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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, collage, installation, and public art.

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 UMass and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Litchfield's artwork has been exhibited in numerous museums including the DeCordova Museum, The Portland Museum, and The Fitchburg Art Museum. In 2018 she completed a mosaic mural for PS 14X an elementary school in the Bronx, commissioned by NYC School Construction Authority, Public Art for Public Schools Program.  In addition, she has been commissioned to make murals for The New Britain Museum, The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Wyoming and Duffy Design Group in Boston. She has received fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Mario and Jasper Whiting Foundation. Her work has been selected for review by The Brooklyn Rail, New American Paintings and The Boston Globe.

 

Select Exhibitions

  • Tulane University, The Fun Palace Factor, New Orleans, LA (solo) 2019
  • 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

Publications

  • Litchfield, S., “Precarious Playground.” In Candy Land (scape) III at the 2018 ACSA Fall Conference, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WI. Oct 13th, 2018
  • 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

  • Award, Americans for the Arts, Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review, 2019
  • 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