Sandra Mack-Valencia: Paintings on wood.

Fearless, Ink and transfer on wood panel, 6″ x 6″

This week, we welcome Sandra Mack-Valencia, a Colombian painter who lives and works in New York. Mack-Valencia grew up listening to fairy tales and urban legends, which translates in the narrative aspect that you will find in her work. She nurtures her art from many sources: found images, book remarks, experiences, movies, fashion, and more. Her personal philosophy is quite simple: Everything one does should be beautiful. It’s not a denial of reality, but an acknowledgment that beauty is still present — and needed in our acts, our thoughts, our ideals and our interactions with the world and with the other.

Team Work, Acrylic, ink and transfer on wood panel, 36″ x 36″

Mack-Valencia’s work has been exhibited in museums such as El Museo del Barrio and the Coney Island Museum in New York, as well as the Museum of Modern Art and the MAJA Museum in Medellín. Her paintings have traveled to Colombia, Amsterdam, Japan and Italy. Her works are in private, public and corporate collections, including the Hotel Monaco, Dunn Development Corporation, the Renaissance Hotel, the Kimpton Hotel in Amsterdam and many others.

Mack-Valencia received her BFA from Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, and her MFA from Hunter College in New York.

Nitin is a visual designer, gallery artist, and community arts activist. Past desk-oriented posts include: PBS, Digitas, K12, Inc., Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and Sesame Workshop International....

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