Biography, Contact Information and Recent Exhibitions

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Sandy Smith-Garces is a visual artist working in the greater Boston area.  Her art is often in the form of visual essays drawn from topical new items. The subtle intimacy of Smith-Garces’ finely rendered images, drawn with charcoal and graphite, lures viewers into to stories that are complex and sometimes disturbing. While Smith-Garces’ drawings are informed by history, her approach and subject matter are contemporary.  Combining the power of journalism with classical techniques and an often conceptual approach to story telling, much of her work focuses on the vulnerability of women in the 21st century. Ms. Smith-Garces’ interest in visual essays was developed at the School of Visual Arts in New York where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree and was the recipient of the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for excellence in art. Her appreciation for the craftsmanship of renaissance masters was informed by her graduate study at S.A.C.I. in Florence, Italy. She has exhibited in both solo and group shows in New York and Boston and her drawings and illustrations have been featured in several books and catalogues.




Recent Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibitions

2016    Kindling, Adele & Haig Der Manuelian and Terjenian-Thomas Galleries, Armenian Museum of America

2011     Kindling: A Drawing and Installation Project by Sandy Smith-Garces, Sandra and Philip Gordon Gallery, Boston, Boston Arts Academy

Group Exhibitions:

2015     Images of Grief and Healing, Chandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, MA*

2014     We Tell Stories, Chelsea Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York

2013     Stories We Tell, Phoenix Gallery, New York*


Honorable Mention, Bromfield Gallery Solo Competition 2012

Paul Rhodes Memorial for Excellence in Art, School of Visual Arts, 1990

*indicates a juried exhibition

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