Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sarah Hulsey grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. Her interest in pursuing art first emerged with an undergraduate job in the Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Fogg Art Museum. This experience, along with two years of letterpress instruction at the Bow & Arrow Press, awakened her to the artistic and conceptual potential of printmaking. Hulsey’s pursuit of art deepened over the next decade, parallel to her studies in linguistics, first at Harvard, and later in graduate school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As she learned more about the depth and complexity of the structure of language, she became more and more drawn to the possibility of representing these structures through visual art. In 2011, she enrolled in an MFA program in book arts and printmaking at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. There she developed her ideas about the visual possibilities inherent in language into a practice of printmaking, installation, and book arts. She lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts.