Isca Greenfield-Sanders

A unique fusion of photography and painting, Isca Greenfield-Sanders’ work creates a rich dialogue between abstraction and figuration, mechanical reproduction and handcraft, and narration and formalist visuality. Greenfield-Sanders fashions meditative narratives exploring themes of nostalgia, memory and collective ideals. Her use of digital media, combined with the traditional craft of oil painting involves transforming photographic material into oil paintings through an intricate process: She first scans and edits a found image, usually from family albums she finds in flea markets or yard sales, and then prints it onto paper, painting it with watercolor and color pencil. This watercolor is then made into a composite of square tiles.

Born in 1978, New York, NY, Greenfield-Sanders received B.A. degrees from Brown University in Visual Arts and Mathematics. In 2001, she was the Visiting Artist at the American Academy of Rome and has since received numerous solo exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. Her work can be found in the following institutions: Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; and the Estee Lauder Corporation, New York, NY. Greenfield-Sanders lives and works in New York, NY.