Sadie Barnette is from Oakland, California. She earned her BFA from CalArts and her MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally at venues including The Studio Museum in Harlem (where she was Artist in Residence), the California African American Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, The Mistake Room, Self Help Graphics, Charlie James Gallery, Ever Gold Projects, Papillion Gallery, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, and Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa. Named as one of the “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know” by the Huffington Post, Barnette has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian UK, Artforum, Vogue, and Fader magazine, among other publications. Her work is in the permanent collections of museums such as Brooklyn Museum, The Pérez Art Museum in Miami, the California African American Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. She lives and works in Oakland, CA and Compton, CA and is represented by Fort Gansevoort, New York and Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles.
2012 Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, CA 2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2019 The New Eagle Creek Saloon, ICA LA, Los Angeles, CA
Solo Presentation, The Armory Art Fair, New York, NY
Phone Home, Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD), San Francisco, CA 2018 Untitled Miami, Miami Beach, Miami, FL
Black Sky, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Dear 1968,..., Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
2017 Dear 1968,..., Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA Compland, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY Dear 1968,..., Manetti Shrem Museum, UC Davis, Davis, CA Do Not Destroy, Curated by Alexandra Giniger, Baxter St at CCNY, New York, NY 2016 FROM HERE, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA Superfecta, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2013 Composed and Performed, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2012 Everything, All The Time, Always, Double Break Gallery, San Diego, CA 2010 Light/Weight, Zughaus Gallery, Berkeley, CA Graph, Visual Arts Department, UCSD 2008 Baby Needs New Shoes, Fur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2006 LA Face With A Oakland Booty, CalArts Lime Gallery, Valencia, CA
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Brown, Brandon. “Sadie Barnette”, Art in America, April.
Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary, California African American Museum (CAAM),
Los Angeles, CA
March 8 – August 25
2018 Bay Area Now 8, YBCA, San Francisco, CA, September 7 – March 24 2019
Emory Douglas: Bold Visual Language, LACE, Los Angeles, CA July 7 – August 26
Reclamation! Pan-African from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA, March 03 – September 2018
2017 Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance, MOCAD, Detroit, MI
Black is a Color, Curated by Essence Harden, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Over the Rainbow, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Capitalism, Oakland, CA
Excerpt, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
A New Look, Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL
Now More Than Always, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO
March Madness, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY
A Mere Sum of Parts, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Humanity Today, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, Oakland Museum of California Taking Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA Life During Wartime, Diane Rosentein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA After Pop Life, Curated by Glen Helfand, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA Southland, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA March Madness, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY 2015 Young, Gifted and Black, Curated by Hank Willis Thomas, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa Everything, Everyday, Artist in Residence exhibition, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY That’s On Me, curated by Lauren Halsey, Paris Blues, New York, NY American Survey Pt. 1, Papillion, Los Angeles, CA Incognito 2015, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA The Silence of Ordinary Things, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, CA 2014 At Sixes and Sevens, Pieter, Los Angeles, CA Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA 5 Year Anniversary, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco CA 2013 Present Tense Future Perfect, Curated by Teka Selman, Carol Jazzar Gallery, Miami, FL Connection, Reflection, Curated by Nikki Pressley, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Art Intersections, Smithsonian Asian-Latino “pop-up” museum, Washington, DC The Matter at Hand, Dagny + Barstow, New York, NY 2012 FORE, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY Sueños Libres, West Coast Soñazos, Self Help Graphics, East Los Angeles, CA More Real Than Life, Southwestern College Gallery, San Diego, CA 2011 Gravity//Trajectory, curated by Louis Schmidt, Double Break Gallery, San Diego, CA Last Time it was Gray, two person show with Ian Johnson, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA Adrift: A Raft, curated by Rujeko Hockley, Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA 2010 You Knew This Was Coming, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2009 We Live Inside, Visual Arts Gallery, UCSD, San Diego, CA 2007 The Pyramid Show, Monte Vista Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2006 Stomping Ground, Lucy Florence Gallery, Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA Slam!, Tilford Art Group, Los Angeles, CA BLING, Curated by Mark Greenfield, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA Boroughs of Los Angeles, William Grant Still Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2018 Artist in Residence, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhagen, ME
The Carmago Foundation, Cassis France
2017 Artadia Awardee, San Francisco, CA Art Matters Grant awardee 2016 Artist in Residence, The Hermitage, Englewood, FL 2015 Artist in Residence, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY 2012 Vermont Studio Center residency fellowship, Johnson, VT 2011 Thurgood Marshall College artist in residence, University of California, San Diego, CA 2009 Diversity Fellowship Award, University of California, San Diego, CA 2004 Undergraduate Multicultural Scholarship, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA 2002 Youth Catalyst Grant, City of Oakland, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL
Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
California African American Museum (CAAM), Los Angeles, CA
Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Cooper, Matt. “Museums in L.A. this week: Betye Saar Exhibit at LACMA and more”, Los Angeles Times,
Calderón, Trina. “Best of L.A. Arts: Fall Art Preview Pick: Sadie Barnette at ICA LA”, LA Weekly, August 21.
