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 created The Reverent Lens.
Performing and fine arts were always Sandy's source of inspiration and creative outlet. She majored in theater arts in college and participated in all forms of art, musical theater, dance, and drama. As decades passed, her artistic interests shifted from in front of the curtain to behind the lens. Fine Art Photography became her primary creative vocation.
DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION, Abstract Photographic Images by Sandy Gherardi, 2014. An 80-page coffee table, color, hardback book, reprints are available through the author.
January 2018: Presented “Abstract Photography Workshop” at the Joe Miller Center For the Photographic Arts, Gainesville, VA in conjunction with Joyce Harman & Jeanne Mitcho. Invitations for future presentations are currently being considered.
Exhibitions & Collections
In addition to being a finalist at Amazon Web Services AWSomeArt, in recent years Sandy's photographs have been juried into over twenty-three group art gallery exhibitions, including eight consecutive Annual Abstract Exhibits at the Joseph Miller Center for the Photographic Arts, Gainesville, VA; Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; the Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA; Herndon ArtSpace; Nature Visions Photo Expo; Buchanan Partners Art Gallery, Hylton Center for the Performing Arts; Jo Ann Rose Gallery, Reston Community Center, Reston, VA and the City of Fairfax "Spotlight On the Arts".
Solo exhibitions of Sandy’s work have been featured at Bull Run Regional Library, Chinn Park Regional Library, Long & Foster Realtors, McLean, VA and MassMutual, Asset Management Group, Fairfax, VA.
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.