Sandra Cinto
b. 1968
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Sandra CINTO
Untitled
2014
permanent pen and acrylic on canvas
58 1/4 x 38 1/2 inches; 148 x 98 cm

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SANDRA CINTO
Emerald II
2013
permanent acrylic pen and paint on canvas
62 1/2 x 117 3/8 inches; 159 x 298 cm

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Sandra Cinto
A Casa das Fontes (House of Fountains)
Casa Sertanista, Brazil, 2013

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SANDRA CINTO
Cello 1
2013
Graphite on wall, permanent pen and acrylic on cello
48 3/8 x 17 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches; 123 x 45 x 20 cm
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SANDRA CINTO
Cello 2
2013
permanent pen and acrylic on cello
48 3/8 x 17 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches; 123 x 45 x 20 cm

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Sandra Cinto
One Day, After the Rain
2012
Installation view, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 2013

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Sandra Cinto
One Day, After the Rain
2012
Installation at the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, 2012

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Sandra Cinto
Encounter of waters
2012
permanent pen on wall, vinyl cut on wooden boat
dimensions variable
Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park Pavillion, Seattle, USA
Photo: Robert Wade

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Sandra Cinto
Encounter of waters
2012
permanent pen on wall, vinyl cut on wooden boat
dimensions variable
Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park Pavillion, Seattle, USA
Photo: Nathaniel Wilson

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Sandra Cinto
Sky and sea to present (Japonisme)
2011
Permanent installation at SESC Santo Andre swimming pool

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Sandra Cinto
Sky and sea to present (Japonisme)
2011
Permanent installation at SESC Santo Andre swimming pool

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
2011
permanent pen and acrylic on canvas in 2 parts
61 1/2 x 171 1/2 inches; 156 x 436 cm (overall installed)

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
2011
site specific installation, permanent pen and acrylic
installation dimensions variable
Installation view, Sandra Cinto: After the Rain, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 2011

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Sandra Cinto
Imitation of water
2010
permanent pen on painted wall
dimensions variable
Installation view Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
Photo: Everton Ballardin

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
2010
permanent pen and acrylic on canvas
66 3/4 x 50 1/4 inches; 169.5 x 127.6 cm

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SANDRA CINTO
Tempest in Red
2009
acrylic and permanent pen on canvas
63 x 98 inches; 160 x 249 cm
Collection of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled (stars)
2008-2009
permanent pen and acrylic on MDF
72 3/4 x 108 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches; 185 x 275 x 7 cm

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Sandra Cinto
All the light I can give you
2008
permanent pen on wall and cushions
dimensions variable
Installation view, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan
Photo: Keizo Kioku

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled (ocean with stars)
2008-2009
permanent pen and acrylic on MDF
72 3/4 x 108 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches; 188 x 275 x 7 cm

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled (from the series "The difficult journey - after Gericault")
2008
pigment and permanent pen on paper in 3 parts
Overall installed dimensions: 41 1/2 x 71 inches; 105.4 x 180.3 cm
Part 1: 26 1/2 x 36 inches; 67.3 x 91.4 cm (framed)
Part 2: 22 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches; 56.5 x 76.8 cm (framed)
Part 3: 18 x 24 3/8 inches; 45.7 x 61.9 cm (framed)

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SANDRA CINTO
sin titulo
2007
permanent pen and acrylic on MDF in 3 parts
overall: 67 x 99 inches; 170.2 x 251.5 cm

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
2005
pen, paint on MDF
89 x 53 1/8 x 2 3/4 inches; 226 x 135 x 7 cm

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Sandra Cinto
Magritte
2004
Framed color photograph
27 x 19 1/8 x 1 1/4 inches
68.5 x 48.5 x 3 cm
Edition of 5

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Sandra Cinto
Bird
2004
Framed color photograph
15 x 21 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches
51.3 x 38.5 x 3 cm
Edition of 5

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SANDRA CINTO
Under the sun and the stars
2004
Wood, paint, 55 photographs
132 x 107 x 287 inches, 338 1/2 x 274 3/8 x 735 7/8 cm

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
2001
silver gelatin prints, painted wood, staedler pen
39 x 8 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches
Edition of 3

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
2000
Framed color photographs
Panel 1: 78 1/2 x 50 inches, Panel 2: 41 3/4 x 33 1/2 inches
Edition of 3

