Sarah Klein is an artist, educator and curator based in San Francisco. She creates narrative and abstract stop-motion animations with silk screen prints, paper cutouts and live-action footage. In her print based work she reveals hidden animations through common and uncanny forms. Klein often collaborates with other artists, musicians and writers to make new works that go beyond her own methods.
Klein has screened her work at an international selection of venues including Tweetakt Festival in Utrecht, NL, General Public in Berlin, DE, Transmitter Gallery, New York, NY and the Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, CA. Among her many honors are residencies at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program in Woodside, CA, Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, WY, McColl Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC and AGA LAB in Amsterdam, NL. She has received awards from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Awesome Foundation and Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant.
Recently Klein was commissioned by the Headlands Center for the Arts to create an animation for opening of The Commons. Over the years Klein has created a half-dozen music videos for the band Orange Sherbet and also animated a music video for the dream pop band Synchronized Watches.
Klein has taught workshops at many institutions including the International Animated Film School in Cakovec, Croatia, Meridian Gallery Youth Interns Program in San Francisco, CA and at Mills College in Oakland, CA.
She is the founder of the Stop & Go screening program that features animations by visual artists and filmmakers. She also curates the San Francisco branch of the Peephole Cinema.
Klein is the illustrator and co-owner of the Local Foods Wheel. She illustrated the book "Secrets Kids Know and What Adults Oughta Learn" by Allen Klein. The book will be published by Viva Editions this Fall.