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Isca Greenfield-Sanders Studio, 2017, New York, NY

ISCA GREENFIELD-SANDERS is a mixed media landscape painter known for her oil paintings and watercolors, based on found photography. Beginning with vintage slides, Greenfield-Sanders breaks down photographic images, and rebuilds them as her own. Putting the image through various incarnations, she grids and paints small fragments, reconstituting the “details” to a whole in a manner similar to memory’s construction. The vague familiarity of her anonymous landscapes re-enforces her exploration of remembrance as manifested through a complex working method.

Isca Greenfield-Sanders was born in New York City’s East Village, where she currently lives and works. She graduated from Brown University with honors, completing a double major in Fine Arts and Mathematics.

In 2010 the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver held a solo exhibition of her paintings titled “Light Leaks.” In 2006 the Museum Morsbroich featured her work in a two-person exhibition, and in 2003 she created a project room at P.S. 1Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City.

Selected public collections include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco; and the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

Interview with Isca Greenfield-Sanders on SOUND & VISION, a podcast by Brian Alfred