Samudzi, Zoe. “Sadie Barnette’s Homage to Her Father and the First Black Owned Gay Bar in San Francisco”,
Hyperallergic, June 19.
Lefebvre, Sam. “SF's First Black-Owned Gay Bar Offered Refuge from Racism in the '90s Queer Scene”
KQED, Arts, June 4.
Brown, Brandon. “Sadie Barnette”, Art in America, April 2019.
“Sadie Barnette: The New Eagle Creek Saloon”, San Francisco Chronicle, May 11.
“’Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary’ at California African American Museum”, Blouin Artinfo,
Binlot, Ann. “Sadie Barnette explores a Black Panther-infused family history at The Armory Show”, Document,
“The Armory Show Announces Winners of Presents Booth, Pommery and Etant donnés Prizes”, ARTFORUM,
Durón, Maximilíano and McMahon, Katherine. “Scenes from the 2019 Armory Show”, Art News, March 6, 2019.
Campbell, Andy. “Sadie Barnette”, ARTFORUM, March.
Kane, Peter Lawrence. “Sparkle Pizzazz: The Art of Sadie Barnette”, SF Weekly, February 6.
Neilson, Laura. “9 Contemporary Artists Set to Have a Buzzy 2019” , WSJ., January 31.
Desmarais, Charles.“‘Data, Disinformation and the Black Experience’ at Guerrero Gallery”, Datebook,
2018 “Art Basel Miami Day 4”, The Eye of Photography, December 19.
Goldstein, Caroline. “Black Lives Matter Activist Patrisse Cullors Is Bringing the Movement to Miami With a
Series of Talks, Shows, and Merchandise”, Artnet, Art News, December 6.
Sayej, Nadja, “Art Basel Miami: how this year's fair aims to increase diversity” ,The Guardian, December 4.
Rees, Lucy, “16 Buzzworthy Artists to Watch at Art Basel, Untitled, and NADA in Miami” Galerie Magazine,
Boyd, Herb, “The revolutionary potential of Black Forum Records”, Amsterdam News, November 29.
Ross Goodman, Abigail, Epstein, Molly, Beshears, Laura. “Art For Rollins”, Cornell Fine Arts Musuem,
Cohn, Gabe, “Peggy Cooper Cafritz Leaves Collection to Two Arts Institutions”, The New York Times,
Neuendorf, Henri.”Here Are the 150 Artists Making Billboards for Every US State as Part of Hank Willis T
Thomas’s Midterm Election Project”, Artnet news, October 9.
ArtForum Editors. “Peggy Cooper Cafritz Bequeths Major Collection to Harlem’s Studio Museum”, ArtForum,
Desmarais, Charles. "YBCA Announces Artists in Influential Triennial Exhibition", SFGate, June 5.
Ishisaka, Naomi. “How the Black Panther Party lives on – in photos and beyond”, Crosscut, May 9.
Bowen, Will. “Closing art exhibit depicts climate change dangers at UCSD's University Art Gallery in La Jolla”, La Jolla Light, May 2.
Artsy Editors. “The Artsy Vanguard: Breakout Talents”, Artsy, April 30.
Fernandes, Rachel Michelle. “Class not dismissed, part 3: The museum is the message”, San Diego
CityBeat, April 18.
CityBeat Staff. “Dear 1968,...; Scissors, Paper, Stone and Taco & Tequila Music Festival”, San Diego CityBeat, April 17.
Dellas, Mary. “Celebrating the Visual Legacy of the Black Panther Party Seattle”, The Cut, April 17.
Jennewein, Chris. “‘Dear 1968’ and ‘Meeting Ground’ Opening at MCASD Downtown”, Times of San Diego, April 15.
