“I use drawing, photography, objects, book and print making, and site-specific interventions, to construct a visual language system out of sub-culture codes and west coast vernacular, economic formalism, text and abstractions. In my work, what is at stake is the gravity of the urban as fantasy, extra-legal economies, luxury as drug, counterfeit capitalism, glitter as hypnotic, outer space as head space, the everyday as gold, family and lived identity experience, and the party.”
Sadie Barnette is from Oakland, California. She received her BFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2006, and in summer 2012 completed her Masters in Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. She resides in Los Angeles.