Sarah Hinckley is a painter living and working in Yarmouthport on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Her work is in numerous corporate and private collections.

Sarah received an M.F.A. from Columbia University with a concentration in painting, a B.F.A. from Tufts University and a diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 
 
 

Browse Sarah’s oil paintings and watercolors.

ARTIST STATEMENT

"Painting is how I know what I am thinking, feeling and where I am going. It is how I filter all that is in the world around me."

  Photo: Margaret Neill

Photo: Margaret Neill

My earliest inspiration for painting came from my childhood on Cape Cod, surrounded by color fields of water, marsh, beach and sky.  Later, the works of Marc Rothko, Agnes Martin, Monet and the formalist painters of the 60's challenged my visual imagination and led me to explore greater depth in my paintings. I travel often and seek out art for inspiration... I find it in paintings, sculpture, architecture and in nature. Recently, observing and documenting classical sculpture has inspired a new body of work influenced by shapes and shadows.

I approach painting intuitively, mapping out ideas and inspiration into color fields and marks. I spend time editing them in and out. This process allows me to continually search for a new direction, a new color relationship, or something unexpected and beautiful. Certain elements remain open and unresolved, so my process slows. A painting can take several months to complete and there are always some that remain in conversation much longer. Patience, restraint and risk carry equal weight in my process. My challenge is to remain present, aware and open to all the possibilities that are happening with the materials before me.

Watch Brooklyn Navy Yard video on Sarah and designer John Milich.

Press

 

“Hinckley’s abstract works evoke the place without directly referencing it; their forms and color palette suggest, but never describe. For this reason, they feel closer in spirit to the nature poetry of Cape Cod writers like Mary Oliver. You might even call them visual poems."

– Laura C. Mallonee, writer and arts editor

 
  Image courtesy of Littlejohn Contemporary

Image courtesy of Littlejohn Contemporary

Resume

Sarah Hinckley

Born in 1954 on Cape Cod, Sarah lives and works in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts.

Education

Columbia University, New York NY. M.F.A.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA. Diploma & 5th year certificate

Tufts University, Medford MA. B.F.A.

California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland CA, 1972-73


Solo Exhibitions

2017 — Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY. looking for some grace, Paintings and Watercolors

2016 — Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland CA. Sarah Hinckley, Esther Traugot and Mari Andrews

2015 — Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY. Gallery B: Oil paintings and watercolors

2014 — Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY. Gallery A: Sarah Hinckley

2013 — Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA. Polhemus Savery DaSilva Gallery: stillness of remembering

2012 — DM Contemporary, New York NY. somewhere over

2012 — Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit MA. The Little Gallery: thoughts rearrange

2011 — Lauren Della Monica Fine Art, Wash Depot CT. POP-UP Gallery 

2010 — Steven Harris/Rees Roberts, New York NY. Recent Paintings

2009 — Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta GA. Color Logic

2007 — Two Graces Gallery, Taos NM

2006 — Sears Peyton Gallery, New York NY. Daily Practice

2004 — Sears Peyton Gallery, New York NY. Recent Paintings

2002 — Steven Harris/Rees Roberts, New York NY

2001 — Steven Harris/Rees Roberts, New York NY

2000 — Deborah Berke, New York NY

1997 — Deborah Berke, New York NY

1994 — 210 Gallery, Santa Rosa FL

1990 — Columbia University, NY. M.F.A. Thesis Show


Group Exhibitions

2018-19 — Hallspace Gallery, Boston MA. Sacred Asymmetry-Abstraction Boston/New York, curated by Philip Gerstein

2018 — Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY. We Never Sleep, recent prints curated by Valerie Hammond

2018 — Hartford Art School, West Hartford CT. Pele Prints at the Silpe Gallery

2018 — Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY. Recent works inspired by nature and its beauty: Breakey, Daviket, Galka, Hogin, Hinckley, Kratz, Kroll, McBain and Prince

2018 — Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY. Gallery highlights

2018 — The Epsten Gallery, Kansas City MO. Pele Prints at the Epsten, organized by Crescendo Conservatory Director Michele Hamlett-Weith

2018 — Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA. Preserving the Very Nature of Cape Cod

2017 — Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY. Breakey, Hogin, Heffernan, Hammond, Kroll and Hinckley

2016 — Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY. Rotating Show: Bramson, English, Hammond, Hinckley, Kratz, Droll, Stickney-Gibson

2016 — Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury CT. Making Her Mark, featuring six women artists: Laurie Simmons, Claudia DeMonte, Hayv Kahraman, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lisa Ruyter and Sarah Hinckley, curated by Lauren P. Della Monica

2016 — Littlejohn Contemporary, New Canaan, CT. New Gallery: Group Show

2015 — Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, New York NY. Satellite

2015 — Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland CA. Backroom

2015 — Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY. Melinda Stickney-Gibson, Sarah Hinckley, Timothy Hawkesworth and Susan English 

2015 — Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA. Formal Aspects: Visual Dialogue in Structure — Erica Adams, Emily Berger, Joanne Freeman, Sarah Hinckley, Joanne Mattera and Mira Schor 

