is an artist based in San Francisco. With a background in fine arts, textile design and dance, she values the spontaneous & improvisational approach to art making.
Her abstract paintings, mixed media, and textile arts are multitudinous layers of marks, pigments, and stitches—nuanced with hidden poems. She has worked on canvases, paper and more recently focuses on large-scale fabric installations.
As a dancer with training in Improv, Modern, Ballet, West African, and Classical & Folkloric Persian, Sandra's visual art is influenced by works of dancers and poets. She utilizes poetry as a linguistic tool in creating non-verbal and visceral imagery.
Sandra holds a BA in Fine Arts from San Francisco State University and has explored a variety of studio environments in a number of media such as oil & acrylic painting, printmaking, watercolor, and digital.
Sandra studied fabric design at The California School of Professional Fabric Design in Berkeley. She also learnt the ancient Persian hand-block printing on silk from the Azarbaijani Batik Master, Gangineh, in Tehran. During the course of her training, she designed and carved her wooden blocks and printed a collection of silk scarves.
Sandra has designed rich collections of prints, patterns, and weaves for the home furnishing industry and has collaborated with interior decorators, fashion designers, prop artists, and global and U.S. manufacturers.
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