BIO

The Estate of Sarah Cromarty

(1982 – 2018, Los Angeles, California)
Lived and worked in Los Angeles, California

Sarah Cromarty (1980 – 2018, Los Angeles, CA) received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012, and her BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2006.  Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles at Klowden Mann, Night Gallery, Briggs Meleksetian Gallery, Charlie James Gallery, Sixspace and Circus Gallery, among many others, Bucket Rider Gallery in Chicago, POPA in Buenos Aires, Zic Zerp in Rotterdam and CANADA gallery in New York. Her work has been written about in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and White Hot Magazine, Hyperallergic and many others.  She passed away unexpectedly in 2018 at 37 years old, leaving behind a Los Angeles community devastated by her loss and committed to her legacy.

Education

2012 MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, California
2005 BFA, with Distinction, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

Solo Exhibitions

2019 EXPO Chicago, Klowden Mann, Chicago, Illinois
2018 Wizards, Healers, Portals and Prophets: A tribute to Sarah Cromarty, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
WISHFUL THINKIN’, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2016 Studies for a Bigger Picture #HANDSINTHEDARK #WeDidntStartTheFire, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2015 Scientific Magic, Harris Gallery, Laverne, California (two-person exhibition)
2014 Wizard Lounge, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Tyger Tyger, Briggs Meleksetian Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2010 Diamonds and Rust, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2007 Reflections; an art show, Sixspace, Los Angeles, California (two-person exhibition)
2006 Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (two-person exhibition)
2005 Sixspace, Los Angeles, California (two-person exhibition)

Group Exhibitions

2019 Time Wounds All Heals, curated by Daniel Gerwin, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, California
HOME: narratives of time and belonging, Klowden Mann, New York, New York
2017 Trust Fall, Gallery ALSO, Los Angeles, California
Don’t Touch The Art, Let The Art Touch You
, curated by John Knuth, Mt. San Jacinto College Fine Arts Gallery, San Jacinto, California
2016 Rosette, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles California
2014 Anthropocene, CANADA Gallery, New York, New York
Postales Desde Lugares Familiares Y Otros Sitios Poco Comunes, curated by Deanna Erdmann and Jimena Sarno, POPA, Buenos Aires
Archaic Revival, Zic Zerp, Rotterdam
Curatorial Exchange, curated by Micol Hebron and Michael Hanson, Irvine
Fine Arts Center, Irvine
2011 The Archaic Revival, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, California
2010 Supernatural, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Dark Entries, Galerie Anais, Los Angeles, California
Full of Light, curated by Dirk Knibbe, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles, California
Andre Butzer and Friends, curated by Thomas Winkler and Ulrich Wulff, Los Angeles, California
2007 One Foot High and Rising, curated by Pentti Monkonen, The Balmoral, Los Angeles, California
Project Room: Books and Records Show, Sixspace, Los Angeles, California
The Wonder of It All, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2006 Chain Letter, curated by Doug Harvey and Christian Cummings, High Energy Constructs Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Many, many, guys and girls, all real beauties, curated by Julian Hoeber, Circus of Books, Los Angeles, California
Debut, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
J.S.A., Curated by Pentti Monkonen, Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2005 The First Annual L.A. Weekly Biennial, State of Emergence: Unsuspected Cracks in the Art World Infrastructure, Curated by Doug Harvey, Los Angeles, California
Several Artists Consider Books, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Can’t See the Forest, Sixspace, Los Angeles, California
2004 Compact Space, Los Angeles, California
100 Artists See Satan, CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Fullerton, California

Awards

D’Arcy Hayman Scholarship, 2011
Resnick Scholarship, 2012
“Young Talents”, Artist in Residence, Cultural Service of the Consulate General of France, September 2005

Press

 2018 Kohatsu, Gary, “Artist Cromarty remembered,” Culver City News, December 27.
Gerwin, Daniel, “Remembering Sarah Cromarty’s Painted Portals and Prophets,” Hyperallergic, December 21.
Knuth, John, “An Exhibition at Klowden Mann Pays Tribute to Artist Sarah Cromarty,” LA Weekly, November 30.
Osberg, Annabel, “Sarah Cromarty,” Artillery, September 26.
Sarah Cromarty,” Wall Street International Magazine, September 20.
 2013 Dambrot, Shana Nys, “Sarah Cromarty @ Anna Meliksetian and MJ Briggs,” White Hot Magazine, May.
Wagley, Catherine, “Five Artsy Things To Do In LA This Week,” LA Weekly Blog, February 13.
Pomonis, Mary Anna, “Sarah Cromarty,” The Make Blog, March 2.
2011 Harvey, Doug, “The Archaic Revival,” Blouin Art Info, February 11.
2008 Miles, Christopher, “Best in Show 2008,” LA Weekly, December 16.
Mizota, Sharon, “Around the Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, October 8.
Miles, Christopher, “Opening Week at LA Galleries,” LA Weekly, September 10.
2007 Harvey, Doug, “Hey, Ladies!,” LA Weekly, May 2.
2006 Orden, Abraham, “The Windy Apple,” Artnet Magazine.
2005 Knight, Christopher, “Around the Galleries, Fresh Original Voices in LA,” Los Angeles Times.
Harvey, Doug, ”The First Annual L.A. Weekly Biennial, State of Emergence:Undiscovered Cracks in the Art World Infrastructure,” LA Weekly.

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