- Charlottesville, Virginia
Born in Romania, Sanda Iliescu lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her practice spans painting, drawing, and collage. Outside of the studio, she makes murals and installations, some with students at the University of Virginia, where she is associate
professor of art and design.
"My work is about the joyful act of drawing and painting," says Iliescu, whose has received awards including the The Rome Prize and a McDowell fellowship in painting. "It is about something at once simple and mysterious: the delight of touching and shaping physical materials on a flat surface."