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BIO

Sandra Lefever is an award-winning artist, gardening enthusiast, and cat herder. She has exhibited work in Florida, California, and New York. She's well on her way to being a stereotypical crazy cat lady and has no regrets.

My most recent work demonstrates the versatility of my artistic tool box. The projects are prompt-based collaborations, using different materials and media that are best suited for each particular project, rather than using the same media to find solutions to entirely different problems. In conceptualizing the art and layout for PocketQuest 2022, I used the event logo as the prompt to build a world and expand on a narrative appropriate to that initial design concept. This project was never intended for print or to be produced as a tactile product, and needed to be very flexible in scale, and as such, was entirely drawn with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The Punctation of the Month Club's end goal was to have each artist in the project riff off the same monthly punctuation prompt, producing small, hand made editions of the same page size for collating into a 13 copy edition of artist books. In order to consistently duplicate each page image, hand carved relief printing was the process I chose as the production solution.

STATEMENT

1995, BFA Studio Art with University Honors
Carnegie Mellon University
(Pittsburgh, PA)

Major in Electronic and Time-Based Media, Drawing

Minor in Creative Writing

EDUCATION

1993, Studio Art Studies
Kuvataideakatemia

(Helsinki Finland)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021 A FINE LINE

Art Center Sarasota
(Sarasota, Florida)

Juried Figure Drawing Exhibition, Third Place Award

2019 — THE MAD HATTER'S DREAM

Origami Air Art Studio
(Sarasota, Florida)

Origami Air Art Studio celebrates Halloween with an exhibition inspired by the eccentric character of the Mad Hatter from Lewis Carroll’s novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. With award winning artists, Vicki Shelf and Sandra Lefever, this art show will be filled with fantastic figurative paintings, magical art designs and origami top hats—all to cross the darkness and playfulness of the Mad Hatter, as well as the flamboyant and dark characters of the Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, and the Queen of Hearts.

2018 INSIDE/OUTSIDE

Origami Air Art Studio
(Sarasota, Florida)

This solo exhibition will feature the works of fine artist and illustrator, Sandra Lefever. In her work, Sandra uses line and color to 'convey the magic of the mundane.' Sandra works from observation and is highly influenced by the environment that surrounds her.

2018 FALLEN ANGELS: DESCENT, DECAY ANDTHE BEAST

Origami Air Art Studio
(Sarasota, Florida)

This exhibition is a journey into the story of fallen angels. Multimedia collaborative works will take  the visitor through a labyrinth of angels and beasts. Artists: Kuniko Yamamoto, Lori Loveberry George, Sandra Lefever, Robert Demperio, Pamela Callender

2018 FIREHOUSE DRAWING GROUP

Firehouse Cultural Center
(
Ruskin, Florida)

Silent Charity Auction and Group Exhibition

2017 FLORIDA'S FINEST

Art Center Sarasota
(Sarasota, Florida)

State Wide Juried Exhibition

2014 — MAIL/ART/BOOK

San Francisco Center for the Book
(San Francisco, California)

Postal Art/Artist Book Exhibition

2012-2013 — LULL

1310 Gallery
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Group Exhibition

2012 THE UNEXPECTED: ART IN TRANSIT

Basch Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design
(Sarasota, Florida)

Postal Art Exhibition plus
Guest Talk by Sandra Lefever and Curator's Q&A panel

2012 PROCESS OBSESSED

Clothesline Gallery
(Sarasota, Florida)

Group Printmaking Show

2012 THOUGHT COALITION

C. Emerson Fine Arts
(St. Petersburg, Florida)

Group Show

2012 SELF PORTRAIT

Bohemia
(Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago)

1st International Mail Art Exhibition of Trinidad & Tobago

COLLECTIONS

RACHEL B. HUNT LIBRARY ARTIST BOOK COLLECTION

Carnegie Mellon University 
(
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

BRIZDLE SCHOENBERG SPECIAL COLLECTIONS CENTER

Ringling College of Art & Design
(Sarasota, Florida)

RED LETTER DAY ZINE AND POSTAL ARCHIVE

(San Francisco, California)

BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY

(Brooklyn, New York)

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