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Sandra Cinto
b. 1968
Sandra CINTO Untitled 2014 permanent pen and acryl...

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

SANDRA CINTO Emerald II 2013 permanent acrylic pen...

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

Sandra Cinto A Casa das Fontes (House of Fountains...

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

SANDRA CINTO Cello 1 2013 Graphite on wall, perman...

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

SANDRA CINTO Cello 2 2013 permanent pen and acryli...

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

Sandra Cinto One Day, After the Rain 2012 Installa...

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

Sandra Cinto One Day, After the Rain 2012 Installa...

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

Sandra Cinto Encounter of waters 2012 permanent pe...

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

Sandra Cinto Encounter of waters 2012 permanent pe...

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

Sandra Cinto Sky and sea to present (Japonisme) 20...

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

Sandra Cinto Sky and sea to present (Japonisme) 20...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 2011 permanent pen and acryl...

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)

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 2011 site specific installat...

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

Sandra Cinto Imitation of water 2010 permanent pen...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 2010 permanent pen and acryl...

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

SANDRA CINTO Tempest in Red 2009 acrylic and perma...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled (stars) 2008-2009 permanent...

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

Sandra Cinto All the light I can give you 2008 per...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled (ocean with stars) 2008-2009...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled (from the series "The diffic...

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)

SANDRA CINTO sin titulo 2007 permanent pen and acr...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 2005 pen, paint on MDF 89 x...

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

Sandra Cinto Magritte 2004 Framed color photograph...

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

Sandra Cinto Bird 2004 Framed color photograph 15...

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

SANDRA CINTO Under the sun and the stars 2004 Wood...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 2001 silver gelatin prints,...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 2000 Framed color photograph...

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

SANDRA CINTO Noites de Esperança, 2 2000 In...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 1999 Automotive paint on car...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 1999 Color photograph 50 x 1...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 1999 Pen and acrylic on mdf...

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)

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 1999 Pen and acrylic on mdf...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 1999 Tinted black and white...

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

Sandra Cinto Installation view 1999...

Sandra Cinto
Installation view
1999

SANDRA CINTO Table 1999 Pen on painted wood 36 x 2...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 1998 Photograph 28 3/4 x 51...

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

Sandra CINTO Untitled 2014 permanent pen and acryl...

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

SANDRA CINTO Emerald II 2013 permanent acrylic pen...

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

Sandra Cinto A Casa das Fontes (House of Fountains...

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

SANDRA CINTO Cello 1 2013 Graphite on wall, perman...

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

SANDRA CINTO Cello 2 2013 permanent pen and acryli...

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

Sandra Cinto One Day, After the Rain 2012 Installa...

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

Sandra Cinto One Day, After the Rain 2012 Installa...

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

Sandra Cinto Encounter of waters 2012 permanent pe...

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

Sandra Cinto Encounter of waters 2012 permanent pe...

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

Sandra Cinto Sky and sea to present (Japonisme) 20...

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

Sandra Cinto Sky and sea to present (Japonisme) 20...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 2011 permanent pen and acryl...

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)

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 2011 site specific installat...

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

Sandra Cinto Imitation of water 2010 permanent pen...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 2010 permanent pen and acryl...

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

SANDRA CINTO Tempest in Red 2009 acrylic and perma...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled (stars) 2008-2009 permanent...

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

Sandra Cinto All the light I can give you 2008 per...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled (ocean with stars) 2008-2009...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled (from the series "The diffic...

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)

SANDRA CINTO sin titulo 2007 permanent pen and acr...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 2005 pen, paint on MDF 89 x...

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

Sandra Cinto Magritte 2004 Framed color photograph...

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

Sandra Cinto Bird 2004 Framed color photograph 15...

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

SANDRA CINTO Under the sun and the stars 2004 Wood...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 2001 silver gelatin prints,...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 2000 Framed color photograph...

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

SANDRA CINTO Noites de Esperança, 2 2000 In...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 1999 Automotive paint on car...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 1999 Color photograph 50 x 1...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 1999 Pen and acrylic on mdf...

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)

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 1999 Pen and acrylic on mdf...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 1999 Tinted black and white...

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

Sandra Cinto Installation view 1999...

Sandra Cinto
Installation view
1999

SANDRA CINTO Table 1999 Pen on painted wood 36 x 2...

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

SANDRA CINTO Untitled 1998 Photograph 28 3/4 x 51...

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 including important solo exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art (2019-2020), Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati (2017), USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida (2015), the CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Madrid, Spain (2014); Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curtitba, Brizal (2014); Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo (2010); 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 worldwide, her most notable include Untitled for Murals of La Jolla (2018 - ongoing), The Invisible Telescope, at USF Kate Tiedemann College of Business (2018 - permanent), Library of Love at the Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati (2017-ongoing), O Grande Sol, P.S. 56 (2016 - permanent), 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, a public commission for the SESC swimming pool in Santo André, Brazil (2011).

Upcoming, Cinto’s work will be the subject of solo exhibitions at Maison Hermès,  Tokyo (2020) and at Instituto Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo, solo exhibition curated by Paulo Herkenoff (2020). Also in 2020, Cinto will unveil significant permanent public commissions at the new Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York; Teatro Cultura Artística, Sao Paulo, Rosewood Sao Paulo hotel, Itaúsa Bank, Sao Paulo, among several others in the United States soon to be announced.

Her work is well represented in public collections in the United States including the 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, at the 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
Publications