 8-12
2011 Vitello, Gwynned. “Sarah Cain (Interview).” Juxtapoz, December
“Interior Margins.” Art Agenda, November
Vitello, Gwynned. “Two Schools of Cool: Sarah Cain.” Juxtapoz, October, p. 114
Nelson, Steffie. “Space Invader.” The New York Times Magazine, October 2
“George Herms and Sarah Cain in Conversation with Sarah Bancroft.” Orange County Museum of Art, September
Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
“Episode 296: Butler and Cain.” Bad At Sports: Contemporary Art Talk, May 2
“2011 Wedding Guide.” Vogue, June
Schultz, Charlie. “Meme: Abstract Los Angeles”. ARTINFO, May 10, 2011.
2010 Alavrez, Olivia. “Little by Little,” Houston Press, July.
Britt, Douglas. “Art Exhibits: Portraits, psychedelic pieces worth seeing,” Houston Chronicle, August 10.
Latimer, Quinn. “Sarah Cain: Double Future,” February 2010.
2009 Tully, J. “Art Basel Miami Beach Gets Youthful Infusion”. Artinfo.com, December 2.
Aia Staff. “Miami, Miami, Miami”. Art in America, December 1.
Morgenthaler, Daniel. “Spiegel und Ei”. Tagesanzeiger, September 24 - 30.
“Sarah Cain: Double Future”. Artline 10, Kunstmagazin, September.
Latimer, Quinn. “Bright Lights and Night Swimming.” Artinfo.com , September 1.
“Sarah Cain: Double Future/ Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie,” Interview by Olga Stefan, Vernissage.tv, September 2.
Cornell, Lauren, Massimiliano Gioni and Laura Hoptman, eds. Younger Than Jesus Artist Directory, New Museum & Phaidon Press: 72.
2008 “In conversation with Jens Hoffmann.” 2008 California Biennial. Ed. Karen Jacobson. Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art. 64-67.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Landscapes for Frankenstein.” The New York Times, Art in Review, August 1.
2007 Benedetti, Christine. “Like Color...,” Time Out Denver, February 9 - 15: 14, cover image.
Brenneman, Christine. “Big bold and bright.” Marin Independent Journal, January 30: D1-D2, cover image.
McDowell, Tara. “Sarah Cain.” 2006 Seca Art Award. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2007.
Janku, Laura Richard. “San Francisco 2006 SECA Art Award: Sarah Cain, Kota Ezawa, Amy Francheschini, Mitzi Pederson, Leslie Shows at SFMOMA.”
Art Ltd, March: 22.
MacMillan, Kyle. “Color makes a comeback in this Aspen show.” The Denver Post, March 30: 1FF and 7FF.
Ruiz, Alma. “Juror’s Comments.” New American Paintings: Juried Exhibitions-In-Print 73, Volume 13, Issue 6: 4-5, 32-35.
2006 Buuck, David. “Sarah Cain at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.” Artweek, November, Volume 37, Issue 9: 12-13, cover image.
Orden, Abraham. “San Francisco Days.” ArtNet, October 11, http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/orden/orden10-11-06.asp.
Feinstein, Lea. “Art Beat.” SF Weekly, May 27: 41.
A Tale of Two Cities: Busan-Seoul/Seoul-Busan. Busan Biennale, 2006: 156-157.
Baker, Kenneth. “Art Notes.” San Francisco Chronicle, 16 May 2006: E2.
Cash, Stephanie. “Report From San Francisco II; New and Now.” Art in America, January.
Feinstein, Lea. “Sarah Cain: I Believe We Are Believers.” SF Weekly, September 26.
2005 Schaefer, Carey Ann. Book of Small. Vancouver: Canadian Council for the Arts, 2005.
Schaefer, Carey Ann. “The Work of Sarah Cain,” Open Space Catalog, 2005.
2004 Knobel, Kyle. “Interview with Sarah Cain.” Record/Play, April: 8 -11.
2003 Westbrook, Lindsey. “Sarah Cain: New Work.” SF Bay Guardian, February 5: 79.
Buuck, David. “What We Saw When We Got There at The Lab.” Artweek, March.