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Sarah Fetterman (American, born 1991. San Francisco, CA) is a Seattle-based artist working in Performative Sculpture. She juxtaposes large, chunky wood and metal sculpture with the fluid, organic movement of dancers and the intangible event of live-feed recording. She collaborates with Hannah Simmons, a coder and dancer, and Code Empathy, a two-person company, which brings their skills with technology into collaborations with artists. Fetterman’s work exudes a dream-like quality, the live bodies moving with and against their articulated sculptural counterparts emphasizing the essence of the total organism. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute and Bennington College, and completed a residency at Franconia Sculpture Park, where she created and helped install a mobile seventeen-foot metal sculpture that spun slowly on a bearing assembly. She works as a studio assistant for John Grade, sculpting different woods using newly designed methods and creating large-scale sculptures. She assisted in the fabrication of Grade’s sculpture, Middle Fork, and, as one of the four-person team, helped install it in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Sarah performed in Alejandro Guzman’s Creative Misunderstanding, in the Seattle Art Museum’s show, Disguise: Masks and Global Art. She has showed with Shunpike’s Storefronts Program at the Amazon campus and won second place in the annual Collective Vision’s Gallery show. She studied bronze casting at Pratt Fine Arts Center. In the 2016 Soil Gallery show, “Does Live Art Have to be Experienced Live?” in collaboration with Hannah Simmons and Code Empathy, Sarah installed a performance piece that questioned the nature and boundaries of performance itself.