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1984   Born in Columbia, South Carolina

            Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY



2016   MFA Painting, Hunter College, New York, NY

2006   BA Studio Art, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC



2022    Sacrifices, Maria Bernheim, Zurich, Switzerland, CH 

2021    Self Care, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY


2020    Tenderizer, Galerie Maria Bernheim, Zurich, Switzerland, CH 

             Power Play, Sargent's Daughters Gallery, New York, NY 


2019    Soft, Pink, and Warm, Deanna Evans Projects, New York, NY (two person)


2018    Night Feeding, Crush Curatorial, New York, NY 


2016    MFA Thesis Show, Hunter Art Gallery, New York, NY


2023    Public Private, Pond Society, Shanghai, China (forthcoming)

             Death of Beauty, Sargent’s Daughters, Los Angeles, CA

2022    I’m Stepping High, I’m Drifting, And There I Go Leaping, Xiao Museum of Contemporary        

             Art, Suzhou, China

             Finger Bang, Perrotin, Paris, France

             Ojos de Perro Azul, Marinaro Gallery, New York, NY

             PERSON(A), Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY

             Fire, Figure, Fantasy, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, FL

             Sweet Lust, White Cube, Paris, France

             GLOSS, Tick Tack, Antwerp, Belgium

2021    Inventaire, Musée D’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

             The Artist Is Online, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany

             Body Double, Galerie Maria Bernheim, London, England 

             Cake Show, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA


2020    My Flannel Knickers, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY

  Friends and Friends of Friends, Schlossmuseum, Linz, Austria


2019    Cruise, Kidman, Kubrick, Maria Bernheim Gallery, Zurich Switzerland 

             Fingertips, Carl Kostyal Gallery, London, England

             Malmo Sessions, Carl Kostyal Gallery, Malmo, Sweden

             Big Ringer, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

             Dark Spring, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY

             Body Parts, Maria Bernheim Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland    

             Surreality, Crush Curatorial, New York, NY

             News from Nowhere, Gutstein Gallery at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA      


2018    Paper Cuts, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 

             Tender Arrangements, Super Dutchess Gallery, New York, NY

             RE_ARRANGE, Juxtapoz Projects at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

             Wunderkammer: An Epistemological Buffet, KH7 Artspace, Aarhus, Denmark              


2017    The Flat Files: Year Five, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY

             Paper Cuts, Tripp Gallery, London, UK 

             Friends You May Know, Ortega y Gasset, Brooklyn, NY


2016   MFA Thesis Show, Hunter Art Gallery, New York, NY


            Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.

            The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria

            Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, Florida

            Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, Florida

            Musée D’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

            Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

            Orange County Museum of Art

            Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

            Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art, Suzhou, China

            Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

            Zabludowicz Collection, London, England


2023    Dozier, Ayanna, "Why Leonor Fini's Seductive Surrealist Paintings are Resonating with Collectors Today" Artsy, February 22, 2023

2022   Westall, Mark, “Sweet Lust A Group Show Curated by Michele Lamy & Mathieu Paris That Investigates Preconceptions of the Body.” Fad-                   Magazine, February 24, 2022

           Gibbs, Kate, “Landmark Acquisitions Reflect the Hishorn’s Expansive Curatorial Mission and Programming” Smithsonian, August 24, 2022

Bogojev, Sasha, “The Well of Fucked-upness”, Juxtapoz, January 31, 2022. print.

"The Stand-Ins: Figurative Painting from the Zabludowicz Collection", The Zabludowicz Collection, September 2022

Dozier, Ayanna, “Women Artist are Painting fresh Visions of Sex with A Surrealist Twist”, Artsy, August 11, 2022
Garbrick, Hugh, “Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Expands Collection with Artworks from More Than 60 Artists”, Wtop news, August 28, 2022

           Celeux-Lanval, Maïlys, “La Main, Motif Infini de L’art Contemporain”, Beaux Arts, September 22, 2022

