Gosha Winning-050

“Sandra is a rare bird of contemporary art. She is exceptional in everything–timeless, ethereal, delicate, innocent and sensual at the same time, uncommonly original.   Her chords of color are of an unmatched refinement: A smorgasbord. Paganini on the violin.”

Angel Muriel Artist

artist statement

the circle

The images in my work evolve from an observation of our physical world and my internal thoughts. Archetypes, Icons and mythological figures share space with childlike scrawls, poetry and graphic images. Interwoven, these elements convey a multilayered content partnered on a scarred yet sensuous surface.

I paint, etch and draw both abstracted and figurative elements onto my panels. I like to combine techniques and play with mixed media. My work evolves spontaneously and intuitively and I welcome happy accidents.

Taken for granted in the enormity of a falling leaf, a spoken word, the transience of life.
My work explores the reflections of duality: the connection between the past and the present, the beauty and the mystery of existence, the fluctuation and the balance of never ending cycles.


1989     B.F.A. University of Illinois Chicago, IL
1983     Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

art auctions and donations

2018      One Earth Film Festival, Chicago, IL
2017      One Earth Film Festival, Chicago, IL
2016     The Children’s School, Berwin, IL
2015     Stephen Daiter Gallery, Gimme Shelter, Chicago IL
2013     Artworks ADL, Chicago IL
2012     The Children’s School, Berwin, IL
2009    Heartland Alliance, Chicago, IL
2009    Hephzibah, Chicago, IL
2009    Heartland Alliance, Chicago, IL
2002    Horizons for Youth, Chicago, IL
2000    Horizons for Youth, Chicago, IL
1995     Art Against Aids, sponsored by Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
1994     Art Against Aids, Chicago, IL
1993     Art Against Aids, Chicago, IL
1993     Target Choice, sponsored by Personal PAC, Chicago IL
1992     Art Against Aids, Chicago, IL
1992     Target Choice, Chicago, IL
1992     N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992     Happy Delpech Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991      N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991      Happy Delpech Gallery, Chicago, IL

awards and grants

1994     Community Arts Assistant Program Grant, Chicago, IL
1992     Recognition Award, Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL
1991     Artwork Juried Selected for Around the Coyote Logo and Design
1989     Faculty Award presented at graduation, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL