Artist Profiles » Annie Smits Sandano
Upon her return to New Zealand, Annie attended Elam School of Fine Arts at The University of Auckland, where she spent her undergraduate years developing a conceptual foundation whilst consolidating technical printmaking skills.
Annie currently produces art works in her studio in the Coromandel. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has had a solo show at Seed Gallery. She is presently researching and preparing new works in print and on canvas.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) with focus on Installation Printmaking, at Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland.
Elective papers: Renaissance Art History (Art and Society in Italy), Issues in Art History (History of Cartoons), Ways of Seeing (Overview of evolution of Art.)
Summer School at Rhode Island School of Fine Arts, Providence, USA. (Programme with focus on Contemporary American Fine Art, Anatomical Drawing, Compositional Design and Book Illustration.)
Semester Abroad Programme at SACI School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. (Semester-long programme with focus on Italian art history, Italian language, textile design, Italian interior design, illustration and ceramics.)
Semester 1: Life Drawing Evening Class at AUT. (Eight-week programme with focus on development of personal style.)
Semester 2: Life Drawing Evening Class at AUT. (Eight-week programme with focus on development of proportion and composition.)
Semester 1: Fashion Illustration Evening Class at AUT (Eight-week program with focus on developing portfolio.)
Semester 2: Life Drawing Evening Class at AUT. (Eight-week programme with focus on development of perspective.)
Semester 1: Screen Printing Evening Class at AUT. (Six-week programme with focus on textile design: commercial design development and printing with direct emulsion photo stencils and multi-colour set up on cotton with dye inks and plastisol inks).
Numerous Group and Solo Shows since 2001
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