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Sarah E. Jenkins

Adjunct Faculty

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Jenkins is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who works in stop motion animation, drawing and social practice. Her work is inspired by labor, women’s work and post-industrial landscapes. She grew up in the Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania, where she attended Penn State Altoona for Visual Art Studies and Women’s Studies.

She went on to earn her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. She currently teaches animation and filmmaking at both Lesley University and Harvard University. In May 2019 she was an artist in residence at MASS MoCA, where she worked on her current experimental stop motion project.



  • Animation for A Father’s Lullaby, an exhibition by Rashin Fahandej, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
  • The Skin has Eyes: Animated Visions, curated by Maya Erdelyi, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA


  • Mapping Worlds, Spaceus Gallery, Roslindale, MA
  • Tiny Acts Topple Empires, Woksob Family Gallery, State College, PA
  • Solo Exhibition, Small Labors, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
  • Solo Exhibition, Patch Work, McClanahan Gallery, Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA

Recent Screenings

  • Patch Work, GRRL HAUS Cinema Film Festival, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA
  • The Two Directions of a Split, GRRL HAUS Cinema, Curated by Eleni Tongidou, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA
  • Patch Work, RAW studios, Berlin, Germany

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