Sarah Faux

1986 · United States

Artist biography

Sarah Faux is considered to be an emerging artist, who was born in the the United States, like other prominent artists such as L.E. Kim, Arthur Leipzig, Teodor Dumitrescu, Vincent Falsetta, and Purvis Young. Sarah Faux was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sarah Faux' work is on display in 3 galleries around the world, in countries such as Belgium, China, and the United States. Galleries include Stems Gallery in Belgium, Capsule Shanghai in China, as well as Thierry Goldberg Gallery in the United States. Sarah Faux' work has most recently been exhibited at Stems Gallery in Brussels (09 November 2017 until 23 December 2017) with the exhibition Slip. Sarah Faux' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Capsule Shanghai in China (14 October 2016 - 26 November 2016) with the name When We Become Us and Capsule Shanghai in China (01 May 2019 - 05 May 2019) with the name 'Sarah Faux' @ Frieze NY 2019. Sarah Faux' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called When We Become Us and took place at Capsule Shanghai in China from the 14 October 2016 to 26 November 2016.

Sarah Faux has seven works for sale at the moment available on Artland.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art capital. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has provided the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that flourished in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Sarah Faux

In her paintings, Sarah Faux merges the seemingly disparate strands of figurative representation and gestural abstraction to construct sensual situations where raw female bodies drift in a state of liminality. Faux crops her subjects to focus on specific body parts, a compositional strategy that pulls the audience into an intimate, first-person perspective. Unable to identify a pronounced figure, we find ourselves gazing into flattened fields of color, parsing the faintly discernible scenes with a curious grin.

Sarah Faux (b. 1986, Boston) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Faux received her MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art in 2015. She received a joint BA/BFA from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Faux has had solo exhibitions at Capsule Shanghai (Shanghai, China), M+B (Los Angeles, USA) Cuevas Tilleard (New York, USA), Thierry Goldberg Gallery (New York, USA) and at Stems Gallery (Brussels, Belgium). Faux's work has been exhibited in group shows nationally and internationally, including at Fredericks & Freiser (New York, USA), ltd los angeles (Los Angeles, USA), and Shoot the Lobster (New York, USA). Faux has participated in several residencies including Yaddo (New York, USA), Cuevas Tilleard Projects (Lamu, Kenya) and a fellowship at the Ox-bow School of Art (USA). In 2020 she will be artist in residence at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel (Shanghai, China).

Her paintings have been written about in Cultured Magazine, artcritical, Surface Magazine, Modern Painters, The Wall Street Journal, Interview Magazine, Hyperallergic, Artsy and Artsy Asia, among others. Her solo project was presented at Frieze New York 2019 in Frame section by Capsule Shanghai.

Sarah Faux

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