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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.
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
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