Hope Sandrow is a conceptual artist who’s multidisciplinary art practice is her ‘way’ of life. And includes real engagements with the world to inform and direct her artistic vision. In the mediums of still, video, mixed media, installation, sculpture, new media, performance and social practice: Sandrow’s intent is creating works representing the natural history of everyday life. To (re)generate discourse on notions of nature, culture, art, identity, gender, science, history, the politics of power and myth. At critical times her role is as participant like that of the viewer, more often as Observer in works that encourage interaction between artists, the public and the natural world such as Happening Live open air studio spacetime.


Overview of Sandrow’s life and work: video interview with Artforum.com (2016).


A practice exhibited in The Fabric of time and space spacetime commissioned by US State Department Art in Embassies (2016 - 2018): Sandrow revisited (2016) the sites of (timespace) as part of a new work for permanent exhibition at the US Embassy Jakarta (September 2018). The art work is the result of conversations with Bali Aga, and Mangarrai native weavers, Komodo wood carvers, and World Wildlife members. And the ongoing project open air studio Shinnecock Hills spacetime that references the social and cultural history in and around Sandrow’s own “backyard” 24/7 (since March 2006). open air studio spacetime is (November 2017) a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Inspired by a Chance Encounter while walking amidst Shinnecock Hills painted by William Merritt Chase when he lived, painted here (1893-1900). A study within a micro environment, paralleling the macrocosm: Earth. In the realms of the personal and the publicopen air studio Silanggana The Fabric of time and space spacetime and  Town of Southampton Arts and Culture Committee.


Recently exhibited works include Sandrow’s video Sur Rodney (Sur) performing Free Advice in Radical Presence curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver at Yerba Buena Center, Walker Art Center, CAMH, Grey Art Gallery; Studio Museum in Harlem (2012-15) and Platform: Genius Loci (inaugural project) with Curator Andrea Grover Parrish Art Museum (Nov 3 2012 - March 2013);. Open Air Studio Against the Grain curated By Lowery Stokes Sims and Elizabeth Kirrane (Sept 2012 - January 2014); The Sky is Falling (2008) for Agnes Gund.


Past Site specific commissions and projects range from (1980-1991)  “On the Streets (1978 - 1985) of Manhattan and Pier 34 (1983-84) to the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Museum Studies: Hope and Fear,1985 - 1988) to the art collections of Adriana and Robert Mnuchin (A Force Unknown to the Public, 1986) and Dakis Joannou (Setting for Human Interaction, 1987) to the 68th and 69th Regiment Armories where Modern Art was first exhibited in America (Memories Spaces Time, 1988 - 1999; Artist & Homeless Collaborative (1990 - 1996: The Spirit of Art as Activism: Artist & Homeless Collaborative: Making Art, Reclaiming Lives). To her own Manhattan studio Flag for the Nineties (1992) for Vera List. The Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage for Creative Time Material Matters (1995) to the waters offshore New York in Water Life Memories Spaces Time for the Whitney Museum (1998). To those surrounding the Indonesian Islands of Bali, Komodo and Flores where skeletal remains of ancient humanoids were found in timespace (1999 - 2006) for The Nature Conservancy. Eureka spacetime at The Washington Monument in Baltimore for Contemporary Museum (2005 - 6); Shinnecock godt tegn spacetime (2006-7) at PS1/MOMA directed by Alanna Heiss.


Including public collections such as: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC; Corcoran Gallery of Art in DC; Houston Museum of Fine Art, Texas; Parrish Art Museum Southampton New York. Sandrow is the recipient of two NEA Fellowships: Artmatters Fellowship; Skowhegan Governors Award. Cited in publications including Artforum, Art in America , Artnews, Bomb, Flash Art, New York Times, Southampton Press,  Sculpture Magazine, Washington Post. Private collections include Agnes Gund, Dakis Joannou, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Vera List, Gracie Mansion; Penny McCall; Adriana and Robert Mnuchin. Stephania and James McClennan; Sur Rodney Sur.




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