2014 — Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City MO. Opie Gallery: Structure, Story & Flow

2014 — Vito Schnabel & The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York NY. The Last Brucennial

2014 — Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY. Gallery A: Annette Davidek, Sarah Hinckley, Melinda Stickney-Gibson, Brenda Hope Zappitell

2013 — DM Contemporary, New York NY. The Summer Show

2012 — Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta GA. Spring Salon

2011 — Leslie Heller Projects, New York NY. Holiday Salon

2011 — Tria Gallery, New York NY. Natural Beauty (2-person exhibit)

2010 — Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York NY. Unlocking Creativity, Columbia Alumni Arts League

2009 — Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta GA. Winter Salon

2009 — Sears Peyton Gallery, New York NY. Open Your Arms to the Sun

2009 — Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta GA. It's the Little Things

2008 — Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles CA. Cool and Austere (7 Artists)

2008 — Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta GA. Abstraction: An Exploration of Abstract Art

2008 — Deborah Berke, New York NY

2008 — One Night Only, 3875-1204 Gallery, Los Angeles CA. Curated by Mery Lynn McCorkle & Tom Jancar

2007 — Steven Harris/Rees Roberts, New York NY

2007 — Oliver Art Center, Oakland CA. California College of Art

2007 — 50 Bond Street, Showroom, New York NY

2006 — Steven Harris/Rees Roberts, New York NY. Summer Selections

2003-04 — American Embassy, San Jose, Costa Rica. Art in Embassies program

2002 — Sears Peyton Gallery, New York NY. Easy Breezy

2002 — Robert Green Fine Art, Mill Valley CA. Summer

2002 — Sears Peyton Gallery, New York NY. Playground, curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian

2002 — New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit NJ. International, juror William Zimmer, art critic

2001 — Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford MA. Alumni

2001 — Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach FL. October International, juror Peter Frank

2001 — Silvernine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan CT. Art of the Northeast, juror Bill Arning, Center, MA

2001 — Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill NY. National Small Works, juror David Beitzel

2001 — Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs CA. Juror Anne Philbin 

2000 — General Electric Corporate Headquarters, Fairfield CT. 4 Women Painters

1999 — A.I.R. Gallery, New York NY

1999 — Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA

1998 — Deborah Berke, New York NY. 4 Painters

1998 — The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA. Juror Laura Hoptmann

1996 — Deborah Berke, New York NY 

1991 — New York University, New York NY. Small Works, juror Peter Seltz

1990 — Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York NY. Selected M.F.A.

1990 — Vargoss Gallery, Hunter College, New York NY. New York City Selected M.F.A.

1990 — Columbia University, Prentis Hall, New York NY

1989 — Columbia University, Low Library, New York NY. Summer Selections

1989 — Columbia University, Prentis Hall, New York NY

1989 — Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston MA

1988 — David Williams Gallery, Provincetown MA

1988 — Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston MA

1986 — Mills Gallery, Boston MA


Art Fairs & Benefits

2018 — Texas Contemporary, Houston TX. Pele Prints

2018 — Aqua Art Fair, Miami FL. Pele Prints

2017 — Art on Paper, New York NY. Littlejohn Contemporary

2016 — Aqua Art Fair, Miami FL. Pele Prints

2016 — Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA

2015 — Aqua Art Fair, Miami FL. Pele Prints

2015 — Greene Naftali, New York NY. Cape Cod Modern House Trust

2015 — Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA

2014 — Aqua Art Fair, Miami FL. Pele Prints

2014 — Select Art Fair, New York NY. Pele Prints

2013 — Aqua Art Fair, Miami FL. Pele Prints

2012 — Cheim and Reid, New York NY. Visual Aid, Postcards from the Edge Benefit

2012 — Aqua Art Fair, Miami FL. Pele Prints

2011 — Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York NY. DiMenna Center for Classical Music, OHNY

2011 — CRG, New York NY. Visual Aid, Postcards from the Edge Benefit 

2010 — Exit Art, New York NY. Fracking, a Benefit Show

2010 — Haunch of Venison, New York NY. HiArt Benefit Gala

2010 — Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton NY. Tria Gallery 

2010 — Exit Art, New York NY. What Matters Most? Eco Art Space Benefit

2010 — ZieherSmith Gallery, New York NY. Visual Aid, Postcards from the Edge Benefit

2009 — Dharma Zen Center, Los Angeles CA. Benefit

2009 — Metro Pictures, New York NY. Visual Aid, Postcards from the Edge Benefit

2007 — James Cohan Gallery, New York NY. Visual Aid, Postcards from the Edge Benefit

2007 — Design Trust Benefit, New York NY. Milk Gallery

2007 — Visual Aid Sixth Annual Spring Auction & Benefit, San Francisco CA

2007 — Red Dot Art Fair, New York NY. Sears Peyton Gallery

2006 — ANERA, Silent Auction, Washington DC

2006 — Affordable Art Fair, New York NY. Dolby Chadwick Gallery

2005 — San Francisco Art Fair, San Francisco CA. Dolby Chadwick Gallery

2005 — Affordable Art Fair, New York NY. Dolby Chadwick Gallery

2005 — Art LA, Los Angles CA. Dolby Chadwick Gallery

2004 — Affordable Art Fair, New York NY. Dolby Chadwick Gallery

2004 — Art LA, Los Angles CA. Dolby Chadwick Gallery

2004 — San Francisco Art Fair, San Francisco CA. Dolby Chadwick Gallery

2003 — Affordable Art Fair, New York NY. Sears Peyton Gallery


Publications

• Better Homes and Gardens, January 2018. "Edson Hill, Stowe VT".

