Sandy Bleifer

Sandy Bleifer

Venice, CA, United States

About Sandy Bleifer

Sandy Bleifer received her B.A. in Fine Arts at U.C.L.A. in 1962 and worked as an Artist in Residence, an art teacher, docent and publisher of curriculum materials in the arts. With the support of “Space”, a seminal Los Angeles gallery under the direction of Edward Den Lau, she exhibited and sold her work from the early ‘70s through 1997. The artist's work is in over 200 private and public collections worldwide.

Her personal idiom began with silkscreen, collage and an exploration of of paper: a continuing discovery into its complex nature and its ability to serve as a metaphor for the world around us. Early in her career as an exhibiting artist, social and political activism crept into the mix. Soon she began creating art installations that became a focus and galvanizing force for the reconsideration of major historical events: the Holocaust and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

In the mid-1990s she focused her attention on a pivotal moment in Los Angeles’ contemporary history: the revitalization of downtown LA. Now in recent years, she is further imbuing her art with a pro-active agenda using interactive installations, video and community engagement with threads that can be seen in her prior aesthetic concerns – paper as a metaphor for life, environment and the human condition.

Education

B.A. Fine Arts, U.C.LA.1962
Life-long student of classical piano
Student of Ikebana, Ohara School since 1992

Events

"Gimme 5" exhibition at MuzeuMM, Los Angeles 2017
"Trees" 4-artists at FM Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles
Brand 45: Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper 2017 Brand 44: Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper 2016
Venice ARTBLOCK Open Studio Tours 2013 and 2014
Venice ArtWalk Artist Studio Tours 2014
Venice Home and Garden Tour 2014

Exhibitions

ONE-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS:
2017 "Walls", FM Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles
2017 "Wear We Art" at Fathom Gallery, Los Angeles
2011 DownTown LA Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2010 University of Southern California Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2005 University of Southern California Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1997 Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, California
1996 Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, California
1995 Nishi-Ku Community Center, Hiroshima, Japan
1995 Nagasaki Citizens Hall, Nagasaki, Japan
1995 Daishinsha, Inc., Osaka, Japan
1995 Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, California
1995 Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, California
1994 LA ARTCORE Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1994 Commons Gallery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii