Department of Art and Art History People

Sarah Canright

Senior Lecturer

Studio Art: Painting + Drawing


BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Senior Lecturer Canright studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. Following graduation, she resided in Chicago for six additional years and began exhibiting regularly there; first at the Hyde Park Art Center and then at the Phyllis Kind Gallery. In the early 1970s, she moved to New York and was included in the 1974 Whitney Biennial. She showed with the Pam Adler Gallery from 1978 to 1985 and also exhibited books at the Franklin Furnace. In the course of her career, she has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts grants and one CAPS (NY State) grant. Canright held numerous teaching positions and visiting artist appointments before coming to The University of Texas at Austin in 1982, and she still maintains a studio in New York today. In 1991, she was selected by students in the College of Fine Arts to receive the Teaching Excellence Award.