My work is driven by form, material and site, while abstractly pointing at change, pattern breaks and law of attraction.  Interested in mindful living ideas and practices, these concepts and directions have found their way into my visual practice by way of clean, formulated pattern work via interior and exterior, site specific sculpture, installations and murals.  Employing both delicate and bold shapes in visual systems, I strive to demonstrate change and law of attraction by formulating systematic guidelines, repetition and purposefully restrained color palettes with moments of "change" for and relative to specific locations.  I examine and apply the ways these visual items/systems/formulas can be altered, yet remain constant to abstractly convey the undeniable truth that life/people/environments change and evolve, while remaining the same on some level.  I am interested in conveying these messages by way of site specific public installations and murals that transforms environments, enveloping viewers in thoughtfully activated, and changed spaces, where architecture and art seamlessly coexist, creating a sense of place in a community.

I am currently living and working in Denver, CO.  Born and raised in Chicago, IL.

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SELECT EXHIBITS 

2017  RedLine, Downshifting, Denver, CO

         SkyHouse Denver, Denver, CO

         RedLine, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Denver, CO

2016  Arvada Center, Looking Back/Moving Forward, Arvada, CO

         Paradigm Gallery, Direction / Instruction, Philidelphia

         Center For Visual Art, Colorado Women in Abstraction, Denver

         Gray Duck Gallery, Visitation, Group Show, Austin, TX

          Helikon Gallery, Guest Curated by Sally Centigrade, Opiates for the Masses, Denver

          RedLine, Monumental, Residency Show, Denver

          Gravity Gallery, All the Feels, Group Show, Aspen, CO

2015   Denver Art Museum, Summer in Bloom, Toyota Collaboration, Denver

          RedLine, Just Playing, Residency Show, Denver

2014   Sharjah Art Museum, Solo Exhibit, Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah, UAE

           Hyperlink Gallery, Pink Days & Blue Days, Chicago

           Denver International Airport, USA Pro Challenge Bike Project, Denver

           Indy Ink, Somewhere Between This and That, Denver

           Hinterland/Neurotitan, "What If...", Denver/Berlin

2013    Bedford Gallery, New Neon: Light, Paint & Photography, Walnut Creek, CA

            Forest Room 5 Studio, Golden Fleece Trading Post, Denver

            GroundSwell, Exquisite Corpse, Denver

            The Shoppe, Reconnect the Stars, Every Single One, Solo Show, Denver

2012     Indy Ink, Anniversary Show, Denver

            GroundSwell, Everything is Fine Starting Now, Denver

            Factory Made, The Longest Fall, Solo Show, Boulder

            Circuit 12, Surface Pattern, Dallas

            Art-Plant, Tell Me When You Hear Me Falling, Solo Show, Denver

            Design After Dark, Bespoke for Denver Art Museum, Denver

2011     RedLine, Art by Craft, Denver

            Super Ordinary Gallery, ArtCrank, Denver

            Center for Contemporary Art, KALEIDOSPOKE, Santa Fe

            Kaze Gallery, MINDFULL, Denver

            Super Ordinary Gallery, Japan Relief Show, Denver

            Blackbook Gallery, Falling Whistles, Denver

            Plastic Chapel, This Time Things Will Be Different, Solo Show, Denver

            Emmanuel Gallery, Leaky Margins, Denver

2010    Illiterate Gallery, Mile High on the Map, Denver

            MCA Denver Event Space, Art by Craft, Denver

            ArtCrank, Lisa Kowalski Gallery, Denver

            PROJECT HELLO, TAXI, Denver

2009    Lisa Kowalski Gallery, Joyride, Denver

            Namaste Hospice, Group Show, Denver

            FUEL Collection, Grand Small Works, Philadelphia

2008    Space Gallery, Juried Show, Denver

            Object + Thought Gallery, Vis - a - visage, Denver

            The Artist Project, Artropolis, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago

            The Fabric Lab, Solo Show, Denver

            Meadowlark, Solo Show, Denver

2007    Pure, Solo Show, Denver

            Chicago City Art Gallery, Mixed Media, Chicago

            Jet Hotel, Art in the City, Denver

            Luckystar Studio, Girls, Girls, Girls, Milwaukee

            Bridge Art Fair, Ai Gallery, Chicago

            Ai Gallery, Femmes Forces, Chicago

            Orange Cat Studios, Group Show, Denver

2006   Orange Skin, Winter, Chicago

            Estudiotres Gallery, Field Test, Chicago

            Oak Park Art League, Beyond Boundaries, Oak Park

            Around the Coyote, Chicago

2005    Parts Unknown Gallery, Cold Frame, Chicago

            Brickermade Studio, Group Show, Chicago

            Around the Coyote, Chicago

2004    Parts Unknown Gallery, Three Artists in Search of a Common Theme, Chicago

            The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago Art Open, Chicago

            Around the Coyote, Chicago

            Landmark Art Gallery,  Group Show, Chicago 

            Inside Out, Group Show, Chicago

2003    Around the Coyote, Chicago

            1206,  Group Show,  Chicago

            One Night Stand, Group Show, Chicago

 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Alchemy Creative Workshop, Interior Mural, Denver, CO, 2017

Sooper B, Exterior Mural, Denver, CO, 2017

AC Hotel San Francisco Airport, Interior Sculpture, CA, 2017

Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel, Interior Sculpture, Plano, TX, 2017

