Sandy Gherardi is a Washington, D.C. area fine art photographer, whose main focus is on Abstract Expressionism. Her interest in photography began with a Nikon School of Photography course in the 1980s. Two decades later, Digital Arts study at the Corcoran School of Art unveiled an exciting new world. Photography became her passion.
In 2009 Sandy established The Reverent Lens.
Her book of eighty color and black and white fine art Abstract Expressionism images, DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION, Abstract Photographic Images, was originally published in 2014.
Performing and fine arts have always been Sandy's source of inspiration and creative outlet. She majored in theater arts in college and always loved all forms of art, musical theater, dance, and drama. As decades passed, her artistic interests shifted. The transition from in front of the curtain to behind the lens felt natural.
Sandy's main body of work is Abstract. Highlighting repetitive patterns, symmetry, strong shapes, bold color and texture, she offers extraordinary glimpses into ordinary subjects. Her abstracts mimic life in the digital age, a life of rapidly evolving information that hurls toward us in endlessly changing bits and pieces. Through Abstraction, she captures transitory fragments of underlying beauty.
In recent years, in addition to being a finalist at Amazon Web Services AWSomeArt, Sandy's photographs have been juried into over twenty art gallery exhibitions, including seven consecutive Annual Abstract Exhibits at the Joseph Miller Center for the Photographic Arts; the Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA; Herndon ArtSpace; Nature Visions Photo Expo and Buchanan Partners Art Gallery, Hylton Center for the Performing Arts; and the City of Fairfax "Spotlight On the Arts". Several regional libraries, real estate and financial companies have featured solo exhibitions of her work.
Sandy’s art resides in private and corporate collections, as well as in the permanent collections of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and the Joseph Miller Center for the Photographic Arts in Virginia.