• Art, LTD, Sept/Oct 2016. "Excerpts from the Natural World, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary” by Leora Lutz.

• VOS Visual Art Source, July 2016. "Excerpts from the Natural World" by DeWitt Cheng.

• The Sunday Republican, May 2016. "Making her Mark" by Tracey O'Shaughnessy.

• The Country and Abroad, April/May 2016. "New Mattatuck Museum Exhibition 'Making her Mark' explores the presence and influence of women artists."

• Artscope Web Zine, March 2015. "Formal Aspects at the Cape Cod Museum of Art" by Phiannon Lee.

• Design, The ASID New York Metro Magazine, Fall/Winter 2014.

• Elliman Magazine, Fall/Winter 2014. "Brooklyn Navy Yard."

• St. Louis at Home, Fall 2014. "Made in St. Louis."

• Milieu, Spring 2014. "Fresh and Unafraid: Pretty in Pink."

• Artcritical, December 6, 2013. "When Hostility Turns Into Mannerism, Subtle Simplicity Offers Respite" by Franklin Einspruch.

• Barnstable Patriot, July 26, 2013. "Stillness of Remembering" by Mary Richmond.

• Cape Cod Art Magazine, Summer 2013. "Sarah Hinckley" by Amanda Wastrom.

• New England Home Magazine, Spring 2012. "Picture Perfect."

• The Litchfield County Times, September 23, 2011. "Pop-up Art in Washington" by Jack Coraggiom.

• Interior New York, July/August 2011. "Brooklyn's Best Kept Secrets."

• Coastal Living, May 2009. "Surfer Chick."

• House Beautiful, April 2009. "Cozy is Quirky."

• Architectural Digest, July 2007. "A Southern Spell."

• Taos News, June 7 - 13, 2007. "Beauty Within" by Virginia L. Clark, Two Graces Gallery.

• Shotgun Review, 2007. "Juried Annuals in the East Bay at ProArts" by SR Kucharski.

• Southern Accents, July/August 2005. "Watersound Showhouse" page 106.

• Details, August 2003. "In the Works" page 92-93.

• The New York Times, Friday, June 16 & 23, 2002. Critics Choice, New and Noteworthy "Playground" Sears Peyton Gallery.

• The New York Times Magazine, September 30, 2001. "Handyman's Special."

• Home Magazine, November 2001. "White Light."

• O The Oprah Magazine, February 2001. "Comfort Zone: Take This Job...and Redecorate it."

• The South Advocate, 1998. "Beauty Returns to Contemporary Art" by Mary Bell.

• Interior Design, September 1997. "Forum in the Community."

• Interior Design, October 1996. "House Double-Steven Harris."

• The Columbia Spectator, 1990. "Make it New Art" by Tamara Cochran.


Selected Collections

Acadian Asset Management, Boston, MA
Alliance Bernstein LP, New York, NY
Alliance Capital Management Corporation, New York, NY
Analysis Group, Boston, MA
Analysis Group, New York, NY
Barclays Global Investors, San Francisco, CA
Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
Calfox, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Capital G, Hamilton, Bermuda
Charles Schwab, New York, NY
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray, San Francisco, CA
Encantado Resort, Santa Fe, NM
The Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA
Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, CA
General Electric Corporate Headquarters, Fairfield, CT
Goodwin Proctor, Boston, MA
Graciela Hotel, Burbank, CA
Gray, Cary, Ware & Frieden, San Francisco, CA
Guayamas Restaurant, Rancho Mirage, CA
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA
Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA
IXIS Asset Management, Boston, MA
KPMG Peat Marwick, San Francisco, CA
KTR Capital Partners, New York, NY
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, San Francisco, CA
Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY
Morgan Stanley, New York, NY
Mutual Holdings, Boston, MA
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Palamar Hotel, San Diego, CA
The Palazzo Resort, Las Vegas, NV
Pfizer, New York, NY
Ritz Carlton, Atlanta, GA
Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage, Rancho Mirage, CA
Scios Inc, Fremont CA
Spear Street Capital, San Francisco, CA
U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
Venetian Resort, Macau, China
VeriSign, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Weill Cornell Medical, New York, NY
Wiley Publishing, Hoboken, NJ
Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr, Boston, MA
Winston & Strawn, LLP, Chicago, IL
Winston & Strawn, LLP, San Francisco, CA