Alumni News: Sarah Dineen ’97 Featured in New American Paintings

May 11, 2016

Congratulations to New York-based alumna Sarah Dineen ’97 who is featured in the current issue of New New American Paintings.

Dineen was born in Brewster, MA. She has shown her work widely in the US, including the Edward Hopper House Art Center and Museum, Nyack; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn; LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, and the Pulse Art Fair, New York. She has attended artist residencies at the Golden Foundation, Columbia University, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She holds a BFA from Montserrat College of Art and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she lives and works.
Artist Bio:

Certain Dark Things is an ongoing series of paintings born of Pablo Neruda’s “Sonnet XVII.” I have used this piece of writing as a place to begin, and its themes of secrecy, love, and darkness as a place to pull imagery from.As the series has evolved, the forms have simplified, the velocity of mark making has slowed, and the idea of

presence and monumentality have come to the forefront. Viewers are asked to find their own presence and their own body in relation to the presence of these large-scale forms.The forms themselves symbolize the body as a container for the self, a vast space of imagination and pure potential, pushing out into the world on its own terms, making its own rules about how much to reveal and how much to conceal.

See more of her work at