Sarah Conaway

Sarah Conaway (b.1972 in York, PA) received her MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including solo and two person exhibitions at The Box, Los Angeles, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zurich and Bellwether Gallery, New York, and in group exhibitions at Tanya Bonakdar, Los Angeles, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles, Gallery Diet, Miami. Her work was included in the biennial exhibition “Made In LA” at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in 2012. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She lives and works in Los Angeles.



2001            University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Fine Arts, Photography
1994             Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.  Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Cum Laude



Head of a Woman, The Box, Los Angeles, CA

Empty Vessel, The Box, Los Angeles, CA

New Works, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Frieze, London: Frame. The Box, Los Angeles: Sarah Conaway

The Fold, Iceberg Gallery, Chicago, IL

Some New Works, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY

Opposition is Essential, Julia Friedman Gallery, New York, NY

New Symmetrical Works. Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago, IL


100 Sculptures, anonymous gallery, New York, NY

100 Sculptures, anonymous gallery, Los Angeles, CA

100 Sculptures, anonymous gallery, Paris, France
Midlfe Crisis
, curated by Samantha Greenfelt, O’ Project Space, Los Angeles, CA
San Marino Health Lab, curated by William Kaminski, Dread Lounge, Los Angeles, CA

100 Sculptures, curated by Todd von Ammon and Joseph Ian Henrikson, anonymous gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Bodies of a Different Mass
, organized by Todd Baldwin, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, CA
Fictive Kin
, curated by Kathryn Pointdexter, Culver Center of the Arts, University of California, Riverside, CA

A Mere Sum of Parts, organized by Sydney Croskery, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
In Pieces: Presence and Objecthood in the Aftermath of Technology, curated by Richard Haley, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery at Wayne State University, Detriot, MI

impromptu, The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Camera of Wonders, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico

Bad Boys Bail Bonds Adopt A Highway, curated by Amanda Ross-Ho, Team (Gallery Inc.), NY
Mirror Mirror, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
Independent, New York. The Box, Los Angeles: Sarah Conaway and Barbara T. Smith, NY

Sarah Conaway and Melanie Schiff curated by Sterling Ruby, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Trains curated by Sterling Ruby, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Outlanders, The Pit, Glendale, CA 

Cast Recording, Prism, Los Angeles, CA

Pure Smoke Culture, Anthony Greaney, Boston, MA

Made in LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Formwandler, Richard Telles, Los Angeles, CA

Weird Walks Into A Room: Lisa Williamson/Sarah Conaway, The Box, Los Angeles, CA 

In the Eyes of Lions, Gallery 533, Los Angeles, CA
Sarah Conaway/Graham Hudson, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL
Suitable Video: Works from the Suitable Exhibitions Archive, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Plurielles, Gallery  64bis, Paris
Sparking bays, glistening glaciers, the midnight sun, performance with Lisa Williamson, Chung King Project, Los Angeles

I Am I A Killer, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Post Rose: Artists In and Out of Hazard Park Complex, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin
Keep Off---Death, Roski Graduate Gallery, USC Los Angeles, CA
I am Eyebeam, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

Renaissance Society Benefit, Chicago, IL

Images Festival, VMAC Gallery, Toronto, CA
Good and Bad Things Come from Explosions, PAC/Edge Festival, Athenaum Theatre, Chicago, IL

When Darkness Falls, Midway Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
At the Edge, When Darkness Falls curated by Melanie Schiff and Kristen VanDeventer, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
Residency: A Benefit for Three Walls, curated by Katherine Hixson, Mule, 1R Gallery, Chicago, IL
Designs for Modern Living, private collectors home, curated by Lorelei Stewart
Art Chicago 2003, Julia Friedman Gallery Booth

Or, Polaroids, Here Theatre, New York, NY
Realm of the Lair, curated by Ben Stone and Siebren Versteeg, Joymore, Chicago, IL
Loyola Faculty Biennial, Crown Center Gallery, Chicago, IL
Hello, Hello, The LandingBrooklyn, NY
Video with Headphones, Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, curated by Jack Sloss, Chicago, IL
Love Landscape Mirrors Death, open-end art, Chicago, IL, two person show with Sterling Ruby
The Shining,  Suitable Gallery, Chicago, IL
Video Machete Benefit, curated by Art Jones, The Subterranean, Chicago, IL

How I learned to stop worrying and love the recession, Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY
Trauma Space 5, Traumaspace, Chicago, IL
Togetherness, mn gallery, Chicago, IL,   two person show with Sterling Ruby
Selzer Pants, Thomas Smart Projects, curated by Steve Reinke, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thesis Show, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
ILL., The Great Space, Chicago, IL
UICMFA@WOOD, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX, curated by Art Jones

