Born and raised in Toronto, Sandra Brewster holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University and is the recipient of numerous grants. Her work has been published in Caribbean Beat Magazine, Of Note Magazine, The Walrus, Small Axe, Chimurenga Magazine, Mix Magazine, and NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art.
Sandra's practice also includes work as an arts educator / community arts facilitator, and she has coordinated numerous exhibitions involving local artists. Sandra recently completed an artist residency at Alice Yard in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Sandra Brewster is a multi-media artist creating work that engage issues of race, identity, representation and memory. Her current focus is African Canadians born in North America and those who arrived in North America from the Caribbean during the 1960s and 70s.
She references old photographs and recreates elements using painting, drawing, and gel transfers, juxtaposing imagery to provide a dialogue through contrasts or likenesses. In this work she visually represents a time or a memory and provides a platform to tell stories of “back home”. In other pieces Sandra presents portraits of individuals that challenge stereotypes and perceptions.
Collage, Illustration, Painting
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