a native of Germany who has lived in NYC since 1993, is a painter, performer, and founder of the decorative painting company See. Painting, Inc.
As a decorative artist Sandra worked on legendary private Interiors such as the Keith Mc. Nally, Rennert, Hess, Tom Hanks and Billy Corgan Residences.
She has created sets for Martha Stewart, Michael J. Fox, photographer Marc Seliger and set designer Mary Howard.
Her large-scale commercial projects include work for the Whitney, Saks Fifth Ave, Victoria Secret, CHANEL and TIFFANY stores as well as Hotels such as Nu Hotel (Brooklyn), Duane Street Hotel and ACE hotel and restaurants like Balthazar in Soho and the new LONDON based Balthazar Restaurant.
Through her 23 years of experience as a gilder and art restorer, Sandra has a range of techniques that she applies to her work in fine art. Performances include: Vanessa Beecroft’s first NYC performance at Deitch Projects; the Love-a-Commuter project by Artist’s Space; window painting performances at Chashama on W 42nd Street and for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s ‘Looking In’ series. Sandra’s ‘searching for sense’ performance is the subject of a documentary by Oscar-Nominee Katja Esson.
INSIDE/OUT, a collaboration with Laura Barnett, took place in NYC windows (2005-06) and in Berlin’s Galerie Tristesse (2005). The New York Times featured INSIDE/OUT on the cover of the Arts Section in May ‘06 and Sylvia Plachy has photographed the artists for The New Yorker.
I see my art as a social act within society and spiritual reflections of my life.
Trained as a professional gilder and painter with a 22 year working in the field experience, my decorative gilding and painting work is of the highest standards. I love to work with recipes and traditional techniques that have been around for centuries - yet use cutting edge technology to get a perfect outcome.
I love working in the field of the decorative arts since it means collaborating on a daily base - with other trades, designers, clients/collectors.
Working with precious leafs such as palladium leaf, white golds, moon gold or 23 karat gold has been such a gift since these have always been the most precious materials ever used in the arts and keep fascinating me.