Born in Rome, Sara Pettinella graduated in art history and studied design and photography in Italy and the United Kingdom. She won the Interfaces Award (University of Rome and MIFAV – Museum of the Photographic Image and Visual Arts) in 2002. Since 2004, she has been active in the non-profit sector in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa working with refugees and other vulnerable groups through photography and design.
In 2011, she relocated to New York City, where she co-founded the art collectives Linearossa (2011) and electric cabbage (2012 – present). Her solo projects have been showcased internationally by galleries, art locations and online shows such as MIFAV, La Casa dell’Altra Economia, Zebra Room, Cheryl Pelavin Gallery, New York City Transit Museum, NooSPHERE ART, Skylight Gallery, The ArtisTTable, DomagkAteliers, and the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York.
She won several photography awards Eye.Eye.Nose.Mouth (portrait competition @ the ArtisTTable), and the Urban Landscape photo contest organized by the New York Center for Photographic Art. Her documentary We Are One blood drum spirit is official selection and winner at several national and international film festival and so some of her music videos.