Sarah Vanderlip was born in Philadelphia and lives and works in Los Angeles. After receiving her M.F.A. in Sculpture from Yale, Vanderlip lived in New York for over a decade. She participated in numerous exhibitions, lectures, benefits, and collaborative projects in the city, the country and abroad. In 2000, Vanderlip began teaching Undergraduate and Graduate Sculpture at UCLA where she taught for four years. Now based in Los Angeles, Vanderlip is an Associate Professor of Art at California State University, Bakersfield. She served as Director of the CSUB gallery from 2003– 2005. Some of her own recent exhibitions and projects include a permanent installation at the High Desert Test Site, a 2006 solo museum show at the L.A.C Lieu Arte Contemporain in Sigean, France, and a 2007 solo show at Galerie Jacques Girard in Toulouse, France. In 2008 Vanderlip received a University Research Council award and had her first solo show in Los Angeles at Sandroni Rey's Container. In 2009-2010, she participated in Shadows and Reflected Color for Sale at Shoshana Wayne Gallery.