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SANDRA CINTO
Noites de Esperança, 2
2000
Ink and acrylic on mdf
51 1/4 x 78 3/4 inches, 130.2 x 200 cm

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
1999
Automotive paint on carbon steel, distilled water
18 3/4 x 53 1/2 x 28 inches

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
1999
Color photograph
50 x 19 inches
Edition of 5

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
1999
Pen and acrylic on mdf
31 x 39 inches; 78.7 x 99 cm (framed)
27 1/2 x 36 inches; 69.9 x 91.4 cm (unframed)

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
1999
Pen and acrylic on mdf
44 x 27 1/2 inches

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
1999
Tinted black and white photograph with etched glass in custom wood frame
Each panel: 44 1/2 x 20 x 4 inches; Overall: 97 x 20 x 4 inches
Edition of 3

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Sandra Cinto
Installation view
1999

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SANDRA CINTO
Table
1999
Pen on painted wood
36 x 23 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
1998
Photograph
28 3/4 x 51 inches
Edition of 5; 1 AP

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Sandra CINTO
Untitled
2014
permanent pen and acrylic on canvas
58 1/4 x 38 1/2 inches; 148 x 98 cm

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SANDRA CINTO
Emerald II
2013
permanent acrylic pen and paint on canvas
62 1/2 x 117 3/8 inches; 159 x 298 cm

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Sandra Cinto
A Casa das Fontes (House of Fountains)
Casa Sertanista, Brazil, 2013

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SANDRA CINTO
Cello 1
2013
Graphite on wall, permanent pen and acrylic on cello
48 3/8 x 17 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches; 123 x 45 x 20 cm
DETAIL

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SANDRA CINTO
Cello 2
2013
permanent pen and acrylic on cello
48 3/8 x 17 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches; 123 x 45 x 20 cm

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Sandra Cinto
One Day, After the Rain
2012
Installation view, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 2013

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Sandra Cinto
One Day, After the Rain
2012
Installation at the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, 2012

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Sandra Cinto
Encounter of waters
2012
permanent pen on wall, vinyl cut on wooden boat
dimensions variable
Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park Pavillion, Seattle, USA
Photo: Robert Wade

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Sandra Cinto
Encounter of waters
2012
permanent pen on wall, vinyl cut on wooden boat
dimensions variable
Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park Pavillion, Seattle, USA
Photo: Nathaniel Wilson

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Sandra Cinto
Sky and sea to present (Japonisme)
2011
Permanent installation at SESC Santo Andre swimming pool

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Sandra Cinto
Sky and sea to present (Japonisme)
2011
Permanent installation at SESC Santo Andre swimming pool

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
2011
permanent pen and acrylic on canvas in 2 parts
61 1/2 x 171 1/2 inches; 156 x 436 cm (overall installed)

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
2011
site specific installation, permanent pen and acrylic
installation dimensions variable
Installation view, Sandra Cinto: After the Rain, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 2011

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Sandra Cinto
Imitation of water
2010
permanent pen on painted wall
dimensions variable
Installation view Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
Photo: Everton Ballardin

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
2010
permanent pen and acrylic on canvas
66 3/4 x 50 1/4 inches; 169.5 x 127.6 cm

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SANDRA CINTO
Tempest in Red
2009
acrylic and permanent pen on canvas
63 x 98 inches; 160 x 249 cm
Collection of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled (stars)
2008-2009
permanent pen and acrylic on MDF
72 3/4 x 108 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches; 185 x 275 x 7 cm

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Sandra Cinto
All the light I can give you
2008
permanent pen on wall and cushions
dimensions variable
Installation view, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan
Photo: Keizo Kioku

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled (ocean with stars)
2008-2009
permanent pen and acrylic on MDF
72 3/4 x 108 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches; 188 x 275 x 7 cm

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled (from the series "The difficult journey - after Gericault")
2008
pigment and permanent pen on paper in 3 parts
Overall installed dimensions: 41 1/2 x 71 inches; 105.4 x 180.3 cm
Part 1: 26 1/2 x 36 inches; 67.3 x 91.4 cm (framed)
Part 2: 22 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches; 56.5 x 76.8 cm (framed)
Part 3: 18 x 24 3/8 inches; 45.7 x 61.9 cm (framed)

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SANDRA CINTO
sin titulo
2007
permanent pen and acrylic on MDF in 3 parts
overall: 67 x 99 inches; 170.2 x 251.5 cm

