Isca Greenfield-Sanders is an American landscape painter known for her mixed media oil paintings and watercolors based on found photography. Beginning with vintage slides, Greenfield-Sanders breaks down photographic images, and rebuilds them as her own. Putting the image through various incarnations, she grids and paints small fragments, reconstituting the “details” to a whole in a manner similar to memory’s construction. The vague familiarity of her anonymous landscapes re-enforces her exploration of remembrance as manifested through a complex working method.

Isca Greenfield-Sanders was born in New York City’s East Village, where she currently lives and works. She graduated from Brown University with honors, completing a double major in Fine Arts and Mathematics.

In 2010 the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver held a solo exhibition of her paintings titled “Light Leaks.” In 2006 the Museum Morsbroich featured her work in a two-person exhibition, and in 2003 she created a project room at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City.

Selected public collections include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2018
Inherited Landscape JOHN BERGGRUEN GALLERY San Francisco, CA

2017
Keep Them Still AMERINGER MCENERY YOHE New York, NY

2016
Balance Point REYNOLDS GALLERY Richmond, VA
All Roads in My Mind WETTERLING GALLERY Stockholm, Sweden

2015
Those Few Hours BALDWIN GALLERY Aspen, CO
I’ll Be Your Mirror DUBNER MODERNE Lausanne, Switzerland

2014
Somewhere Else, Somewhere Good JOHN BERGGRUEN GALLERY San Francisco, CA

2013
Marines GALERIE KLÜSER Munich, Germany

2012
Second State HAUNCH OF VENISON London, England

2011
The Ocean Between HAUNCH OF VENISON, New York, NY
Film Edges WETTERLING GALLERY Stockholm, Sweden

2010
Field at Hollow Road JOHN BERGGRUEN GALLERY San Francisco, CA
Light Leaks MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DENVER Denver, CO

2009
A Beautiful Place to Get Lost GALERIE KLÜSER Munich, Germany
Light Leak BALDWIN GALLERY Aspen, CO

2008
Against The Fall GOFF AND ROSENTHAL New York, NY

2007
Red Boat Beaches JOHN BERGGRUEN GALLERY San Francisco, CA

2006
Isca Greenfield-Sanders MUSEUM MORISBROICH Leverkusen, Germany
Viridian Isle GALERIE KLÜSER Munich Germany
Pinelawn Pools GOFF AND ROSENTHAL New York, NY
Swimming Pool Paintings WETTERLING GALLERY Stockholm, Sweden

2005
Sky of Blue, Sea of Green JOHN BERGGRUEN GALLERY San Francisco, CA
Paintings for Harley BALDWIN GALLERY Aspen, CO

2004
Silver Cove GALERIE KLÜSER Munich, Germany

2003
Rose Point P.S.1 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER Long Island City, NY
Windswept Fields GALERIE KLÜSER Munich, Germany

2002
Beachwood Park LOMBARD FREID FINE ARTS New York, NY
New Work BALDWIN GALLERY Aspen, Colorado

2001
Three Project Rooms GALLERIA IN ARCO Turin, Italy

2000
Memories GALLERIA IN ARCO Turin, Italy

Select Group Exhibitions
2018
Always Greener: Seeing and Seeking Suburbia – Selections from the Museum’s Collection THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON, Houston, TX
Belief in Giants MILES McENERY GALLERY New York, NY

2017
Isca Greenfield-Sanders in Conversation with Julian Opie, GALERIE FLUEGEL-RONCAK, GERMANY

2016
Paulson Bott Press: Celebrating 20 years DE YOUNG San Francisco, CA
Water | Bodies SOUTHAMPTON ART CENTER Southampton, NY

2014
Sargent’s Daughters SARGENT’S DAUGHTERS New York, NY
Domesticity JASON MCCOY New York, NY

2013
Missed Connection REYNOLDS GALLERY Richmond, VA
Ten Years WALLSPACE New York, NY
Playing with Process: Explorations in Experimental Printmaking MFA HOUSTON Houston, Texas
The Distaff Side THE GRANARY Sharon, CT
1XX Curated by Sam Trioli LAUNCH F18 New York, NY

2012
Radical Terrain RUBIN MUSEUM New York, NY
Beached GALLERY VALENTINE Long Island, NY
Boundaries Obscured HAUNCH OF VENISON New York, NY

2011
U.S. Department of State ART IN EMBASSIES PROGRAM Tel Aviv
Out of Focus, After Gerhard Richter HAMBURGER KUNSTHALLE Hamburg, Germany
The Art of Giving BERGGRUEN GALLERY San Francisco, CA

