Sandra Kelch was born in New York, and currently lives and works in Oakland, California.
Her work explores pattern and repetition on both a formal and conceptual level, most recently about the aesthetics of urban space. She places a strong emphasis on experimentation; creating her own tools and techniques, and exploring the ambiguity of mixing digital and manual processes. Sandra’s graphic design background directly informs her prints in her use of color, form and compositions. Her observations of patterns that surround us on a daily basis, and cultural patterns from world travels, inspire her works on paper.
Sandra has two degrees from The Cooper Union School of Art (BFA) and The Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA). She has taught at California College of the Arts, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. She has been the recipient of the Artspan Selections award, and has exhibited her work at the International Print Center in New York, California Modern Gallery, Tercera Gallery, Intersection for the Arts, Market Street Gallery, The Berkeley Art Center, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco Center for the Book, The Kala Art Institute Gallery, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Pro Arts Gallery, SOMARTS Gallery, and more. Sandra has been an artist in residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley.