Born in 1988, Sandy Cunningham grew up in Château-Richer on the Beaupré Coast. In 2008, she obtained a DEC in multidisciplinary plastic arts at Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup. In 2013, she received training in Artistic Career Management at the Carrefour Jeunesse-emploi of the National Capital which improved her natural skills and helped her acquire new skills.
In the Quebec City region and surrounding areas, she has participated in various artistic events, including Art Battles for the Galerie D'Art Factory, the Baie-Comeau Symposium, the Arts and Réflèts Symposium, live performances including one for the Benefit of the Musée des Beaux-Arts du Québec, another for La Télé D'ici and for various private events. In 2016 and 2015, she won First Prize Jury Pick: Young Painters of the " Festival Promutuel de la Relève deThetford Mines".
She is an artist represented by The Ni Vu Ni Cornu gallery in Québec, Canada
Behind the work, hides the artist.
Remove the blinkers created by modern life and revive our primitive instinctive freedom. Relearn how to observe nature, the sky, animal life and use it as a model. Its teachings can only bring us wisdom and adaptation. Nature reacts in symbiosis with man and all elements: air, earth, water … WE are nature.
"Myths and legends" is her most recent collection. For millennia myths and legends have been the vector that explains the fundamental truths about the universe, the cycle of life, man and natural phenomena. They are the expression of a thought put into words and images passed on to the next generation, Conveying their knowledge, their traditions and the lessons of life.
"Native and wild flora of Quebec". These native plants of our lands display great diversity. All have different properties. In plain sight, but passing unnoticed by most of us, they persist in maintaining the harmony and balance of the ecosystem. Inspired by their colors, their textures and their unique forms, Sandy paints the flora in perfect harmony with humankind.
Sandy also has a series on "Wonderful Tales". She loves the imaginary; and the power to interpret different fantastic characters with a touch of her own subtlety that tells the tale in the unique way that only she can do. She explores the topic "creation of man". Ephemeral, and urban. Very often inspired by her own photos, likenesses of boats, barges,car etc.
In her work, there is a harmony of the figurative and abstraction. The artist proposes a universe of deconstruction where drawing, spatula, collage and painting coexist resulting in a dynamic and gestural work, made mostly of acrylic paint. These paintings are inspired by her travels, different cultures, nature, and tales she picked up along the way.
Troisième prix du Jury pour le rendez-vous jeune peinture bell, Thetford Mines
Premier prix du Jury pour le rendez-vous quebecois de la jeune peinture, Thetford Mines
Premier Prix du Jury pour le Concours Jeune Peinture au Festival Promutuel de la relève de Thetford Mines.
"I was told: You are only ashes and dust. They forgot to tell me that it was star dust."