Sara Greenberger Rafferty (b. 1978) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. In October, 2021, she opened a solo exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2017, Gloves Off, a solo museum exhibition accompanied with a fully illustrated catalogue opened at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, NY and traveled to the University Art Museum in Albany, NY.


Studio Visit, Rafferty’s first experimental monograph, was published by Inventory Press in  July 2022, and is available for purchase now.


Other solo and two person exhibitions include DOCUMENT, Chicago; JOAN, Los Angeles; the John Young Museum of Art at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa; Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York; kim?, Riga, Latvia; The Kitchen, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; Eli Marsh Gallery at Amherst College, Massachusetts; The Suburban, Illinois; Fine Arts Center Gallery at University of Arkansas; and a commissioned sculpture for the Public Art Fund. Rafferty has participated in group exhibitions including Sculpture Milwaukee 2021; the 2020 Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie in Mannheim, DE; the 2014 Whitney Biennial; the Hammer Biennial; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in Georgia; Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna; the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; and The Jewish Museum, New York, among many others.


She is included in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT; the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL; and the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, NH.


Beginning in Fall 2024, she will be the inaugural Ruth Stanton Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College, City University of New York. 


Sara Greenberger Rafferty Studio
555 Dekalb Avenue
Ground Floor Left
Brooklyn NY 11205
sara AT sgrstudio.info


  • U.S. Gallery Representation:

    Document, Chicago

    info AT  documentspace.com
    • Document


    2008 – 2021

    Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York

  • Pratt MFA in Photography

    New Crits
    Art Profs America
    Paper Cuts
    Public Fiction
    Triple Canopy
    Forth Estate Editions

    The Kitchen
    Printed Matter, Inc.
    North Drive Press
    Hampshire College
    Social Malpractice Publishing
    Wingate Studio

  • Favorite artworks:

    1520-22 Hans Holbein the Younger The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb
    1863 Eduard Manet Olympia
    1963 Claes Oldenburg Bedroom Ensemble
    1965 Yoko Ono Cut Piece
    1971 Chris Burden You'll Never See My Face in Kansas
    1975 Chantal Ackerman Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
    1978 Roy de Carava Man in Window, New York
    1982 Allan McCollum Surrogates
    1986 Nan Goldin The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
    1987 Sherrie Levine Large Gold Knot 1
    1988 Adrian Piper Cornered
    2003 Andrea Fraser Untitled
    2011 Maurizio Cattelan All
    2013 Camille Henrot Grosse Fatigue
    2020 Steve McQueen Lover's Rock