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b. 1986, USA

Sarah Faux Biography

In her paintings, Sarah Faux merges the seemingly disparate strands of figurative representation and gestural abstraction to construct sensual situations where raw female bodies drift in a state of liminality. Faux crops her subjects to focus on specific body parts, a compositional strategy that pulls the audience into an intimate, first-person perspective. Unable to identify a pronounced figure, we find ourselves gazing into flattened fields of color, parsing the faintly discernible scenes with a curious grin.

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Sarah Faux (b. 1986, Boston) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Faux received her MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art in 2015. She received a joint BA/BFA from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Faux has had solo exhibitions at Capsule Shanghai (Shanghai, China), Cuevas Tilleard (New York, USA), Thierry Goldberg Gallery (New York, USA) and at Stems Gallery (Brussels, Belgium). Faux's work has been exhibited in group shows nationally and internationally, including at Fredericks & Freiser (New York, USA), ltd los angeles (Los Angeles, USA), and Shoot the Lobster (New York, USA). Faux has participated in several residencies including Yaddo (New York, USA), Cuevas Tilleard Projects (Lamu, Kenya) and a fellowship at the Ox-bow School of Art (USA). In 2020 she will be artist in residence at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel (Shanghai, China).

Her paintings have been written about in Cultured Magazine, artcritical, Surface Magazine, Modern Painters, The Wall Street Journal, Interview Magazine, Hyperallergic, Artsy and Artsy Asia, among others. Her solo project is presented at Frieze New York 2019 in Frame section by Capsule Shanghai.

Sarah Faux Featured Artworks

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Dozes by Sarah Faux contemporary artwork painting, print
Sarah FauxDozes, 2019Monotype on paper
105 x 94.5 cm (incl frame)
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Bluet 蓝花草 by Sarah Faux contemporary artwork painting
Sarah FauxBluet 蓝花草, 2020Oil, pigment and dye on cut canvas
169 x 133.5 cm
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Capsule Shanghai
Tried to Be Two 试图一分为二 by Sarah Faux contemporary artwork painting
Sarah FauxTried to Be Two 试图一分为二, 2020Oil, pigment and dye on cut canvas
183 x 104.5 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Perfect for Her 于她完美 by Sarah Faux contemporary artwork print
Sarah FauxPerfect for Her 于她完美, 2019Monotype on paper
105 x 94.5 cm (incl frame)
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Capsule Shanghai
Looked in the Water and Saw Myself by Sarah Faux contemporary artwork print
Sarah FauxLooked in the Water and Saw Myself, 2019Monotype on paper
105 x 94.5 cm (incl frame)
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Capsule Shanghai
Headrush 眩晕 by Sarah Faux contemporary artwork painting
Sarah FauxHeadrush 眩晕, 2020Oil, pigment and dye on cut canvas
152.4 x 96.5 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
The Half-Light 暗光 by Sarah Faux contemporary artwork print
Sarah FauxThe Half-Light 暗光, 2019Monotype on paper
105 x 94.5 cm (incl frame)
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Capsule Shanghai
Glam 魅力 by Sarah Faux contemporary artwork print
Sarah FauxGlam 魅力, 2019Monotype on paper
105 x 94.5 cm (incl frame)
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Capsule Shanghai

Sarah Faux Recent Exhibitions

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