b. 1980 Philadelphia, PA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


2015-2018    Bard College, MFA candidate, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2007              The Mountain School of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2003              BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


2015                Chaordic, The Green Gallery- Oak Park, at The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

2013                Pure Moods, Museo Apparente, Naples, Italy

                        New Scents!, Paradise Garage, Venice, CA 

2012                Sara Clendening: S/T: Void Fill, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR

                        Spencer Sweeney / Sara Clendening, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2009                Sauce Policy, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2008                Secret Stash, John Riepenhoff Experience at Ooga Booga, Los Angeles, CA

                        New Sculptures, John Riepenhoff Experience, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

2005                Midnight Snacks, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI


2015                Bad Boys Bail Bonds Adopt a Highway, curated by Amanda Ross-Ho, Team Gallery, NY 

                        Thank you P.F. Chang, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, CA

2014                Another Cats Show, 356 S. Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA

                        Paramount Ranch, Aguora Hills, CA

                        HaFo SaFo, Secret Recipe at 3 Days Awake, Los Angeles, CA

                        Liquor Store, Paradise Garage, Los Angeles, CA

                        Popular Panorama, Secret Recipe, Los Angeles, CA

                        State of The Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

2013                 Holiday Pop-up Shop, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY, NY

                         NADA, Paradise Garage, Miami, FL

                         The Exhibitionists, South of Sunset, Los Angeles, CA

                         356 Sculptures, 356 S. Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA 

                         Tifs Desk, Tom Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                         The Object Salon, Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles, CA

                          Privilege, Control Room, Los Angeles, Ca

                          Frieze, NY, Paradise Garage, NY

                          Art Cologne, Paradise Garage, Cologne, Germany


2012                Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers, KCHUNG, Los Angeles, CA

                         Zagga Zow, Cooper Cole, Toronto Ontario Canada

                        Onderdonk, The Terrible Community Center, Los Angeles, CA

                        The Art of Cooking, curated by Hanne Mugaas, Royal-T, Los Angeles, CA

                        HDTS Art Swap Meet, Curated by Amy and Wendy Yao, Joshua Tree, CA

2011                Sara Clendening and Dashiell Manley, ACP at Art Platform, Los Angeles, CA

                        One for the money, two for the show, curated by Math Bass, 

                        Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA

                        Painted, organized by Tyson Reeder, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

                        My head is falling out so Im standing on my stomach, Curated by Eve Fowler, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

                        Museum of Milwaukee Art Rummage; 47Canal, NY

                        Heavy Happy, Instant LA Summer 2, Carmichael Gallery, Culver City, CA

                        My House Is Your House, Statler Waldorf Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

                        Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Ooga Booga booth, Los Angeles, CA

2010                Monster Drawing Rally, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

                        NADA, Green Gallery booth, Miami, FL

                        HDTS Art Swap Meet, Curated by Amy and Wendy Yao, Joshua Tree, CA

2009                NY Art Book Fair, Ooga Booga Booth, NY, NY

                        Funny Games, curated by Jamillah James, LOF Gallery, Baltimore, MD

                        Wallgasm, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                        Group show, Sundays Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999                China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA

2008                Milwaukee International Art Fair, Milwaukee, WI

                        Dark Fair, Swiss Institute, NY

                        Kleveland, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

                        PENNED, Artscape, Baltimore, MD

                        L.A. Art Fair, Ooga Booga booth, Los Angeles, CA

2007                One Foot High and Rising, curated by Pentti Monkonnen, Balmoral Gallery, Venice, CA

                        Aquarium Show, Frieze Art Fair, Gavin Browns Enterprise, London

                        Space is a Place, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2006                HDTS5, Swap meet organized by Amy Yao, Joshua Tree, CA

                        Forever Home, curated by Hanna Fushihara-Aron, HaNNa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

                        Small Paintings Show, curated by General Store, Ulrich Museum of Art, KS

                        Balls Out, 518 E. Erie St., Milwaukee, WI

                        Milwaukee International Art Fair, Milwaukee, WI

2005                General Store Presents: small paintings, N.A.D.A., Miami, FL

                        Early Works, curated by General Store, White Columns, New York, NY

                        Mothership, curated by Hanna Fushihara-Aron, Artscape, Baltimore, MD

2004                California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

                         Drunk vs. Stoned, Gavin Browns Enterprise, NY

                        Poster Show, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

                        Moon Dust, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

                        HDTS4: General Store Rocks, Joshua Tree, CA

                        Four-Color Pen Show, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

                        The Stray Show, General store booth, Chicago, IL

2003                La Superette, Deitch Projects, NY, and Participant Inc, NY

                        Moon Dust, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

                        Undergraduate Exhibition, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 


2015               Picard, Caroline. Review: Sara Clendening: Chaordic, Flash Art issue #302, May 2015

2013                Sculpture Center blog, Featured artist on October 14, 2013. 

                        Sara Clendening fascinates and frightens with female "pieces of the mind", la Città di Salerno, August 26, 2013

                        Contemporary Art Daily, Group Show at Tif’s Desk at Thomas SolomonJuly

                        Contemporary Art Daily, Sara Clendening at Paradise GarageApril 2013

2012                 Public Fiction 3: The Club Issue

2009                 Younger than Jesus: Artist Directory, New Museum and Phaidon Press

2004                 Saltz, Jerry: Termite Theory, Village Voice

2004                 Saltz, Jerry: Blotto, Meet Buzzed, Village Voice

2003                 Schumacher, Mary: Where the Odd Get EvenMilwaukee Journal Sentinel