Portrait of Sandra Filippucci by Audrey Derell

Portrait by Audrey Derell, Santa Fe

BIO. Sandra Filippucci

Brooklyn-born, contemporary figurative artist Sandra Filippucci is currently based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Attended the Maryland Institute of Art on scholarship, and studied painting, drawing and printmaking. Filippucci was part of a group of New York artists working with technology since the mid-eighties, and was the first artist to have a solo digital & video exhibition at The Museum of American Illustration in Manhattan. For decades, her primary subject has been Joan of Arc. The artist does not take or use photographs but rather, creates her “Virtual Muse,“ as a wireframed 3D computer model. Each piece is then worked into with oils, graphite, charcoal, gesso, latex, sanders and sometimes, encaustic.
Filippucci has lectured and had numerous exhibitions and solos at the Museum of American Illustration, Colgate University, Syracuse University, The Morrison Gallery, The Maryland Institute, Commodore Computers, HUGO BOSS, and in Santa Fe; Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Turner Carroll, Owings Dewey Gallery, and the Encaustics Institute. In 2004, Filippucci created work and direction for the highly successful, ARTdogs of Kent Fundraiser. She has also contributed work to the Santa Fe Artists Medical Fund, Habitat for Humanity, the Center of Contemporary Arts 2017 Fundraiser, and a 2018 Artists with Autism Auction based in London. Her work is in private, public, and corporate collections.