Approved: 17.12.2012

Sandra Crisp

Artist, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 17.12.2012

I use borrowed visuals, text, graphics and audio downloaded from the World Wide Web which are reworked over time. Through a process of continual sampling/recycling/layering new connections evolve between the diverse elements of media images, Internet text/graphics and smart phone photos.

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Higher education, Further education, Workshops
  • Categories: Digital, Film & Video, Printmaking
  • Tags: experimental, abstract, process, code, complexity, saturation




    I use borrowed visuals, text, graphics and audio downloaded from the World Wide Web which are reworked over time. Through a process of continual sampling/recycling/layering new connections evolve between the diverse elements of media images, Internet text/graphics and smart phone photos.

    Today’s constant saturation of images and information via 24/7 perpetual news media and the continually updating Web, where one image/ blog post/ Tweet etc. is rapidly replaced by the next, is a central theme running through my practice. Working within the fluidity and interconnectedness of digital media acts as a catalyst to evolve new ideas – Digital space becomes an extension to my own thinking space where ideas gradually emerge through process and via the amalgamation of various visual information.

    Different open-source, free and off-the shelf programs are used in experimental ways which often go against their intended purpose. I also tend to work within just small corners of each program, discovered after many hours playing with different tools. Serendipity offered by the medium is pivotal and inspired by the alchemy of previous lithography and etching practice in printmaking.

    Practice includes video, 3d animation, GIFs, code-based work and large format digital prints. I am currently working on a new multi-layered video project exploring real and imaginary cities/spaces, 3d models and online mapping apps such as Google Earth.

    Sandra Crisp, March 2015

    CV & Education

    • Education

    1992 - 1995 Wimbledon School of Art, London Master of Arts Fine Art Printmaking                                                                                       

    1985 - 1989 Leeds Polytechnic, West Yorkshire BA Hons Graphic Design

    1984 - 1985 Chester College of Art, Cheshire Art Foundation Course

    • Prize

    2013 Printmaking Today
    2005 Zenith Purchase
    2004 Julian Trevelyan
    2004 Curwen
    2004 Printspace
    1996 Artichoke
    1995 RK Burt

    • Grant

    1013 Eaton Fund for Artists

    • Screening/ Site Specific - Open Competitions

    2013 Danube Video Art Festival, Stadtkino Grein, Austria

    2013 Simultan Festival #9 'Unknown people’ Timisoara, Romania 
    2012 Kinetica Art Fair Invited artist & Oxygen member, Ambika P3, London
    2011 Moves11 International Festival of Movement on Screen, The Bluecoat, Liverpool
    2011 InShort Film festival, Lexi Cinema, London

    2010 FILE! Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    2008 EMAF European Media Art Festival, Osnabruek, Germany
    2005 FILE! Electronic Language International Festival Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    2004 Max10 Experimental film Screening, The Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

    • Invited

    2013 >>Rewind Underground, Coastal Currents Festival, Hastings, East Sussex

    2013 West Ten Fade Out Louise Blouin Foundation, Portobello Film Festival, London

    2012 Latymer Mapping Project Latymer Projects, North Kensington, London

    2012 End of the World The Space, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
    2012 End of the World The Space, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

    2010 Illumini Shoreditch town hall basement, London

    2005 Electro Lounge Sound and Vision International residency for electronic media, Banff Centre Alberta, Canada

    • Shortlisted

    2012 ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Art, short-listed artist, Australia 

    • Group Exhibition - Open Competitions

    2013 Members Summer Exhibition London Print Studio, London
    2013 Print International Oriel Wrecsam Rhosddu Road, Wrexham, N. Wales 
    2010 Emerging Issues Willesden Green Library Centre, London
    2006 SIGGRAPH Conference and exhibition, Boston, US
    2006 Originals Mall Galleries, London

    2004 National Printmaking Exhibition Mall Galleries, London

    2003 Contemporary Prints at LPS London Print Studio

    2003 National Printmaking Exhibition Mall Galleries, London

    2002 Summer Open Studios Great Western Studios, London

    2002 National Printmaking Exhibition Mall Galleries, London

    2001 National Printmaking Exhibition Mall Galleries, London

    2001 Epson Digital Print Awards RK Burt Gallery, London

    2000 National Printmaking Exhibition Mall Galleries, London

    1998 National Printmaking Exhibition Mall Galleries, London

    1996 National Printmaking Exhibition Mall Galleries, London

    1997 RWA Royal West of England Academy Open, Bristol

    • Invited

    2013 This ‘Me’ of Mine ACE funded touring, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Suffolk

    2013 12th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, invited artist, Sofia, Bulgaria
    2013 This ‘Me’ of Mine ACE funded/ touring, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery, Kent 
    2013 This ‘Me’ of Mine ACE funded/ touring, Strange Cargo, Folkestone, Kent 
    2013 This ’Me’ of Mine ACE funded/ touring, A.P.T, Deptford, London

    2012 11th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, invited artist, Sofia, Bulgaria

    2007 AniGma 4 (Univ. of Brighton) Novorsibirsk State Museum, Siberia
    2007 A Piece of Cake Penny School Gallery, Kingston College, Kingston Upon Thames
    2007 GIAF Yeongnam International Art Festival (Univ. of Brighton) Korea

    2006 Filament 4 person show, London Print Studio, London

    2004 Minus One Aldwych Underground Station, London

    2000 New Boundaries Kensington and Chelsea College gallery, London

    2000 International Mit Computer (Middlesex Univ.) Atelier 35, Grasleben, Germany

    • Solo

    2009 Digital Sequence Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

    2003 Sandra Crisp: Printmaking Printspace Gallery, London

    • Collaboration

    2013 Interactive touch-screen/ drawing artwork, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Suffolk

    • Online

    2013 Axisweb membership,, Leeds, W. Yorkshire

    2005 Rhizome Artbase, New York, US
    2004 Furtherfield Project feature, London

    • Residency

    2008 AA2A Artists Access to Art Colleges residency, Barnet College, London

    2005 Sound and Vision International residency for electronic media, Banff Centre Alberta, Canada

    • Workshop

    2012 University of Brighton Digital Media Arts MA, East Sussex

    2012 Latymer Projects ACE funded community arts group, London

    2006 Kingston University MA Drawing as Process: ‘Drawing Digitally’

    July 2003 Mahatma Ghandi Institute University of Mauritius, Mauritius

    • Collections

    Work held in private and corporate UK collections including Zenith, and Internationally: Europe, and US.