Sandy Gherardi is a Washington, D.C. area fine art photographer. 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.
She recently published the second edition of her book, DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION, Abstract Photographic Images, originally published in 2014.
Though she has been a Realtor since 1980, the arts have always been her source of inspiration and creative outlet. Sandy studied theater arts in college and always loved to dance (ballet, tap, modern dance). 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 Expressionism. 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 twenty 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, 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 permanent collections at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and the Joseph Miller Center for the Photographic Arts in Virginia.