Off Site, The Great Space, Chicago, IL
Family Portrait, ARC Gallery,  The Media Room,  Chicago, IL


Destroyer, Inc. Totemism, ArtLA 2006, Los Angeles, CA
Destroyer, Inc. Ground, ArtLA 2005, Los Angeles, CA
Destroyer, Inc., Maiden Voyage, Stray Show 2002, Chicago, IL








May 22 2015pdflink

Sarah Conaway The Box / Los Angeles


Flash Art 

By Jared Baxter

Apr 10 2015pdflink

Sarah Conaway

Artforum Critics' Pick

by Travis Diehl

full article online here

Oct 1 2014pdflink

Review: Sarah Conaway and Melanie Schiff at Taka Ishii Gallery

Art Agenda

by Taro Nettleton

Mar 8 2013pdf

Black Box Magic

By Linda Green
Mousse #37
February 2013

Jan 18 2020

Sarah Conaway - 100 Sculptures at No Gallery

Sarah Conaway is included in the traveling exhibition "100 Sculptures" 



January 18 - February 16, 2020

Opening: January 18, 2020, 6 - 9 pm

@ No Gallery - 1115 South La Brea Ave. - Los Angeles, CA 90036

Jan 5 2019

Sarah Conaway 'Head of a Woman' extended through Sat. January 19

Sarah Conaway Head of a Woman has been extended through Saturday, January 19, 2019. 

Feb 15 2017

Sarah Conaway at Charlie James Gallery

A Mere Sum of Parts
organized by Sydney Croskery

February 25 - April 1, 2017
Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles

Jun 28 2015

Sarah Conaway at Team Gallery in NYC

Sarah Conaway is part of Bad Boy Bail Bonds Adopt A Highway (curated by Amanda Ross-Ho) at Team Gallery in New York. 

Scott Marvel Cassidy, Sara Clendening, Sarah Conaway, Liz Craft, Erik Frydenborg, Michael Henry Hayden, Norm Laich, Anthony Lepore, Josh Mannis, Pentti Monkkonen, Lawrence Pollman, Melanie Schiff, Kristen Van Deventer, and Robert Wedemeyer
June 28 – July 31, 2015
Details here


Sep 7 2014


Curated by Sterling Ruby and concurrent with his solo exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery Modern (Roppongi, Tokyo), SARAH CONAWAY and MELANIE SCHIFF is a two-person exhibition of photographic works. The show runs September 9 - October 4, 2014. 

Read more HERE

Aug 23 2014

Sarah Conaway in 'Trains' a group show curated by Sterling Ruby

August 23 - September 27 at Night Gallery

Details here

Feb 27 2013

Sarah Conaway solo exhibition at Barbara Seiler Galerie

Sarah Conaway's upcoming solo exhibition at Barbara Seiler Galerie opens next week, as part of LINIE 31, a joint project of galleries and off-spaces in Zurich Aussersihl.

March 02 - April 13, 2013
Preview: Saturday, March 02, 2013 from 12 - 5 pm

Barbara Seiler
Anwandstrasse 67
8004 Zuerich

T: +41 43 317 1042

Jan 18 2012

Cast Recording opens at PRISM, featuring the work of Sarah Conaway

Cast Recording
January 18, 2013 — February 16, 2013
Opening Reception: February 18, 7-9 pm

Cast Recording draws together works that employ two distinct methods of casting ― the casting of objects and casting of characters. One is in the aid of transfiguration and the other in pursuit of personification, yet both share the intention of filling a form with a substance malleable enough to assume a given shape.

Artists in Cast Recording include Lucie Stahl, Marie Lund, Ryan Gander, Matt Hinkley, Hany Armanious, Math Bass, Sarah Conaway, Pierre Bismuth, Olga Balema, Pascual Sisto and Jayson Musson.

Cast Recording is curated by Liv Barrett and will be accompanied by a catalogue, published online, available from upon the opening of the exhibition.


8746 W. Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
T 310 289 1301
F 310 289 1302


Dec 7 2012

Sarah Conaway in Pure Smoke Culture at Anthony Greany

December 7, 2012 - January 19, 2013
Anthony Greaney proudly presents PURE SMOKE CULTURE, organized by artist Nick Kramer. This exhibition gathers diverse works by seven New York- and Los Angeles-based artists whose pieces bear the marks of process yet retain their essential form—the results of a refinement solid as particulate smog yet fanciful as smoke. A text by Sarah Conaway accompanies the exhibitio
By Sarah Conaway
Anthony Greany
450 Harrison Avenue 
Boston MA 02118
For further information, please go here.