Artist Bio

Artist Bio

ART BIO
Sandra Mucha's interest to bend shapes started at an early age. She recalls the first time twisting and stretching a transferred newspaper comic with Silly Putty. Her curvelinear images may have also been influenced by living in extreme temperatures and different terrains. She was uprooted from whirling blizzards of western New York to the melting and sometimes visually warping flat lands of Texas summers. Sandra is a trained fine artist and textile designer living near Dallas TX.

ARTIST STATEMENT
"My painting's provide the viewer a moment to be immersed into a underlying sense of calm. They are like looking through a morning dew drop, and convey movement and space with the use of my playful perspectives and pattern.

I explore the structure and surfaces of buildings, scenes found in nature, and every day objects. I use a creative process that allows me to distort my subjects initial orderlyness, leaving behind an unbroken view on canvas."

CURRICULUM VITAE
SOLO EXHIBITS
2015 “Urban Confliction: featuring Sandra Mucha..”, PAA Gallery, Plano Tx Oct 29-Nov 29
2014 "Works by Sandra Mucha.." The Gallery at The Courtyard Theater, Plano, Tx Dec 15- Jan 18
2004 "Views by Sandra Kutas" Gallery One Fine Arts, Brownwood, Tx Feb 17-March 14
2000 "Places" featuring Sandra Kutas, Union Gallery, University of North Texas, Sept 18-Oct6

JURIED EXHIBITS
2016 “125 Show” Plano Art Association Gallery, Plano Tx, August 23 - September 24
2015 “125 Show” THE ARTS Gallery at Collin County Community College,
April 27- May13
2014 "Politically Incorrect: Not What You'd Expect", Plano Art Association Gallery,
Oct 18-Nov15
2000 Voertman’s Student Art Competition, UNT’s Visual Arts Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITS
2017 “New Member Show” Texas Visual Art Association Gallery, Dallas,Tx Jan 9-3,
2016 “TVAA Annual Member Exhibition” Medical City, Dallas,Tx May 8-22
2016 “May Flowers” TVAA Gallery, Dallas,Tx May 2-31
2014 “PAA'S Panoramic Holiday Show 2014”, Plano Art Association Gallery, Dec 6-Jan3
2014 “International Day of Peace Exhibit”, Plano Art Association Gallery, Sept15 - Oct 16
2012 Design Exhibit, JCPenney, Corp. Inc., Plano, Tx, April
2001 Dallas Visual Art Center, Nov 10-Jan5
2001 Fiber Art Show, School of Visual Arts, University of North Texas, Denton,Tx, Feb
2001 Fiber Art Show, Union Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton,Tx, March
2000 UNT Sr Show, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton,Tx, Dec 10-15
2000 Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas,Tx Nov 10-Jan5
1997 “On My Own Time” Art Exhibit, JCPenney, Corp. Inc. Plano, Tx
1995 “On My Own Time” Art Exhibit, JCPenney, Corp. Inc. Plano, Tx

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2015-Present Certified Painting and Drawing Fine Arts Instructor
2013- 2015 Art Teacher, New Century Montessori Academy, Garland, TX
2012-Present Art Explorers, Owner/Artist, Richardson, Tx
2002-2012 Sr. Textile Graphic Designer, JC Penney’s Private Brands, Plano, TX

EDUCATION
2014 Graduate Work in Art Education, Morningside College
2000 BFA in Painting and Drawing, University of North Texas
2000 BA in Visual Arts Studies, University of North Texas

AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS
2017 “New Member Show” TVAA Gallery, Dallas,Tx Jan 9-3, Honorable Mentioned,
Pegaus’s View
1988 Douglas Chandor Memorial Art Scholarship

ARTIST ASSISTANT/INSTALLATIONS
2015 “Urban Confliction: featuring Sandra Mucha..”, PAA Gallery, Plano Tx Oct 29-Nov 29
2014. "Works by Sandra Mucha.." The Gallery at The Courtyard Theater, Plano, Tx Dec 15- Jan 18 Design
2012. Exhibit, JCPenney, Corp. Inc., July
1999. Whispers From the Walls - An Installation by Whitfield Lovell,
University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX

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TESTIMONIALS

ART EXPLORING
"A Weekly Adventure in Art with Ms. Mucha as your Guide"

"Our daughter loves art and Ms. Mucha! She comes home talking about Ms. Mucha's art lessons all the time.."
-Parent of a Kindergarten Art Student

"My daughter loved art class and always brought home such wonderful projects. I absolutely love the website and that we were able to order gifts made with her art work incorporated into them. Wonderful program and teacher! "
-Parent of a Kindergarten Art Student

"Our son really seems to be doing well in your class and he is very excited about sharing with us the projects he’s worked on. He’s even shown more (than previously), interest in working on projects at home. Thanks so much for offering your talents to him and the students at Greenville Montessori."
-Parent of a Primary Art Student

"Our Daughter is very much enjoying your class and cannot wait for more fun art work! She continues drawing and coloring at home too."
-Parent of a 2nd grade Art Student

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