Annie Sandano

Annie was born in Brazil and grew up in New Zealand. She graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts with Honours and has studied in the USA, at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, and has spent a semester attending Fine Arts College SACI in Florence, Italy.

Since beginning her career as a professional printmaker, Annie has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout New Zealand, Australia and select cities in the USA, and has had several successful solo shows at Seed Gallery and Parnell Gallery. Annie is represented by galleries all over New Zealand, and her pieces feature in collections around the world.

Recent achievements include having an original piece selected for the Wallace Arts Trust collection, and having two pieces selected as finalists for the Waikato Society of Arts Waikato Youth Art Awards. In 2010 The Hilton Group purchased a large original piece for it’s newest hotel in Queenstown. Denis Robinson’s 2010 book, New Zealand Gallery, featured Annie as a vibrant emerging artist which is quickly becoming recognised as a significant contributor to contemporary printmaking practice in New Zealand with a strong following that extends to Australia with representation in galleries in both countries.

With projects on the horizon in 2013 including two solo shows in New Zealand, as well as an exhibition in the USA, Annie is fast becoming a household name and her works are selling out as highly collectable additions to any art buyer’s portfolio.