Sandra Shashou is a UK-based, Brazilian multimedia artist, who has a diverse contemporary practice that encompasses sculpture, photography and painting. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, and studied at City & Guilds of London Art School, where she earned her BA (Hons) in Painting. After her graduation she had portraits commissioned by several prominent British intellectuals and politicians, and in the years following her studies largely established her reputation as a painter. In recent years, her practice has taken a major turn into sculpture. Using her signature material, smashed fine china, she has produced a series of focused and intensely personal works that reflect the resilience, fragility, and undiminished courage that are the true conditions of love.
In recent years Shashou has exhibited in London, Paris, Beirut, Geneva, Gstaad, St Tropez, Dallas, Miami, NYC, and Venice. She has been shown in Art Elysees, Art Beirut, Art Palm Beach, Art Miami, Art Southampton NY, Armoury Antiques NY, Art15 Olympia London, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips, and has been commissioned for site-specific public sculptures in the US, EU, and UK. Her work has been collected in several important private collections, and she is currently negotiating a number of brand collaborations outside of the arts. Shashou lives and works from her studio in Primrose Hill, London.
CURRICULUM VITAE QUALIFICATIONS
BA in Painting, City and Guilds London Art School, Kennington Park Road, London.
2000 – 2001
BETEC in Painting Kensington and Chelsea Art School.
Foundation Degree Slade, UCL.
1979 – 1980
Design Degree Chelsea Art School.
AWARDS AND PRIZES
The Laszlo Foundation Prize for Portraiture.
Laurent Perrier Graduation prize for best painter.
SELECTED SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
The House of Raro, Group Show, London, UK
Bel Air Fine Art, St Tropez, Group Show, France
BFAMI, Sotheby’s, London, UK
Bel Air Fine Arts, Gstaad, Group Show, Switzerland
FFS Fair For Saatchi, BAFA Contemporary London
Markowicz Fine Art, Dallas, USA
Rodmarton Re-Imagined, Group Show, Curated by Charlotte Abrahams, Rodmarton Manor, Cirencester GL7 6PF, UK
BAFA Contemporary London, Solo Show, UK
Art Miami, Bel Air Fine Art, USA
Art Beirut, Bel Air Fine Arts. Lebanon.
Bel Air Fine Art, St Tropez, Solo Show, France
Bel Air Fine Art Geneva, Solo Show, Staying Alive, Switzerland
Art Elysees Paris, Bel Air Fine Arts, France
BAFA Contemporary London, Joint Solo Show with Carole Feuerman, UK
Bel Air Fine Arts Gstaad, Group Show, Switzerland
BFAMI, Christies, St James, London
Rays of Sunshine charity exhibition, Christies, London
BFAMI, Sothebys, Mayfair, London
London Art Fair in Islington Business Centre, with the Woolff Gallery
Woolff Gallery FOUNDD group show, 89 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PU 2014 Phillips de Pury group BFAMI show Berkeley square, London, W1. 2014 Phillips de Pury group BFAMI show in Howick Place, London, SW1.
Art Basel Miami, Dillon Gallery, US. 2014 International arts and antiques fair at The Armoury, 643 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065, US.
Gold show, Dillon Gallery, 555 W 25th St, New York, NY, US.
Group show ” Found Objects” at Woolf Gallery, 89 Charlotte St, London W1T 4PU 2014 Art Southampton, The Hamptons NY, Dillon Gallery, NY.
Group Show, Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, bfami , London.
Gggalery, Solo Show, Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, London.
Rio de Janeiro Group show, Leite Barbosa Gallery, 35 Rua do Mercado, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Solo show at Studio, Primrose Hill, London.
Solo show Magdalena Kruszenwska show space, Belgravia, London.
The European Arzebajan Society, International art exhibition in Baku.
Christies St James, bfami , London. 2010 Elephant Parade, Elephant Family, London.
Sex sale at Phillips de Pury, 9 Howick Place, London.
Solo show, Robert Sandelson Gallery, 5 Cork Street, London.
Opera Gallery, In the Mood for Love,134 New Bond Street, London.
Mall Gallery, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London.
The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park, Sieff Gallery, London.
Phillips de Pury, 9 Howick Place, London. 2008 Hammerson plc, 10 Grosvenor Street, London.
Art London with Sieff Gallery, Chelsea’s Royal Hospital Gardens, London.
Climate Change, group show, 235-241 Union Street, London.
Sieff Gallery and Ramsey Prints, Pimlico Road, London.
Royal College, group show,Kensington Gore, London.
Group show at the Truman Brewery, London.
Group show with Vanessa Suchar, London.
Graduate Show at City and Guilds London Art School.