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.


Sarah Faux has held solo exhibitions at Hales Gallery (NYC), M+B (Los Angeles), Capsule Shanghai (Shanghai), and Stems Gallery (Brussels), among others. She has shown in numerous group exhibitions including at Her Clique (Lisbon), Sim Smith (London), Loyal Gallery (Stockholm), Althius Hofland Fine Arts (Amsterdam), Fredericks & Freiser (NYC), and The New York Studio School (NYC). Faux’s paintings have been written about in Artsy, Cultured Magazine, Modern Painters, Hyperallergic, i-D Vice, Lux, Surface and more. Faux has been the recipient of many residencies and grants, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2023), a Keyholder Fellowship at the Lower East Side Printshop, NYC (2018-19), artist residencies at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY (2017, 2012) and the Yale School of Art’s Gloucester Painting Prize, Gloucester, MA (2014). Sarah Faux holds an MFA in Painting from Yale University and a joint BA/BFA from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. She was born in Boston, MA, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.