Sarah Awad makes paintings that investigate complex spatial and color relationships in the context of late modernist figuration. Her compositional and narrative choices draw from art history while her process negotiates a balance between material accident and gestural
Awad received her BFA from Art Center College of Design and her MFA in Painting from UCLA.
Recent solo exhibitions include Double Field at Night Gallery (Los Angeles) and Gate Paintings at Diane Rosenstein Gallery (Los Angeles). Her paintings have been included in Rogue Wave ’13 at La Louver and group exhibitions in Copenhagen, Vienna, New York, Seattle, Rotterdam, and Miami. She received the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA grant in 2011 and her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Modern Painter, and New American Painting. She has also taught at Art Center College of Design and Cal State Fullerton.