Annie Smits Sandano
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Annie has since lived in New Zealand, Italy and the UK. Having completed her Fine Arts education at Elam School of Fine Arts with Honours and the Rhode Island School of Design in the USA, she has since exhibited in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the USA. Currently she is based in London and work between London and Auckland.
‘Assembling, collating and hybridising to reconfigure visual vocabularies, I work across a variety of media. My first exhibited works were my wood block prints and I have extended my visual investigation and developed my practice into the area of painting and most recently ceramics.’
Recent acquisitions have seen works featured in The Wallace Arts Trust, The Hilton Group and the Deloitte Art Collection.
Other recent achievements include having a an installation selected as finalist and catalogue cover for New Zealand's 2019 Portage Ceramics Award, a piece featured in Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge’s private collection and having two pieces selected as finalists for the Waikato Society of Arts Waikato Youth Art Awards.
Annies work has also featured in Denis Robinson’s publication, New Zealand Gallery.