Sarah McEneaney

From the Lasher-Callowhill Rail Park, 2019

acrylic on wood

48 x 66 inches

Sarah McEneaney Setting Sun's

Setting Sun's, 2018
acrylic on wood panel
24 x 24 inches

Sarah McEneaney, New Yard

New Yard, 2018
acrylic on wood panel
30 x 48 inches

Sarah McEneaney

Enter Julius, 2019

acrylic and collage on wood

48 x 72 inches

Sarah McEneaney, Cats SPS

Cats SPS, 2018
acrylic on wood panel
30 x 24 inches

Sarah McEneaney Locks Gallery Painting Studio

Studio, 2016

acrylic on wood

36 x 48 inches

Sarah McEneaney Locks Gallery

When You Wish, 2015
acrylic on linen
48 1/2 x 72 1/2 inches

Sarah McEneaney Locks Gallery Painting Mango and Lang

Mango and Lang, 2016
acrylic on Yupo paper mounted on wood
11 x 14 inches

Sarah McEneaney Locks Gallery

Dog Heaven, 2008
egg tempera on linen
36 x 48 inches

Sarah McEneaney Studio 2015  Locks Gallery Painting

Studio, 2015
acrylic on wood
36 x 48 inches

Sarah McEneaney Trestletown Locks Gallery

Trestletown, North from Goldtex, 2013
egg tempera on wood
36 x 48 inches
Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Artist Bio

Sarah McEneaney received her certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1979. That same year, McEneaney was included in the exhibition Philadelphia New Talent at Locks Gallery, which was her first gallery show. Since then, she has had solo museum shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Mills College Art Museum, CA; and the List Gallery, Swarthmore College, PA. She has been in over seventy group shows throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and had consistent solo exhibitions in New York and Philadelphia over the last twenty years. McEneaney is the recipient of the Yaddo Fellowship (2006, 2005, 1997, 1995), the Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2002, 2001, 1993), the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2000), the MacDowell Colony Fellowship (1998), and the Chianti Foundation Residency (2009), among others.

McEneaney works as both an artist and community activist in Philadelphia. Working primarily in egg tempera, her paintings are characterized by their autobiographical content, detailed brushwork, and brilliant color. Having her hand in every step of the work, she mixes her paint from egg yolk and powdered pigment, while making her gesso from powdered limestone and rabbit-skin glue. McEneaney's intimate subject matter focuses on daily scenes from her home, studio, travels, and neighborhood. Her work is in numerous public collections including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and the Mills College Art Museum.

Writing
Sarah McEneaney: Hyperallergic By: Stan MirOctober, 2016
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Sarah McEneaney: The Philadelphia Inquirer By Samantha MelamedSeptember 2016
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Sarah McEneaney: Art in AmericaMarch 2014
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Sarah McEneaney: Title MagazineNovember 18, 2013

"Sarah McEneaney, Trestletown” by Daniel Gerwin 

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Sarah McEneaney: City PaperNovember 14, 2013

"Trestle Time Machine" by Annette Monnier

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Sarah McEneaney: Hidden CityOctober 29, 2013

"The Viaduct At The Heart Of Her Life And Art" by Nathaniel Popkin 

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Sarah McEneaney: Title MagazineApril 5, 2013

"Sarah McEneaney at the Ballgame" by Jeffrey Bussman