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Sarah Gilbert is an artist and educator based in Los Angeles, California, where she is Assistant Professor of Sculpture in the art field group at Pitzer College. She is a graduate of the University of Idaho (sculpture), Rhode Island School of Design (glass), and Brown University (art semiotics/modern culture and media studies). Her work explores changing definitions of the human and posthuman, focusing in on questions of materiality and collective subjectivities. A consummate maker, she is interested not only in how objects shape our experiences, but also the ways in which we define ourselves through the labor of our bodies as we engage with our material world. Drawing on a wide range of materials and processes, her practice synthesizes traditional craft techniques with emerging technologies. Often unsettling teleological narratives, her work highlights material memory and tensions between figuration and abstraction as springboards for contemplating our experience of time. Gilbert’s visit to the Glass Lab included a lecture about her work, a hot glass demonstration, and a critique of the 2016 Glass Graduate MA Exhibitions.