Art on a Postcard x War Child UK 2024 Part I

23 APRIL 2024 - 07 MAY 2024
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57. Sarah Miska

Dutch Braided Bun

Acrylic on paper


A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

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Sarah Miska (b. 1983, Sacramento, CA) received her BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2007and her MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2014. She has had solo exhibitions at Lyles & King,New York; Friends Indeed Gallery, San Francisco; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Hernando’s Hideaway,Miami; and griff’s, Milwaukee. Miska’s work has been featured in group shows at Praz-Delavallade, LosAngeles; Spazio Amanita, Los Angeles; Below Grand, New York; Dread Lounge, Los Angeles; Super Dutchess,New York; and Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, among others. She is a 2022 subject of “Inthe Studio,” W Magazine’s culture series. She has been featured on KCRW, reviewed in Artillery, Freize, Widewalls, Artnet, Hyperallergic, CARLA, and Arte Realizzata. Her work belongs in the permanent collections of the Institute for Contemporary Art, Miami and Long Museum, Shanghai. Miska lives and works in Los Angeles.


Sarah Miska received her MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2014

Select Exhibitions/Awards

2024 Forthcoming show at Lyles & King, New York, NY

2023 High Stakes, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2022 A Cautionary Tale, Lyles & King, New York, NY

2022 Tidy, Friends Indeed Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2022 Swept, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Impressions, Hernando’s Hideaway, Miami, FL” Night Gallery - Los Angeles, CA

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork

Sarah Miska’s paintings investigate mechanisms of control through equestrian motifs. Her unusual, constrained croppings and a masterful ability to capture intricacy expose the less refined dimensions ofEnglish riding, as wrinkles pucker on show jackets and loose horse hairs spring from ornately braided manes. The subculture’s aesthetic qualities act asa potent site for social critique; elite status and immense wealth seem as native to equestrianism as, well, horses. But Miska’s magnified contortions of hair and bodies underline the futility of total regimentation, giving way to wider considerations of power relations and their signifiers.“-text written by Jane Pugh

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