Bio + C.V.

Sarah Elise Abramson
b. 1986, Torrance, CA
Lives and works in San Pedro, CA

Sarah Elise Abramson resides at the intersection of poetic and unsettling, creepy and beautiful, subversive and classically romantic. Her work is ethereal, demonstrating an inquisitive and appreciative love for nature, eccentric characters, and discarded objects that serve as windows into dreamlike visions of other people’s lives. Abramson often assigns meaning to the alchemical productions of the human psyche through the mode of photography, offering us a view into a normally intangible and magical realm that tends to get lost in our mundane affairs.

Young and passionately productive, Abramson writes a monthly column piece for American Art Collector magazine as well as

Culture magazine. She has curated numerous shows in Los Angeles while studying her craft as a photographer under the likes of Susan Worsham, Taso Papadakis, and David LaChapelle. She continues to study under and work with LaChapelle with exciting future collaborations in the works. After a three year residency at Angel Gates Cultural center, her accomplishments have been featured in multiple publications including the Huffington Post, Monster Children, Beautiful Bizarre magazine, Coachella magazine, and The Photographic Journal. She has exhibited at The Louvre, SOMArts, The Vex, The Egan Gallery, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, BG Gallery, The Arsenal of Venice in Italy, Jamie Brooks Gallery, and The Eventi Hotel Big Screen Plaza in New York City, to name a few. Abramson is additionally the creator and editor-in-chief of Slow Toast, an annual independent art publication.

Selected Exhibitions

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2017
Angeles Gate Cultural Center | Pop Up Exhibition | San Pedro, CA
Silent Auction for Standing Rock | Cornelius Projects | San Pedro, CA
Galentines Day | The Hi Hat | Los Angeles, CA
Lens Obscura | Last Rites Gallery | New York, NY

2016
Photo LA with The Lucie Foundation | The Reef/LA Mart | Los Angeles, CA
The Lost Art of Album Cover Art | Gabba Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
Paint Vs. Photo Group Show | Angel City Brewery | Los Angeles, CA
Dark Realism/ Dark Surrealism | Gregorio Escalante Gallery | Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
La Femme Divine | The Nous Tous x PNQ Collective | Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
Deja Vu in General, solo show | Coagula Curatorial | Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Young & Restless | Display Gallery | Anaheim, CA
Unusual Mediums | BG Gallery at Bergamot Station | Santa Monica, CA
The Louvre | Paris, France (photos digitally displayed)
Nude Survey | Jamie Brooks Gallery | Costa Mesa, CA
Eat Your Art Out | Orange County, CA
The Arte Laguna Prize | The Arsenal of Venice | Venice, Italy
Arcade Gallery | San Pedro, CA
Grrrl Art (Glamour Girl Launch Party) | SoHo House | Chicago, IL

2014
SOMarts Cultural Center Photography Exhibition | SOMArts | San Francisco, CA
reconFIGURED | The Egan Gallery | Fullerton, CA
Take Over Time Square | Manhattan, New York
Rorschach | NV-DA | San Pedro, CA (solo exhibition)
Art Du Vin | Long Beach, CA (solo exhibition)

2013
Danger | XVY Art and Design Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
Boobs & Bones | Hellada Gallery | Long Beach, CA (solo exhibition)
Mixt Media Arts Gallery | Long Beach, CA
Big Screen Plaza at the Eventi Hotel | Manhattan, New York

2012
The Art of Rock | The Vex Arts | Los Angeles, CA Portrait Exhibition | Art Exchange | Long Beach, CA Double D | Downtown Darling | Long Beach, CA ( solo exhibition)

2013
Instant Gratification | Human Array Gallery | San Pedro, CA (solo exhibition)
The Lobby Gallery | San Pedro, CA

2010
Croatian Hall Gallery | San Pedro, CA

2008
Black & White | Mike Rivera Gallery | San Pedro, CA

2007
8 Under 28 | Gallery C | Hermosa Beach, CA

Selected Curatorial Projects

2016
Outside Inside | South Bay Contemporary | San Pedro, CA

2015
Plagues and Pleasures | 4th Street Vine | Long Beach, CA

2014
Welcome to Chinatown (You Break, You Buy) | XVY Art and Design Gallery | Los Angeles, CA

2013
The Vex Arts First Year Anniversary Fashion Week Exhibition | Los Angeles, CA