About

b. 1986, HK.

 

Saira McLaren
B. Toronto, Canada 1978
Lives and works in Brooklyn & The Catskills
2003 Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto Ontario BFA

Selected Exhibitions
2017 Whitney Houston Biennial, New York NY
2016 The Willows, If You Build It, Lord & Taylor New York, NY
2015 Sargent’s Daughters, A Day and the Night, New York, NY (Solo) 
2014 Essex Flowers, EZ Spirit (in collaboration with Lizzie Wright & Janine Polak,) New York, NY
2014 Sargents’ Daughters, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY
2014 George Lawson Gallery, Under the Bridge, San Francisco CA
2014 Essex Flowers, Yard Show, New York, NY
2013 Sargent's Daughters Saira McLaren & Christopher Astley, New York, NY
2013 Mulherin, a Closing Eyelid, a Tiny Fainting Spell, New York, NY (Solo) 
2013 Virginia Commonwealth University Gallery, Land Ho (curated by Ridley Howard & Holly Coulis,) Richmond, VA
2013 The Willows, Love at the Willows, Brooklyn, NY
2012 New York City, Pig Party (curated by Gina Beavers), New York, NY
2012 Fleisher/Ollman, You, Me, We and She (with the Art book club), Philidelphia, PA
2012 Hypercolour, Small Black Door, Ridgewood, NY
2011 ZieherSmith, Grasping at Relics (curated by Patrick Brennan), New York City
2011 St Cecila's Convent, Art Book Club Presents-The Living Room, New York
2011 Wildlife, Beach on the Moon (curated by Jon Lutz and Jamison Brosseau,) Brooklyn
2008 Acuna Hansen, Summer Guests, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Mississippi State University, New Work New York-The Object Direct, Mississippi
Bibliography
2017 Stephanie Eckhart, “ Whitney Houston Biennial is Not Messing Around,” W Magazine, March 2017
2017 Sarah Cascone, “ The All Woman ‘Whitney Houston Biennial’ Is Back and It’s No Joke,” ArtNet, March 15, 2017
2016 Sarah Chaich, "Studio Visit, " Black Cat Journal, Spring 2016
2015 Peiffer, Prudence, "Saira Mclaren at Sargent's Daughters" Artforum, March 2015 p. 279
2015 Bailey, Paige K, "Saira Mclaren – Critic's Pick," Artforum.com, January 15, 2015
2015 Calandra, Maria, Pencil in the Studio
2015 New American Paintings, Northeast Edition 116
2015 Art & Democracy, Issue 4. Brazil
2014 "Saira McLaren, "A Day and the Night," TimeOut.com, December 29, 2014
2014 Schwendener, Martha. "Gathering of Far-Flung Friends, and Trends, Pope Chairs and Carpets at NADA NYC Art Fair," New York Times, May 8th, 2014
2013 Salz, Jerry. "To Do: December 18 – January 1, 2013", New York Magazine
2013 Hoelsher, Jason. "Beauty and Non-Order in Contemporary Painting," Art Pulse Magazine, Vol 4 2013
2013 Irena Jurek, "Saira McLaren", Best of All Worlds, January 2013
2011 Aldrin Valdez, 'Subconscious Pickings' - Editors Pick, ArtSlant, July 20