Sarah-Dawn Albani is a practicing theorist- using studio as research method. Her work in video, performance, sound, sculpture, and painting explores the power of personal and cultural myth and meaning making, and the limits and potential of the constructs of the self. Current projects explore cults, authoritarianism, ideology, prophecy, utopia and dystopia through the lens of her own westward journey twenty years ago as a young seeker.
She has toured with bands, bandits, and musical theater companies. Her work has been presented at 100% Gallery, The Richmond Art Center, The Lab, SOMARTS, The Garage, SFAQ Project Space, Ladybug House, Mission Comics, Savernack Street Gallery, and backyards, bedrooms, and alleys throughout the Bay area, Portugal, Boston, Vermont, New York and New Orleans. She is a frequent contributor to independent zines and chapbooks . She holds a BFA from SFAI with dual degree in Sculpture and The History and Theory of Contemporary Art. She is a second year candidate for an MFA in Art Practice at UC Berkeley.