Sarah Gilbert is an artist and educator based in Portland, Oregon, where she is currently visiting assistant professor of Art at Reed College, as well as instructor of critical studies in Applied Craft and Design, an MFA program offered jointly by Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is a graduate of the University of Idaho (Sculpture), Brown University (Modern Culture and Media Studies), and Rhode Island School of Design (Glass).
Gilbert's work spans a wide range of materials and processes, bridging traditional craft techniques with emerging technologies. Recent exhibitions include Whither the American Dream at Punch Gallery (Seattle), After Image at the Feldenheimer Gallery (Portland), Imagined Communities at Gallery Project (Ann Arbor), and Equations for a Falling Body at Hunter College (New York).
Gilbert was recently awarded the inaugural 4front: Innovation From All Angles residency at the Chrysler Museum of Art, where she will be working with museum visitors on a series of collaborative objects and performances based on Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of the carnivalesque.