Sadie Barnette

Sadie Barnette is from Oakland, CA and holds a BFA from CalArts and an MFA from University of California, San Diego. Her work reveals quintessential American truths through exploration of her own family history. Recent projects include the reclamation of a 500-page FBI surveillance file amassed on her father during his time with the Black Panther Party and her interactive reimagining of his bar — San Francisco’s first Black-owned gay bar. Her work is in the permanent collections of institutions such as: Oakland Museum of California, CA; LACMA, CA; Brooklyn Museum, NY; and the Guggenheim Museum, NY.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2020