Courtyard Marriott Denver Downtown, Interior Sculpture 2017

University of Colorado Boulder, ATLAS Institute, Interior Mural, Boulder, 2016

34 Degrees, Interior Mural, Denver, 2016

Center For Visual Art, Exterior Mural, Denver, 2016

University of Louisville, Interior Sculpture, Louisville, Tennessee, 2016

34 Degrees, Exterior Mural, Denver, 2016

RTD, Permanent Exterior Installation, A Line Windscreens at 5 stations, Denver, 2016

Denizen, Permanent Interior Mural, Denver, 2016

Denizen, Permanent Exterior Installation, Denver, 2016

Lamar Union, Permanent Installation, Austin, TX, 2016

Hyatt House Denver, Permanent Installation, Denver, 2016

Denver Central Market, Exterior Mural, Denver, 2015

RedLine, Permanent Exterior Mural, Denver, 2015

The Douglas, Permanent Installation, Denver, 2015

Ellen Bruss & Mark Falcone Private Collection, Denver, 2015

Galvanize 2, Permanent Installation, Denver, 2015

Florida State University, Sculpture, Tallahassee, 2015

Rivet Seattle, Permanent Interior Mural, Seattle, 2014

Colorado Convention Center, Permanent Installation, Denver, 2014

Beauty Bar, Restroom Signage, Denver, 2010

President's Hotel, Permanent Installation, NYC, 2009

Mania TV Mural Project, Denver, 2007

Bloomingdale Mural Project, Chicago, 2007

Vintage Wine Bar, Restroom Signage, Chicago, 2005

Mancow, Private Collection, Chicago, 2001

 

RESIDENCIES 

Logan School for Creative Learning, Denver, Spring 2017

RedLine, Denver, 2014 - 2016

 

AWARDS

Urban Arts Fund Grant, Denver, 2017

Westword, Best New Public Art Downtown Denver, March 2014

Project Grant, Community Arts Assistance Program, Chicago, IL, 2002 & 2003

 

PUBLICATIONS

Culture Trip, 10 Emerging Contemporary Artists From Denver You Should Know, September 9, 2017

Westword, Review: Downshifting Shows Less Is More at RedLine, July 19, 2017

Westword, Fifteen Women Street Artists You Need to Know in Denver, April 14, 2017

Westword, Best New Urban Art Project, April 2017

CODA Magazine, Transformative Walls III, March 2017

303 Magazine, Denver Artists Explore How to Make it as Artists in New Exhibit, February 6, 2017

Westword, RedLine’s Resident Show Nice Work If You Can Get It Exposes Artists’ Struggles, January 20, 2017

One Good Eye, The top 10 (plus a few more) art exhibits of 2016 in Colorado, December 22, 2016

Westword, 'Duct Work Art Project Transforms the Viaducts Under I-70, October 2, 2016

Hyperallergic, Sexism and the Canon: Three Female Artists Reflect on ‘Women of Abstract Expressionism, September 14, 2016

Very Nearly Almost, Exhibition Review ‘Direction / Instruction’ at Paradigm Gallery, August 28, 2016

Modern In Denver, Consuming Art, Summer 2016

Westword, The Ten Most Amazing New Street Art Murals for Summer 2016, July 29, 2016

Tres Birds Workshop, Art in the Wild, July 2016

303 Magazine, 10 Denver Street Artists You Should Follow on Instagram, May 26, 2016

Westword, Best Public Mural, March 31, 2016

Westword, Thirty Artists Define One Street With Project Colfax, February 4, 2016

Westword, Ten Great Shots from Another 100 Creatives, January 3, 2016

Denver Post, The Front Range's most important cultural moments in 2015, December 25, 2015

Fellow Magazine, Journal Feature, Denver's Urban Art: Sandra Fettingis, October 2015

Denver Life Magazine, State of the Art: A Q& A With Muralist Sandra Fettingis, October 2015

Westword, Meet the Artists Behind the Street-Art Murals of Colorado Crush 2015, September 22, 2015

Westword, Twenty Amazing New Street Art Murals in Denver - Summer 2015, August 27, 2015

CBS Denver, Artists Get Away With a Big No-No in Preparation for Denver Art Museum Exhibit, July 10, 2015 

Huffington Post, The 19 Best Cities To See Street Art In The United States, June 16, 2015

Westword, Sandra Fettingis and The EPIC Project Create a Mural Majority, June 10, 2015

Westword, Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Sandra Fettingis, September 23, 2014

Denver Post, Bike art wheels into DIA for USA Pro Challenge, August 6, 2014

Denver Post, Art At Large, March 30, 2014

Huffington Post, 19 Beautiful Images That Prove America's Greatest Art Isn't in a Museum, March 28, 2014

Westword, Best New Public Art Downtown Denver, March 26, 2014

Denver Post, Installation Feature, March 4, 2014

Birdy, Artist Feature, February 2014

Wooster Collective, Project Feature, 2010

303 Magazine, Artist Feature, September 2009  

5280 Magazine, Designer Spotlight, January 2009

Carpal Tunnel Magazine, Interview, September 2007  

Chicago Reader, Artwork Feature, July 12, 2007

Conscious Choice Magazine, Looking Beyond the Canvas, Chicago, IL, September 2006

Chicago Sun-Times, best kept secrets’ unveiled, Chicago, IL, November 2004

 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Downtown Colorado, Inc, "City Builder Forum", Denver, 2016

Ello & General Assembly, "Building Your Creative Career: Portfolio Principles", Denver, 2016

Imagine 2020 Public Art Symposium, "From Studio to the Street" Panel, Denver, 2015

AIGA Colorado & SIE Film Center, "The Maker Movement" Panel, Denver, 2014

 

BOARD MEMBER

RedLine Denver, Resident Artist Representative, 2015-2016

 

EDUCATION

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, BA, 2000

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, 1998