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About the Artist

Sarah Fetterman (Seattle) is an artist working in performative sculpture. She utilizes the fluid, organic movement of dancers, either juxtaposing it with the awkward creaking movement of wood and metal sculptures, or having the dancer’s flour-covered body track its movement on large sheets of black tar paper.

Sarah’s interest in durational work gives her art a dream-like quality punctuated with precarious and yet graceful moments. Choreographing her installations and dancers as one, Sarah emphasizes the essence of the work as a total organism. 

Since coming to Seattle, she has embraced the interdisciplinary and tech-savvy art culture - collaborating with Code Empathy, a software coding company. Sarah’s work was exhibited at Soil Gallery, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shunpike’s Storefronts, Collective Vision’s Gallery, Hybrid Space, and the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA). She assists world-renowned sculptor John Grade with installation in venues including the Smithsonian.

Sarah received 2017 GAP Award funding for Past Selves, a performance in the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) that explores additive memory using form and flour.

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From the Artist

I'm about to launch an indiegogo campaign for this performance art installation to be made into a permanent art piece. I can't even express how much this grant means to me at this very vulnerable time. I suddenly feel like I have a whole crowd cheering behind me.

Sarah Fetterman