2010
Nothing Gold Can Stay ROBERT GOFF GALLERY New York, NY

2009
Extended Family: Contemporary Connections curated by Eugenie Tsai BROOKLYN MUSEUM Brooklyn, NY
One Size Fits All ON STELLAR RAYS New York, NY
In Their Own Right: Contemporary Women Printmakers MCNAY ART MUSEUM San Antonio, TX

2006
Summer Group Show CARL HAMMER GALLERY Chicago, IL

2005
Carla Mattii, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Silvia Zotti UNO SU NOVE Rome, Italy
Convertible Fabric Pyramid curated by DEMETRIO PAPRONI Benevento, Italy
The Dreamland Artist Club 2005 curated by CREATIVE TIME Coney Island, NY
The General’s Jamboree: Second Annual Watercolor Show GUILD & GREYSHKUL New York, NY

2004
River Arts CASSOLA GALLERY Peekskill, NY

2003
Frans von Lenbach and Art Today MUSEUM MORSBROICH Leverkusen, Germany
PRAGUE BIENNALE: Peripheries Become the Center Veletrzni Palac, Prague
Photography as Model WALLSPACE GALLERY New York, NY
After Matisse & Picasso PS1 CONTEMPORARY ART, Queens, NY
All About Me SPIKE GALLERY New York, NY
Sanders & Greenfield-Sanders SNITZER GALLERY Miami, FL
Up and Coming ARCO ART FAIR Madrid, Spain
25th Anniversary Show WETTERLING GALLERY Stockholm, Sweden

2002
Painting as Paradox ARITST’S SPACE New York, NY
Gothic Mood PALAZZO DELLE STELLINE Milan, Italy
Friends and Family LOMBARD FREID FINE ARTS New York, NY
27 Emerging Artists SPIKE GALLERY New York, NY

2001
Vice Versa RARE GALLERY New York, NY
Addition Subtraction CARLIN SPACE New York, NY
Collectors Choice EXIT ART New York, NY
Nostalgia UBAN ETC. Brooklyn, NY

2000
Biblioteca Comunale TORRE DEL CASTELLO Turin, Italy
SVA Digital Salon PALACIO DE SANTA CRUZA Valladolid, Spain

1999
SVA Digital Salon VISUAL ARTS MUSEUM New York, NY
SVA Digital Salon CIRCULO DE BELLAS ARTES Madrid, Spain

Select Bibliography
2017
Saskia Randle, Isca Greenfield-Sanders Creates Dreamy, Vintage-Inspired Paintings GALERIE MAGAZINE, June 13, 2017

2016
Molly Osberg, Isca Greenfield-Sanders Captures Summer Days and the Beauty of Nostalgia ATRSY, Feb. 2016

2014
Gill Saunders, Prix De Print No. 5 Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Pikes Peak ART IN PRINT, May/June 2014

2012
Susan Tallman, Isca Greenfield-Sanders ART IN PRINT Vol. 2, No 2, July/August 2012

2011
Leanne Goebel, Isca Greenfield-Sanders and Marc Brandenburg THE HUFFINGTON POST, 2/2/2011
2010
Charlie Finch, Where’s The Ball ARTNET, October 2010
Bio Pic MODERN PAINTERS, October 2010

2008
Charlie Finch, Comfort and Joy ARTNET MAGAZINE, September 2008
Emma Pearse, Artist Isca Greenfield-Sanders Falls to Earth NY MAGAZINE, September 2008

2006
Donald Kuspit, Isca Greenfield-Sanders ARTFORUM, November 2006, p. 300
Thomas W. Kuhn, Isca and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ARTNEWS, November 2006, p. 202
Goings on About Town THE NEW YORKER, October 2006, p. 71
Charlie Finch, Pools of Wonder ARTNET, September 2006
Bridget L. Goodbody, Review: Isca Greenfield-Sanders TIME OUT NY, September 2006
A.M. Homes, Striking Oil VANITY FAIR, September 2006

2005
Deborah Phillips, Isca Greenfield-Sanders ARTNEWS, December 2005
Randy Kennedy, Flash, Dash and Now, Art NEW YORK TIMES, June 17, 2005
Linda Yablonsky, Painted Love TIME OUT NY, June 16 – 20, 2005 p. 31
Carlo McCormick, Crazy in Love, Valentines by our favorite artists PAPER MAGAZINE, February 2005, p. 45

2003
Amanda Coulson, Isca Greenfield-Sanders ART NEWS, October 2003, p.152

2002
Lauri Firstenberg, Beachwood Park TEMA CELESTE, July-August 2002
Joyce Korotkin, Isca Greenfield-Sanders NY ARTS MAGAZINE, June 2002

2000
Tiziana Conti, Isca Greenfield-Sanders TEMA CELESTE, September 2000

Select Collections
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio
Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs
Progressive Corporation, Ohio
Estee Lauder Corporation, New York