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Artist history


Annie was born in Brazil and grew up in New Zealand. She hublot replica from Elam School of Fine Arts with Honours and has studied in the USA, at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, and has spent a semester attending Fine Arts College SACI in Florence, Italy.

Since beginning her career as a professional printmaker, Annie has tag heuer replica uk in numerous group exhibitions throughout New Zealand, Australia and select cities in the USA, and has had several successful solo shows at Seed Gallery and Parnell Gallery. Annie is represented by galleries all over New Zealand, and her pieces feature in collections around the world.

Recent achievements include having an original piece rolex replica sale for the Wallace Arts Trust collection, and having two pieces selected as finalists for the Waikato Society of Arts Waikato Youth Art Awards. In 2010 The Hilton Group purchased a large original piece for it’s newest hotel in Queenstown. Denis Robinson’s 2010 book, New Zealand Gallery, featured Annie as a vibrant fake rolex sale artist which is quickly becoming recognised as a significant contributor to contemporary printmaking practice in New Zealand with a strong following that extends to Australia with representation in galleries in both countries.

An important part of Annie’s practice is the donation of rolex replica sale to numerous organisations to raise funds for various causes. Past collaborations with Save the Children, Greenpeace, SurfAid, and the Braveheart Youth Trust have exceeded expectations. A recent collaboration with Save the Children has yielded a Christmas card design that has been printed over 7000 times, with all proceeds from sales going to the organisation. Annie is also involved with fundraising for Greenpeace New Zealand and has donated a limited edition wood cut print to Greenpeace’s Webb’s Auction House fundraising auction.

With projects on the horizon in 2013 including two solo shows in New Zealand, as well as an exhibition in the USA, Annie is fast becoming a household name and her works are selling out as highly collectable additions to any art buyer’s portfolio.


Artist CV


1983: Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand

2001 – 2005: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons), Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2001: Semester Abroad, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

2001: Semester Abroad, SACI, Florence, Italy


Selected Solo Exhibitions:


2016: New Works, Seed Gallery, Auckland.

2014: Romantic Ideals: New Zealand Landscapes, Seed Gallery, Auckland.

2014: Colour Sounds, Gallery De Novo, Dunedin.

2014: Full Spectrum, ORA Gallery, Wellington.

2013: Flying Through Clouds, Kina Gallery, New Plymouth

2012: Colour Wheel, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2012: Menagerie, Solander Gallery, Wellington

2011: Milk & Honey, Parnell Gallery, Auckland

2009: The Unexplained, Fantastic & Unusual, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2008: My Other Eden, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2007: Delirious Utopia, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2006: Print installation in National Institute of Creative Arts & Industries, Architecture Building, University of Auckland


Selected Two-person Exhibitions:


2009: New Works, Annie Smits Sandano and Jane Gray, Toi o Tahuna Fine Art Gallery, Queenstown

2008: Kiwianarama Panorama, Annie Smits Sandano and Ruth Green Cole, LeSa Gallery, Wellington


Selected Group Exhibitions:


2015: White Night, Parnell Gallery, Auckland.

2015: Paradise, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2015: Seeing Stars, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2015: Christmas Show: Summer Salon, Solander Gallery, Wellington


2014: Braveheart Youth Trust Art Show curated by Liz Caughey, Auckland

2014: Winter Group Show, Gallery De Novo, Dunedin

2014: Paper to Polystyrene, Seed Gallery, Auckland


2013: Flight, Gallery Thirty Three, Wanaka

2013: Around Christmas, Gallery De Novo, Dunedin

2013: Diamond in the Rough, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2013: Alphabet, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2013: Winter Group Show, Gallery De Novo, Dunedin


2012: Birds Suite, The Printroom, London

2012: Winter Show, Gallery De Novo, Dunedin

2012: New Works, Millwood Gallery, Wellington

2012: Natural History, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2012: Writ Large, Seed Gallery, Auckland


2011: Flock of Birds, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne, Australia

2011: In Box, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2011: True Colours, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2011: Flock, Gallery Thirty Three, Wanaka

2011: New Works, Solander Gallery, Wellington

2011: 30 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Millwood Gallery, Wellington

2011: Menagerie, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2011: Alter Piece, Seed Gallery, Auckland


2010: Print Artist, Ministry of Art and Design, Auckland

2010: Red, Solander Works on paper, Wellington

2010: Bowl Me Over, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2010: Feast, Gallery Thirty Three, Wanaka

2010: 20 x 20, Gallery De Novo, Dunedin

2010: House of Cards, Seed Gallery, Auckland


2009: Youth Art Awards Finalists Exhibition, Waikato Society of Arts, Hamilton

2009: Imprint, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2009: Print Fair, Gallery De Novo, Dunedin

2009: Run Rabbit Run, Gallery Thirty Three, Wanaka


2008: New Zealand Works on Paper, Exquisite Corpse Gallery, Kalamazoo, USA

2008: Art Downunder, Waterstreet Gallery, Michigan, USA

2008: Talkback: Work by Immigrant artists, Artstation, Auckland

2008: Deck the Walls, Solander Gallery, Wellington


2007: Let it Roll, Seed Gallery, Auckland

2007: Insect suite exhibition, Print Shop Gallery, Auckland


2002: Time Out, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

2002: End of Year Student Exhibition, SACI School of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy




2010: Hilton Group Art Collection

2009: Finalist, “Nude II with Dove”, Waikato Society of Arts Waikato Youth Art Awards, Hamilton, New Zealand

2009: Finalist, “Arrangement with Doves”, Waikato Society of Arts Waikato Youth Art Awards, Hamilton, New Zealand

2008: Auckland City Hospital Art Collection

2007: James Wallace Arts Trust Collection


Selected Articles/Publications/Events:


2013: Sustainable Cost Lines Hilton fundraising auction MORE...

2013: Commercial commission for Matua Wines

2012: Over NZD$19,000 generated for Save The Children after a four-year collaboration with the donation of the Fantail Wreath image

2010: Featured Artist in New Zealand Gallery, by Denis Robinson, New Holland Publishers

2010: Emerging Artists and Real Life, article by Marggie Elley-Brown, New Zealand Herald MORE...

2010: Royal wedding gift to Prince William and Kate Middleton MORE...

2010: Donation of work in association with Parnell Gallery for Greenpeace Fundraising auction at Webb’s Auction House

2010: Featured Artist at Ministry of Art & Design Exhibition MORE...

2010: Featured Artist in Braveheart Youth Trust exhibition curated by Liz Caughey

2009: A Taste of Kiwi, article by Lucinda Diack, Homestyle Magazine

2009: The Unexplained Fantastic & Unusual, article by Kate Mullins, Flair Magazine

2008: Marshmallows & My Other Eden, article by Adele Barlow, Scoop, New Zealand

2007: Featured Artist, article by Kyra Bradcock, Threaded Magazine, Hope & Glory issue # 4



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