Sarah Canright graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and began showing with the Chicago Imagists in the late 1960’s. In 1972 she moved to New York. In the 1980’s she began to split her year between NY and Texas and in the mid 1990’s accepted a full time teaching position at the University of Texas at Austin. Over her career she has won three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants and a New York State Council for the Arts Grant. During the 1970’s and 1980’s the Pam Adler Gallery represented her work in New York and the Phyllis Kind Gallery in Chicago. She also exhibited her books at Franklin Furnace and was included in the 1975 Whitney Biennial.