Sarah Klein is an artist, educator and curator based in San Francisco. She creates narrative and abstract stop-motion animations with 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 De Vishal in Haarlem, NL, General Public in Berlin, DE, Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose, CA 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.
She 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 in the Contemporary Art and Practice class 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 for the San Francisco branch of the Peephole Cinema.