Biography

Metal Sculptor

Working from my Wynwood Studio in Miami Since 2010

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Sandra Garcia- Pardo has been involved in art since early years while she joined different artistic experiences in her country such as the School of Fine Arts, private art classes and Publishing Design at the university. After being granted a governmental scholarship, she moved to Argentina to finally materialize her dream getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at “Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón”, the most prestigious art school of Argentina located in the city of Buenos Aires. She creates art pieces with a highly critical mind always including the human being in different stages of life, and as an inevitable part of the society we live in. Her art is characterized for the simplicity and the duality of strong messages and the lightness of her sculptures made out of iron, generating a prolific production far from a repetitive theme. Garcia- Pardo moved to USA to continue enriching her artistic talent and have exhibited in different galleries all over the country and abroad.

 

 

 

Artist Statement

When I create I always intent to simplify figuration and magnify feelings which is always a challenge since I work with steel. I enjoy the benefits of industrial welding using sometimes raw steel, or sometimes I apply paints or patinas as well, the possibilities are numerous. My pieces are austere, but aesthetics is always a must. I expect my sculptures to act as a mirror where people can see projections of their own reality, generating an unforgettable moment for the observer right in front of my piece, for which I use parody and abstraction for cultural references and self-identification.

Selected Exhibitions

RESIDENCIES
2017- Buffalo Creek Art Center- Garderville, NV
2006- Resident Artist Art South- Homestead, Fl

GRANTS
2011- Miami-Dade Community and Tourist Development Council Grants Program
1999- International Art Scholarship from Colombian Government agency ICETEX (Colombian Institute of Technical Studies Abroad)

EDUCATION
2003- B. F. A. in Sculpture. Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes P. Pueyrredon. Buenos Aires, Argentina
1994- B. F. A. in Graphic Design- Universidad del Litoral Atlantico. Barranquilla, Colombia

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019- “Resonate” Coral Gables Museum- Coral Gables, FL
2017- “Gritty in Pink”- Juror’s Honorable Mention- Bailey Contemporary Art- Pompano, FL
2015- Home Design Show- Convention Center- Miami Beach, FL
2014- “Nest Gen Project”- Florida International Univeristy- Miami, FL
2013- “Abstract” – Coral Reef Club’s Art League- Key Largo, Florida
2012- Sculpt Miami Art Fair Art Basel- Miami, FL
2012- Sculpt Miami Art Fair- Miami, FL
2012- “4”- Florida Gulf Coast University- Fort Myers, FL
2012- “Latinamente”- The Office Contemporary Art- Rome, Italy
2012- Young at Art Museum Opening- Fort Lauderdale, FL
2012- “Talented Colombian Women” – Colombian Consulate- Coral Gables, FL
2012- Miami Dance Festival Kick Off – Miami Beach Botanical Garden- Miami Beach, FL
2011- Red Dot Art Fair- Sculpt Miami Art Basel- Miami, FL
2011- Giants in The City- Miami Beach Sleepless Night- Miami Beach, FL
2011- Arte Américas Art Fair- Irreversible Art space project- Miami Beach, FL
2010- Solo show- “The Bags of the Vanities”. ArtSouth 10th Anniversary. Homestead, Fl
2009- “9 Number of Change”. Miami Art Space. Miami, FL
2008- Solo show “Rust in its Raw”- CCRC Gallery. Homestead, FL
2007- “Hispanic Heritage Month”. Miami Dade College. Miami, FL
2007- “Diversity”. Miami Dade College. Miami, FL
2006- Art Exhibit at Biscayne National Park. Homestead, FL
2006- “The Harvest Moon Exhibition”. Deering Estate Park. Miami, FL
2005- “Spring Art Exhibition”. City Hall Homestead. Homestead, FL

Address

132 NW 36th St Miami, FL 33127
Wynwood Art District

Email

sgp@sandragarciapardo.com