"Who Does Beyoncé Collect? See the Queen Bey's Fierce Art Collection", Artspace, February 2018
2017 Simmons William J. “Sadie Barnette: Young Artists 2018” CULTURED MAGAZINE, December 2017
Busch Benjamin "Chart Evidence of the Inhuman, and the Inhumanity of Evidence” ARTSLANT,
December 18 2017
Wyma, Chloe. “Sadie Barnette, Fort Gansevoort” Artforum, December 2017
“Confidential: Surveilling Black Lives Matter”, Aljazeera, November 15, 2017
Eckardt, Stephanie. "Beyoncé and Jay-Z Have Been on an Art-Buying Romp All Around New York", W Magazine, September 19.
Ramshaw, Emily. "Sadie Barnette Made Art of Her Father's Black Panther FBI File" Coveteur
Mohr, Ian. "Jay-Z and Beyoncé privately tour hot new art show", New York Post, Page Six, September 18.
"Announcing the 2017 Artadia Awardees", Artadia, September 7. Korman, Sam. “Sadie Barnette: Do Not Destroy”, Artreview, April Issue. Harden, Essence. “Sadie Barnette and Essence Harden in Conversation”, Performa-Arts.Org, March 7. Gore, Sydney. “How The Daughter Of A Black Panther Is Making Art Out Of Her Father’s Legacy”, Nylon Magazine, February 4. Lehrer, Adam. “When Sadie Barnette Learned The FBI Kept Records On Her Dad’s Activism, She Saw Potential For Art”, Forbes, January 20. Rawley, Lena. “This Black Panther Leader’s Daughter Reclaimed His FBI File As Art”, The Cut, January 19. Sargent, Antwuan. “This Artist Turned Her Father’s 500-Page File Into Arts”, Artsy Editorial, January 19. Bengal, Rebecca. “Sadie Barnette Turned Her Black Panther Father’s FBI File Into Art”, Vogue, January 19. Harris, Marquita. “artist sadie barnette is reclaiming her black panther father’s fbi file”, i-D.vice, January 19. 2016 Yates, Taylor. “Sadie Barnette”, Selfish Magazine, July 25. Hockley, Rujeko. “Conversation with Rujeko Hockley”, SFAQ, February 29. Knight, Christopher. “Sadie Barnette’s Superfecta and the bets of the art world,” Los Angeles Times, February 1. 2015 Edwards, Adrienne. “The Specified Universal in Sadie Barnette’s Art,” exhibition catalogue for Everything Everyday at Studio Museum in Harlem. Cotter, Holland. “Review: ‘Everything, Everyday’ Explores Affinities at Studio Museum in Harlem,” New York Times, Art & Design online. 2012 Archery, Karen. “Time Travel,” exhibition catalogue for FORE at Studio Museum in Harlem. Merjian, Ara H. “Review: FORE, The Studio Museum in Harlem,” Artforum online.
LECTURES AND ARTIST TALKS
2017 “Black Radical Aesthetics & Visibility,” Sadie Barnette and Rodney Barnette with Sampada Aranke, Oakland Book Festival “South of Pico book launch,” Dr. Kellie Jones with Sadie Barnette and Ashley James, Studio Musuem in Harlem “The Artist’s Reflection on the Archive,” James A Porter Colloquium, Howard University "Creative Mornings: Sadie and Rodney Barnette in Conversation," Oakland Museum of California "Visiting Artist: Sadie Barnette," San Francisco Art Institute, 2017 2016 “Abstraction to Visual Order,” Black Portraiture(s)III conference, Johannesburg, South Africa “Black Power to Black Lives Matter,” The Underground Museum, Los Angeles, California 2015 “The Artist’s Voice: Sadie Barnette interviews her father Rodney Barnette,” at Studio Museum in Harlem, New York “WNYC presents Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artists in Residence in conversation,” at The Green Space, New York 2013 “The Artist’s Voice: West Coast Vernacular,” Sadie Barnette, Noah Davis and Brenna Youngblood with Franklin Sirmans, at Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
2015 How To Vol. 2, written and published by Sadie Barnette, New York 2013 NOTHING, written and published by Sadie Barnette, Los Angeles, CA 2012 How To, written and published by Sadie Barnette, San Diego, CA XO, written and published by Sadie Barnette, San Diego, CA Box of Books Vol. 7, ed. Darin Klein, Los Angeles, CA 2010 Plus One, by Sadie Barnette, Gravity//Trajectory Publishing, San Diego, CA