December 2 and 3, 11am-5pm
Artist Statement 2023:
I create artworks that are abstractions of urban space. The imagery is drawn from both built and imaginary environments, with spatial dynamics that reflect the physical city and its intangible qualities. I have developed a visual language of geometric form, grids and patterns derived from industrial form. The compositions become metaphors of the city – depicting complexity, layering of convergences, textures and voids. I explore new territory for print-based artworks by mixing traditional and digital art methods, experimenting with materiality and extending the dimensionality of a surface.
Sandra Kelch is an Oakland-based artist and academic. Born in New York, she received her BFA from The Cooper Union, her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and most recently a Ph.D. in practice-led research in the Arts from the Australian National University. She currently teaches at the University of San Francisco’s Art + Architecture department, and has taught at the California College of the Arts, the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University and the Kala Art Institute. Her artwork has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums including the International Print Center New York, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, the Turner Print Museum, California Modern Gallery, Intersection for the Arts, the Berkeley Art Center, Jen Tough Gallery and Kala Art Institute Gallery. Sandra‘s awards include the Artspan Selections Award, and a Juror’s Award from Gearbox Gallery. She has been an artist in residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. Sandra is a member of the California Society of Printmakers.