Collection: Annie Smits Sandano

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Annie Sandano has since lived in New Zealand, Italy and the USA and has completed a large portion of the study towards her BFA degree abroad. Having completed her Fine Arts education at Elam School of Fine Arts with Honours and the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in the USA, Sandano has had successful exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. She merges cultural factors from Brazil and New Zealand; assembling, collating and hybridizing to reconfigure our traditional visual vocabulary. Sandano’s prints create a narrative of contemporary folklore with references to modern illustration, traditional Japanese woodcut prints and the respective histories of decorative and fine arts in Brazil and New Zealand.