Sandra Cinto lives and works in São Paulo. She works in a wide range of media, including ink drawings on paper, large-scale drawings on canvas, and installations and public projects. Cinto is known for her large-scale, dramatic scenarios incorporating water, the night sky and billowing seas. Japanese ukiyo-e prints and Hokusai’s iconic The Great Wave off Kanagawa have long served as an inspiration to her, as has European Romanticism, particularly Géricault’s painting The Raft of the Medusa, which depicts a famous sea disaster.
Since the early 1990s, Cinto has presented her work at museums and institutions worldwide. Solo exhibitions include CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Madrid, Spain (2014); Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2011); and Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo (2010). Notable public projects and commissions include One Day, After the Rain, commissioned by The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. (2012-2013), Encounter of Waters at Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Park Pavilion (2012-2014), and A Casa das Fontes (The House of Fountains), an installation conceived for Casa do Sertanista in São Paulo in 2013.