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Sandy Litchfield

Assistant Professor

Sandy Litchfield teaches courses that lie at the intersection of art, architecture, design and writing. Her studio practice– which focuses on contemporary representations of landscape and urban ecology­– includes painting, installation, public art, collage and hybrid (analog/ digital) drawing.  Her primary subjects are landscape and perspective, which extend to broader notions of space, time and place. Her current research interests include cartographic history, pictorial maps, urban ecology, architecture and literature.

Before joining the Department of Architecture, Litchfield taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Department of Art at UMass, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College and University of Hartford. She received her BFA in sculpture from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her MFA in painting from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work has been exhibited in numerous museums including the DeCordova Museum, the Portland Art Museum and the Hunterdon Museum. Her work has received critical attention from The Brooklyn Rail, New American Paintings and The Boston Globe.

Recent Exhibitions

  • Garvey | Simon Art Access, Deciduous Cities, New York NY (solo), 2016 
  • Carroll and Sons, Deciduous Cities, Boston MA (solo), 2016
  • Carroll and Sons, Filterscape, Boston MA (solo), 2016
  • Art in Embassies, A Sense of Place, Sophia, Bulgaria, 2016
  • Fitchburg Art Museum, Land Ho! Fitchburg, MA, 2015
  • Hooloon Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2015
  • Art on Paper, Garvey | Simon, New York, NY, 2015
  • Station Independent Projects, In the Zone, New York, NY, 2013


  • Litchfield, S., “Drawing the City: Nostalgic Timelines.” In 34th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, University of Cincinnati, DAAP, Cincinnati, OH. March 3rd, 2018
  • Posit 12: A journal of literature and art, by Melissa Stern, October, 2016
  • Litchfield, S. “Negative Capability in Design Studio.” Risk, Research Based Education, Association of Architectural Educators, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London. April 9, 2016
  • Litchfield, S. “Kit of (Odd) Parts: From Still Life to Conjectural City.”  Tools, 1:1, 32nd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. February 27, 2016
  • Litchfield, S. “Panoramic Drawing with New Media.” Assemblages: identifying means l interrogating methods l investigating materials, 31st National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2015

Awards and Accolades

  • Commission, Public Art for Public Schools, for PS 14X, Bronx NY, 2016
  • Fellowship, Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, 2016
  • Grant, Puffin Foundation, 2011
  • Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 2007
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council, 2006