Sarah Tancred grew up in southeastern Ohio. In 2014, Sarah earned her MFA with a Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Montana and prior to that she received a BFA from Bowling Green State University in 2008. She has also completed Artist Residencies at St. Petersburg Clay Company and Red Lodge Clay Center.
Sarah has taught at The University of Montana, Black Hills State University and The University of New Mexico-Gallup. Currently, Sarah lives in Moorhead, MN and is a Resident Artist at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. She maintains an active studio practice, investigating societal expectations and media representations of women throughout history.