Sarah Dineen

Sarah Dineen is an American artist living and working in NYC.

Sarah Dineen was born in Brewster, Massachusetts. She has shown her work widely in the United States, including the Edward Hopper House Art Center and Museum, Nyack; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn; LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York; Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, New York, Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. She has attended artist residencies at the Golden Foundation, Columbia University, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She holds a BFA from Montserrat College of Art and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she lives and works.

Certain Dark Things is an ongoing series of large-scale paintings born from Pablo Neruda’s Sonnet XVII. The series addresses painting as a physical force, both in its materiality and in its capacity to echo the properties of sculpture and architecture. It brings together poetry and abstraction as a platform and sanctuary for viewers to find space for interpretation.

Dineen has used Neruda’s poem as a place to begin and a place to pull imagery from its themes of secrecy, love and darkness. As the series has evolved the forms have simplified, the velocity of mark making has slowed, and the idea of presence and monumentality have come to the forefront. The viewer is asked to find their own presence and their own body in relation to the presence of these large-scale forms. The forms themselves symbolize the body as a container for the self, a vast space of imagination and pure potential, pushing out into the world on its own terms, making its own rules about how much to reveal and how much to conceal.

EDUCATION
MFA School of Visual Arts, New York, NY,
BFA Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

RESIDENCIES/WORKSHOPS

2013 SAM AND ADELE GOLDEN FOUNDATION RESIDENCY, New Berlin, New York

2012 ADVANCED PAINTING INTENSIVE, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY
THINKING WORKING SPACE with Judy Pfaff, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA
2009 PAINTING/MIXED MEDIA SUMMER RESIDENCY, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
SARAH DINEEN – CERTAIN DARK THINGS (September 2016 – January 2017) The Gallery@1GAP at Richard Meier on Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Suzy Spence
2013
CERTAIN DARK THINGS, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Yarmouth, MA
2012
ART AND ARIAS, Open Studio Collaboration with Cape Cod Opera, Brewster, MA
2011
UNLEASHED, Western Kentucky University Ivan Wilson Center for Fine Arts, Bowling Green, KY

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
LIGHT OF INTERIORS, El Museo Los Sures, Brooklyn, NY
BEAUTY, Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York, NY, curated by Michael Berube and Keena Gonzalez
WISH YOU WERE HERE 15, A.I.R. Gallery Annual Postcard Show, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY
SMALL WORKS BARUCH, Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College, New York, NY, curated by Richard Timperio
CONSTELLATIONS, 301 Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
VISUAL AIDS, 18th Annual Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, NY
SIDESHOW NATION IV: THRU THE RABBIT HOLE, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2012 Grant Review Committee, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA
2011 Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
2009-12 School to Careers Mentoring Program, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA