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 presented internationally in galleries, museums, media outlets, and film festivals including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, HR, Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht, NL, General Public, Berlin, DE, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX, Transmitter Gallery, New York, NY, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA and the Mill Valley Film Festival, CA. She has received awards from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Chez Panisse Foundation, Awesome Foundation and Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant. Currently she is a Media Arts Residency Fellow at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA.
Among her many honors are residencies at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA, Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY, McColl Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC and AGA LAB, Amsterdam, NL.
Klein has created music videos for the bands Orange Sherbet and Synchronized Watches and recently was commissioned by the Headlands Center for the Arts to create an animation celebrating the opening of The Commons.
Klein has been a visiting artist at the California College of Art, Oakland, CA, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Mills College, Oakland, CA, Minerva Academie, Groningen, NL and the International Animated Film School, Cakovec, HR among others.
In 2008 she founded the screening program Stop & Go which showcases animations by visual artists and filmmakers. She is also the curator for the San Francisco branch of the Peephole Cinema.
Klein is the illustrator and co-owner of the Local Foods Wheel which is a seasonal reference tool. Her most recent illustrations can be seen in the book Secrets Kids Know and What Adults Oughta Learn written by her father Allen Klein.