Born 1981, Pasadena, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


2011 MFA University of California, Los Angeles, CA
2007 BFA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2003 BA (Mathematics), Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Gate Paintings , Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2013 The Women , Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Transference and Speculation , James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 Instruments of Culture , James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Beyond the Gaze: Women Painting Women,
Garis & Hahn, New York, NY In the Footsteps of the Masters , Dryansky Gallery, San Francisco, CA Obversations,  Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2015 Angels With Dirty Faces, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna, Austria At First You Don’t Succeed , CCS Gallery, UC Santa Barbara, CA
2014 Sargent’s Daughters, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY Are Friends Electric, Act I (curated by Manual History Machines), Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA Are Friends Electric, Act II (curated by Manual History Machines)  , Peggy Phelps and East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
2013 Rogue Wave ’13 (15 Artists From Los Angeles) , L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
First Anniversary Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture and Photographs , Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA Paradox Maintenance Technicians, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2012 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Recipients , CUE Art Foundation, New York, Alpaca: Figure, Form, Abstraction, A Travelling Group Exhibition, BB Galerie, Berlin, Germany; 1k Projects Space, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Rhizome Galerie, Paris, France Ground Control , 5790projects, Los Angeles, CA Seven Young LA Painters I Like, George Lawson Gallery, Culver City, CA
2010 Liberty Control , RAiR at Duende Studios, Rotterdam, Netherlands New Insight, Art Chicago/NEXT, Chicago, IL 2009 MFA Now (curated by Adam Rogers and Judy Chicago), Praxis International, Miami, FL


2011 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant
2010 Residency, Stitching Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2008 MFA NOW International Painting Competition award winner Selected


2015 Grant Johnson, “Reviews in Brief,”
Modern Painters , December 2015 Issue, pp 109 Evan Moffit, “Exhibition Review,” Art in America , November 2015 Issue Maxwell Williams, “Sarah Awad Locks Us Out and Lets Us In with her Lush Gate Paintings,” Artsy Editorial , October 6, 2015 Eve Wood, “Pick of the Week,” Artillery , September 17, 2015 Andy Brummer, “Sarah Awad: Gate Paintings,” ArtScene , September 2015
2014 “State of the Art: Q & A with Anthony Barzilay Freund and Mallory Evans,” Luxe Magazine , Spring 2014 Issue, pp. 15 Eve Wood, “Review Sarah Awad: The Women,” Art Ltd , January/February issue Jason Ramos, “Literally Figurative: Sarah Awad,” New American Paintings Blog , February 26 , 2014 Harper’s Magazine , Readings Section, October Issue
2013 David Pagel, “Nude Women but with Attitude,” Los Angeles Times , October 30, 2013 Catlin Moore and Matthew Gardocki, “ Emergent Presence, Fresh Faces in Art: 8 LA Artists You Should Know,” Fabrik Magazine , Issue 22 Christopher Pate, “L.A. in the Summer”, Installation Magazine , August Issue Catlin Moore, “Rogue Wave 2013 at L.A. Louver,” Daily Serving , August 15, 2013 David Pagel, “Art Review: Rogue Wave is at L.A. Louver is a micro-biennial at its best,” Los Angeles Times , August 2, 2013
2012 Erin Langer, “ Unsolved Collections: The Paintings of Sarah Awad’s Transference and Speculation,” New American Paintings Blog , November 30, 2012 Leah Ollman, “Art Review: Seven Young Los Angeles Painters I like at George Lawson,” Los Angeles Times , March 1, 2012
2011 Steven Zevitas, “12 Must See Painting Shows in the U.S.: September,” Huffington Post Arts & Culture online , September 11, 2011 Erin Langer, “The Atmosphere of Painted Spaces: Sarah Awad and Storm Tharp,” New American Paintings Blog , September 9, 2011