2021 Yamashita, Yukako, “Women in Art”, Harper’s Bazaar Japan, December, 2021

"Artists to Follow in 2022“, Harper’s Bazaar Latin America, 2021

Slenske, Michael, “Step Inside a Dazzling Los Angeles Home Packed with Works by Emerging Artists”, Galerie Magazine, December 3, 2021

Lakin, Max, “Sarah Slappey”, Artforum, November, 2021, print

Murphy, Emily, “Phantom Limbs”, Hi-Fructose, November, 2021. print

Kamp, Justin, “Sarah Slappey Gets Down to the Body in ‘Self Care’”, Observer, October 5, 2021

“Last Days for Self Care: Sarah Slappey @ Sargent’s Daughters”, Juxtapoz, October 1, 2021

White, Kate, “How Does Rising Artist Sarah Slappey Stay Mellow While Painting Scenes of ‘Quiet Violence’? A Soothing Studio Soundtrack” Artnet, September 21, 2021

Moran, Justin, “John Waters Spilled His Popper at this Palmo Springs ‘House Parte’”, Paper, August 17, 2021

Meier, Anika, “Insta Watchlist: Sarah Slappey ‘Today Surrealism is Female Dominated’”, monopol magazine, March 2, 2021

2020  Murell, Venessa, “Friends & Friends of Friends”: Keeping friends close & communities closer”, Something Curated, December 22, 2020   

Bogojev, Sasha, “Friends and Friends of Friends”, Juxtapoz, December 31, 2020

"Sarah Slappey, Sensuality, Tension and Distension", Joia Magazine, October 12, 2020. Print. 

Chan Jim, Amber, “Show the beauty of naked women with surrealism!” Taiwan GQ, November 3, 2020

“Tenderizer: Sarah Slappey @ Galerie Maria Bernheim”, Juxtapoz, October 28, 2020

Estiller, Keith, “Sarah Slappey Releases Fleshy ‘Tied Up II’ Lithograph Edition”, Hyperart, October 19, 2020

Fontaine, Pearl, “Sarah Slappey Removes Shame from the Nude Female Form”, Whitewall, September 11, 2020

“Sarah Slappey: Tenderizer”, My Art Guides, September 11, 2020

“A World Apart” , Elephant Magazine, Summer 2020. Print

“Women Artists That Sold at Frieze New York”, Art She Says, May 20, 2020

“Price Check! Here’s What Sold - and for how much”, Arnet, May 13, 2020

Woolbright, Andrew Paul, “Phantom Body: Weightless bodies, Avatars, and the end of skin”, Whitehot Magazine, April, 2020

Indrisek, Scott, “How Artists Are Staying Creative through COVID-19”, Artsy, March 23, 2020

Cohen, Aline, "5 Artists on Our Radar This March”, Artsy, March 25, 2020

White, Katie, “Editors’ Picks: 21 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week”, artnet, February 24, 2020

Bogojev, Sasha, “Sarah Slappey’s Power Play at Sargent’s Daughters”, Juxtapoz, February 12, 2020

2019  Smith, Andy, “The Oil Paintings of Sarah Slappey”, Hi-Fructose, September 19, 2019

Monté, Julia, “Sarah Slappey: Lurking in the Underbrush”, Two Coats of Paint, April 2, 2019

Fatemann, Johanna, “Dark Spring”, The New Yorker, March 18, 2019

Angeleti, Gabriella, “Three Exhibitions to See in New York This Weekend”, The Art Newspaper, March 14, 2019

Horn, Daniel, “Art Geneva 2019”, Flash Art, February 22, 2019

Artspace, “The New Surrealism: Contemporary Women Artists Against Alternative Facts”, February 23, 2019

Burns, Emily, “Interview with Sarah Slappey”, Maake Magazine, Issue 9, 2019

Nafziger, Christina, “Soft, Beautiful Horror Movie by Sarah Slappey”, Artmaze Magazine, 2019

Frears, Ella, “The Overwhelming Urge”, Stillpoint Magazine, Issue 002: Shadows, 2019


2018  ArtMaze Magazine, Issue 6


“The Stand-Ins: Figurative Painting from the Zabludowicz Collection”, The Zabludowicz Collection, September 2022


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