Sandra Rodino Biography

Sandra Rodino is an Italian-American artist trained in New York and in Italy. She holds an advanced degree from the City University of NY, and attended courses in Painting and Design at NY Art Students League. Her still lifes, townwnscapes and landscapes are explorations of colour and form. Analysing her subjects in terms of bold shapes and using strong, dramatic brushwork, Rodino's works have a distinctly abstract quality though always remain within the realm of the figurative.

The artist's works are part of many private collections in the United States and in Europe.

Sandra Rodino is listed in the 1999 edition of the arts catalogue "Pittori e scultori italiani di importanza europea," published in Milan by Il Quadrato.

Group Exhibitions:

  • Royal Society of Marine Artists, London, UK
  • PicassoMio.com
  • North Jersey Artists Association, New Jersey, USA
  • Bergen County Libraries, N.J., USA
  • Salute to Women in the Arts, Paramus, N.J.,USA
  • Galleria San Michele, Milan, Italy
  • St. Martin's Gallery, London
  • Mall Galleries, London
  • Whiteleys Atrium Gallery, London
  • National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers, London
  • British Society of Marine Artists, London
  • N.Y. Metropolitan Opera

Solo Exhibitions

  • Centro Civico Milano Due, Milan, Italy (1996)
  • Biennale, La Telaccia Gallery, Turin, Italy (1999)
  • Galerie "Les Amis des Arts," Aix-en-Provence (2001)
  • Cooperativa Edificatrice Ortica, Milan (2003)

    Reviews:

"The artist portrays the Venetian landscape, which she seems to prefer, within a suggestive synthesis of form and colour: both poetry and exuberant vitality are incorporated in a dense and immediate use of colour, creating a candid tale, vibrant with the intensity of a particular language....Colourful and purposeful intertwining and incisiveness of composition appear as a harmonious union in perfect balance with the interpretative power....Sandra Rodino's works are representative of the artist's maturity beyond the mere technical mastery: the obstinate and obsessive motifs that often appear in these colourful works leave behind all stylistic realism....Above all, these works arouse in the observer a feeling of love for an art of very high calibre."

Nov. 1999, Galleria La Telaccia, Turin

"The magnificent paintings of the Doges' city are filled with that particular atmosphere of the lagoon grasped only by those who immerse themselves in Venice's light. By way of a colourful rhythm and constructivist strokes (the painter) expresses the never-ending movement of the stagnant water which sparkles behind a passing gondola. This Venice is far from the usual cliche"

La Provence, 30 October 2001