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
2005
pen, paint on MDF
89 x 53 1/8 x 2 3/4 inches; 226 x 135 x 7 cm

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Sandra Cinto
Magritte
2004
Framed color photograph
27 x 19 1/8 x 1 1/4 inches
68.5 x 48.5 x 3 cm
Edition of 5

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Sandra Cinto
Bird
2004
Framed color photograph
15 x 21 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches
51.3 x 38.5 x 3 cm
Edition of 5

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SANDRA CINTO
Under the sun and the stars
2004
Wood, paint, 55 photographs
132 x 107 x 287 inches, 338 1/2 x 274 3/8 x 735 7/8 cm

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
2001
silver gelatin prints, painted wood, staedler pen
39 x 8 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches
Edition of 3

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
2000
Framed color photographs
Panel 1: 78 1/2 x 50 inches, Panel 2: 41 3/4 x 33 1/2 inches
Edition of 3

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SANDRA CINTO
Noites de Esperança, 2
2000
Ink and acrylic on mdf
51 1/4 x 78 3/4 inches, 130.2 x 200 cm

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
1999
Automotive paint on carbon steel, distilled water
18 3/4 x 53 1/2 x 28 inches

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
1999
Color photograph
50 x 19 inches
Edition of 5

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
1999
Pen and acrylic on mdf
31 x 39 inches; 78.7 x 99 cm (framed)
27 1/2 x 36 inches; 69.9 x 91.4 cm (unframed)

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
1999
Pen and acrylic on mdf
44 x 27 1/2 inches

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
1999
Tinted black and white photograph with etched glass in custom wood frame
Each panel: 44 1/2 x 20 x 4 inches; Overall: 97 x 20 x 4 inches
Edition of 3

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Sandra Cinto
Installation view
1999

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SANDRA CINTO
Table
1999
Pen on painted wood
36 x 23 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches

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SANDRA CINTO
Untitled
1998
Photograph
28 3/4 x 51 inches
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Biography

Throughout her career, Sandra Cinto has developed a rich vocabulary of symbols and lines to create lyrical landscapes and narratives that hover between fantasy and reality. Using drawing as her point of departure, the artist renders intricate and mesmerizing environments of turbulent seascapes, violent rainstorms, and celestial skies ¬that frequently engage with the surrounding architecture to a disorienting effect, creating the illusion of a weightless, spiraling universe. Evoking stories of human hardship and redemption, these fantastical landscapes serve as a metaphor for the human odyssey, while also pushing the limits and possibilities of drawing.


Born in 1968 in Santo Andre, Brazil, Cinto currently lives and works in São Paulo. She studied art at the Faculdades Integradas Teresa D’Ávila, Santo André, Brazil, and later received fellowships from Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2000–01) and Civitella Ranieri Foundation (2005).


Since the early 1990s, Cinto has presented her work at museums and institutions worldwide. Important solo exhibitions include CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Madrid, Spain (2014), Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil (2014), Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo (2010), The Difficult Crossing (Après Géricault) at MACUF Museum of Contemporary Art Union Fenosa in La Coruña, Spain (2007), Wall Project at São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (2003), and Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte (2003).

Among her many public projects and commissions, her most notable include One Day, After the Rain, commissioned by The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. (2012-2013), Encounter of Waters at Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Park Pavilion (2012-2014), A Casa das Fontes (The House of Fountains), an installation conceived for Casa do Sertanista in Sao Paulo (2013), When The Night Comes Into My Room, an outdoor public commission for Obra Viva/Esculturas Públicas (Living Work/Public Sculptures) at Parque Ecológico Municipal Estoril–Virgilio Simionatto in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil (2012), and Japonism, an public commission for the SESC swimming pool in Santo André, Brazil (2011).


Her work is well represented in public collections in the United States: Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. In Spain, at Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza/ Conde de Fenosa, La Coruña, and Fundación ARCO, Madrid. In Brazil: Inhotim Instituto de Arte Contemporânea e Jardim Botânico, Brumadinho, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães, Recife, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro/ Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand, and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, among others.

Exhibitions
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1 June - 29 July 2016
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Work From the 1990s
12 June - 1 August 2014
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Piece of Silence
24 October - 21 December 2013
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One Day, After the Rain
19 May 2012 - 18 August 2013
Publications