Sarah Mikenis USA, b. 1986

Sarah Mikenis is a painter based in Los Angeles.  She makes sculptural paintings, manipulating canvas to suggest an interaction between body and textile, bringing a Baroque sensibility to geometric abstraction. Her recent series of striped paintings consider the conflict between the surface of a composition and its form. 


She received a solo exhibition, New Paintings (2019), and was featured in a two-artist booth at UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach (2018). Her paintings were also included in two group shows -- The Seven Year Itch (2019) and Transfigured. (2018) at Diane Rosenstein Gallery.  


Sarah Mikenis received her MA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2009); was an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (2015); then received her MFA from University of Oregon, Eugene (2016).  Her paintings were included in New American Paintings #133 (Juried by Rita Gonzalez, LACMA), 2018. 


She is from Portland, Oregon.