George Leo Sanders

Born 1987, Santa Barbara, CA.
Lives and works in Santa Barbara, CA

CONTACT

georgeleosanders@gmail.com

instagram (@georgelsanders)

EDUCATION

2016 M.F.A., University of California Santa Barbara

2010 B.A., Bard College Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016

Tying Loose Ends (with Vanesa Gingold), California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

Locals Only (with Luther Kroman), organized by Schur-Narula, Soy Sauce Factory, Bangkok, Thailand

2015

doppelpainting, Glass Box Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Better Luck Next Time (with Luther Kroman), Schur-Narula, Berlin, DE (click here for installation images)

2010

Work Done Worked On (Bachelor of Arts Thesis Exhibition, Bard College), Bard Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Disorderly Construct, The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, CA

Out of Place, Westmont Ridley Tree Museum, Santa Barbara, CA (Juried by Ruth Estévez)

2016

Slippery When Wet, GAIT, Los Angeles, CA

UCSB 2016 MFA Exhibition, AD&A Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

2015

Full Circle, Merchants of Reality, San Francisco, CA

Unintended Consequences, The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, CA

Strangers forming a group waiting to kiss, Motel, Brooklyn, NY

Current Focus, Red Barn Project Space, Santa Barbara, CA

nervous for a new reason, Glass Box Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2014 

Likewise, Glass Box Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Small Images, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA (Juried by Tif Sigfrids)

Oxbow Alumni Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013

Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY

2012

Small Images, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Brain Melt, A Gathering of Tribes Gallery, New York, NY

PRESS

2017

Charles Donelan, “Disorderly Construct Breaks the Law”, Santa Barbara Independent

Josef Woodard, “Disorderly Construct: Eight Artists Exploring Unexpected Edges”, Santa Barbara News-Press

2016

Angella d’Avignon, “Slippery When Wet at GAIT”, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles

Charles Donelan, “UCSB MFA Exhibition 2016″, Santa Barbara Independent

Josef Woodard, “Forging New Pathways”, Scene, Santa Barbara News-Press

Gabriel Lazo, “Grads Present Theses at AD&A”, The Daily Nexus 

2015

Josef Woodard, “Looking Back at an Art-Full Year”, Scene, Santa Barbara News-Press.

Josef Woodard, “Rough, Ready, and Meditative”, Scene, Santa Barbara News-Press.

Maureen Foley, “‘Unintended Consequences’ Yields Delightful Results”, Santa Barbara Independent

Sehba Mohammad, “6 Amazing & Free Things to Do in NYC This Weekend”, Flavorpill

Michael Anthony Farley & Rea McNamara, “This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Waacking, Eating, Tweeting, and Painting”, Art F City

Paul Laster & Ryan Steadman, “Weekend Edition: 11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before August 18th”, Art & GalleristThe New York Observer

Keep This Bag Away From Children, Issue #4

Into the Teeth of the Wind, UCSB College of Creative Studies

“Schur-Narula: Better Luck Next Time,” Berlin Art Link

Better Luck Next Time”Berlin Independents Guide

2014

“GEORGE SANDERS”, Keep This Bag Away From Children

2010

Bard Papers, Bard College

GRANTS/AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS

2016

Santa Barbara Art Association Award

2015

Levitan Grant, University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Art

Block Grant, University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Art

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Art

2014

Block Grant, University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Art

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Art

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014-2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Art