Born in 1955 in Munich, Germany, Sarah McEneaney attended The University of the Arts and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. McEneaney’s paintings, drawings and prints are in many public collections including The Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Woodmere Art Museum; The Neuberger Museum SUNY Purchase; Rhode Island School of Design; Mills College Museum of Art; Johnson and Johnson; and Microsoft Corporation. Awards received by McEneaney include an Anonymous Was a Woman Grant, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and residencies at The Joan Mitchell Center, Chinati Foundation, Fundacion Valparaiso, MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. Her recent group exhibitions include "The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World," Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia and "Intimacy!-Baden in der Kunst/Bathing in Art," Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Germany.
McEneaney lives and works in Philadelphia where she serves on the Boards of Vox Populi Gallery, The Institute of Contemporary Art- University of Pennsylvania, Callowhill Neighborhood Association and the Friends of The Rail Park. In 2003, McEneaney co-founded the Reading Viaduct Project, which merged in 2013 with the Friends of the Rail Park. The Rail Park will transform two long-abandoned rail lines into a 3 mile linear park. McEneaney’s studio practice and community work have become thoroughly intertwined, as evidenced in her November 2013 Locks Gallery exhibition, "Trestletown." She is represented by the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia.