Sasha Petrenko, MFA

she/her/hers, Assistant Professor Sculpture and Expanded Media


Sasha Petrenko is an interdisciplinary artist and Artistic Director of The New Urban Naturalists. Her work utilizes sculpture, performance, social practice and new media to draw parallels between ecology and human relationships. Petrenko’s projects have been featured widely at national and international venues including the Watermill Center for Performance in New York, Kebbel Villa in Schwandorf, Germany, Kulturfolger in Zurich Switzerland, the Los Angeles County Arboretum, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Sonoma State University, Southern Exposure, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Her interviews and work has been featured on college and public radio stations including KALX of the University of California Berkeley and KALW in San Francisco and her writing has been published in Leonardo/ISAST (The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology) from MIT Press. She has been awarded residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, The Djerassi Foundation, the LAB, KALA Art Institute in California, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus in Germany and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in New York. Currently Sasha is developing an ecological rock opera combining interactive sound installations, live musical performance, dance and video projections.

as photograph of a person wearing a large paper mache buffalo mask and a dark blue satin dress on a hillside with trees