Sara Bright

Sara Bright
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Sara Bright earned her MFA from the University of California Berkeley and received her BA in Studio Art and English literature from Wesleyan University. In 2010, Sara attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and in 2007 was an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center. Sara's work has been shown in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles at venues including the Berkeley Art Museum, the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Verge Gallery, and the UCLA Wight Gallery. In 2009, she was awarded the Calder Hayes / Tevis Jacobs / BAM Council Founders Award from University of California Berkeley.


2010    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2009    University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. MFA, Art Practice
2003    Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. BA, Studio Art and English

Selected Exhibitions

2016   Nothing You've Ever Done Before, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (forthcoming)
2015   Sara Bright, frescoes, George Lawson Gallery
2013   Sara Bright and Andy Byers, same song: new paper and ceramic works, George Lawson Gallery Los Angeles
2012   recent paintings, Special SF Project, George Lawson Gallery at 60SIX, San Francisco, CA*
2011   Sara Bright, George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA*
           Human Resources, Joe Ballweg Studio, Queens, NY
           Habitat, Explorations of Home and Shelter in Contemporary Art, California Bank of Commerce, Lafayette, CA
2010   Call and Response, Root Division, San Francisco
           PPLAZA, Para Plaza, Miami, FL
           Sara Bright (new work), SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco*
           Sara Bright: New Work, Martina Johnston Gallery, Berkeley*
           SK10, New Works from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture class of 2010, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY
           SK10, SK10 Gallery, Skowhegan, ME
           100 Records, Gallery 16, San Francisco; False Front Gallery, Portland, OR;
           Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
           Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
2009   What We Can Live With, MFA exhibition, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
           Inside Outside, Gravel and Gold, San Francisco*
           Women on Nature, curated by Emily Prince, Verge Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2008   Something That Brings Us Together, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley
           Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
2007   My Buddy, UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles
           Stranger Than Fiction, Hang Art Annex, San Francisco
           Annual Art Auction, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO
           Resident Artist Show, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO
2006   Blue, Michelle O’Connor Gallery, San Francisco
2005   Recent Works, Michelle O’Connor Gallery, San Francisco
2003   Senior Thesis Exhibition, Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
(* = solo exhibition)

Residencies and Honors

2009    The Calder Hayes / Tevis Jacobs / Berkeley Art Museum Council Founders Award
2007-2009    Full Tuition Grant, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2007    Artist in Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO, Jan-April