BIOGRAPHY

SANDRA MUSS

(New York, 1949)

Sandra Muss is an American artist who is greatly influenced by the magical beauty and fragility found in nature. Her multi-media works explore the complex relationship between spatial, temporal and mystical realms of human experience. Muss is the PULSE Project Artist for 2019. She was recently featured in the Americans in Florence exhibition at the Stengel Collection in the Palazzo Rosselli del Turco in Florence. In 2018, Muss’s work was exhibited in the Open Code Florence exhibition in the Basilica of San Lorenzo. In 2017, she created a permanent site-specific installation Portals for the Sculpture Garden at the Kreeger Museum in Washington, D.C. Muss continued this series in 2019, when she designed Portals: Dream of Flight and Winged for the Belmond Villa San Michele in Florence.

In addition, she has shown at Art Basel (Miami Beach), Hollis Taggart Gallery (New York), Coral Springs Museum (Florida), VOLTA (New York), the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Gemlucart (Monaco), Kelly Roy Gallery (Miami), New Gallery of Modern Art (Charlotte, North Carolina), and DTR Modern Galleries (New York, Florida, Washington D.C., and Boston).

Muss holds a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MA in Media from the New School for Social Research. She currently lives and works between New York City, Miami Beach, and the Berkshires. Muss is committed and passionate about the arts and has dedicated herself to the ideals of community involvement.  Through her art, Muss strives to positively impact the world around her.

Muss serves and has served on the Boards of:

  • Americas Foundation of the Serpentine Galleries and the Serpentine Council
  • Holocaust Memorial – Miami Beach (past president)
  • Americas Foundation of the Serpentine Galleries
  • Museum of Contemporary Art – North Miami
  • Nova Southeastern University Art Museum – Fort Lauderdale
  • Young Arts Foundation
  • New World Symphony
  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

     

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions and Site-Specific Installations

2019 Portals. Dreams of Flight, Site-Specific Installation, Belmond Villa San Michele, Florence, Italy

2018  Nür, Site-Specific Installation, The Poetry of Music and Design. An Homage to Zaha Hadid, The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), curated by Mali Parkerson, The Moore Building, Miami, FL

2017 Out of the Dark, Sandra Muss Studio, Miami Beach, FL

2017 Portals, Sight-Specific Installation, curated Judy Greenberg, The Kreeger Museum Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

2017 Sandra Muss: Permutations, curated by OCP Gallery, Brooklyn, VOLTA NY The invitational Solo Project Fair, New York

2016 An Assemblage of Spirits, curated by Bruce Helander, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL (catalog)

2014 Sandra Muss: Derived from Nature, curatorial text by Ashley Park, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY (catalog)

2013 Sandra Muss, New Gallery of Modern Art, DTR Modern Galleries, Palm Beach, Washington, DC and Boston, MA

2012 What´s Past is Prologue, curated by New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC

2010 Life and light: Nature´s Passionate Journey, Kelley Roy Gallery, Miami, FL

Group Exhibitions

2019 Americans in Florence, curated by Vito Abba, Stengel Collection at Palazzo Roselli del Turco, Florence, Italy

2018 OpenArtCode Florence, curated by Vito Abba, Salone di Donatello, Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

2018 Deep Sea Calling, OpenArtCode, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo

2018 1984 – le jour de mes 10 ans je regarde demain, curated by Studio Abba and Beddington Fine Arts, Gemlucart, Rainer III Auditorium, Monaco

Artist Residencies

2016-18 Miami Symphony Orchestra

Public and Private Collections

The Kreeger Museum, Washington DC

The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Lin Arison Collection

Elizabeth Von Habsburg Collection

Selected Press

“The U.S. Consulate’s 2019 Bicentennial Program.” 02/10/2019, https://www.magentaflorence.com/u-s-consulate-2019-bicentennial-program/

“Sandra Muss’s Works Fly into Fiesole.” 04/09/2019, https://www.magentaflorence.com/sandra-musss-works-fly-into-fiesole

Val Wadlington. “Interview with Award-Winning, Multi-Media Artist Sandra Muss”, The Fashion Plate, https://thefashionplatemag.com/modern-culture/the-exclusive/interview-multi-media-artist-sandra-muss / 07/26/2018

Bruce Helander, “Scavenger of Beauty. The Work of Sandra Muss,” Art Hive Magazine, https://issuu.com/arthivemagazine/docs/issuuarthive26, pp. 20-23, Summer 2018

Lilly Wei, ”Sandra Muss”, Sculpture Magazine, https://sculpturemagazine.art/sandra-muss/, 03/07/2018

“Sandra Muss: Caos, Orden y Creación”,  Revista Selecta, January, 2018

“Artist Sandra Muss Creates Site-Specific Installation for Miami Symphony Orchestra Performance Honoring Architect Zaha Hadid.” ArtFix Daily, http://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/9271-artist-sandra-muss-creates-site-specific-installation-for-miami-s, 02/22/2018

Eric Hope, “East City Art notes: Portals Opens Kreeger Museum’s Outdoor Expansion,” East City Art, July 12, 2017

Tamara Moscowitz, “A Walk in the Woods: Sandra Muss’s Installation Portals at the Kreeger Museum,” Woman Around Town, June 29, 2017

Corrado Serra, “Sandra Muss: Portals Inaugurates the Woods in the Kreeger Museum Sculpture Garden May 18, 2017,” Arts Summary, May 23, 2017

Portals by Sandra Muss @ Kreeger Museum,” Art&Artworks, May 15, 2017

Sandra Muss Installation at the Kreeger Museum Sculpture Garden,” Art World, April 28, 2017

Bruce Helander, “A Stitch in Time: Sandra Muss at the Coral Springs Museum of Art,” Huffington Post, February 22, 2016

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