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.
She 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.
Among her many honors are residencies at the 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 band Orange Sherbet and Synchronized Watches. A recent animation commission was for the Headlands Center for the Arts 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 currently the curator for the San Francisco Peephole Cinema.
Klein is the illustrator and co-owner of the Local Foods Wheel a seasonal reference tool. Her most recent illustration project Secrets Kids Know and What Adults Oughta Learn was written by her father Allen Klein and published by Viva Editions Fall 2017.