Medium painting | sculpture
My work focuses on the physicality of painting and its capacity to echo the properties of sculpture and architecture. It depicts abstract forms referencing trees, rocks, poetry, microphones, and armor. In my paintings and sculpture, I work in multiples to magnify the presence of each form. Themes of protection, personal power, love, and connection run throughout. Architectural strategies like scale and repetition are employed alongside painted textures that emulate protective coverings like skin, cement, metal, and bark.
Sarah Dineen is based in New York City and Cape Cod with a strong connection to Maine, where she spends summers drawing in Ocean Park with family. Her maternal grandmother was raised in Rumford, Maine where her father was the first union president of the Oxford Paper Mill. To escape the demands of his position at the mill, he began bringing the family to Ocean Park during the summer, a tradition the extended family has continued for nearly a hundred years.
Dineen received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a BFA from Montserrat College of Art in Massachusetts. She has been published in New American Paintings and Hyperallergic and awarded artist residencies at Columbia University, the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation, the School of Visual Arts, NYC, and DNA Artist Residency Program in Provincetown, MA, sponsored by Freight and Volume Gallery in New York. Dineen has been part of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program in Manhattan and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.