Sandra Scher's prints are often intimate and inventive. They touch on issues of identity, displacement and the meaning of home. Many images hint at a narrative.
She creates her intaglio prints by etching copper and zinc plates using acid. In her newest work, she layers multiple etchings printed on translucent rice paper to create a new more complex image. She also creates monoprints, silkscreen prints and mixed media pieces. Sometimes each print is unique. Other times she creates small handmade editions.
Sandra Scher is a Brooklyn based printmaker with a background as an advertising art director. She learned intaglio printmaking while living in London. After moving to New Jersey, she continued etching under the guidance of master printmaker Vijay Kumar at The NJ Visual Arts Center. She then moved to Brooklyn, where she studied printmaking at Gowanus Print Lab and Manhattan Graphics. Her prints were selected for “Top 10 Can't Miss Studios” at Gowanus Open Studios. Sandra is a member of Manhattan Graphics. Sandra has taught advertising and graphic design at at NYU, The Art Institute of New York and in the Masters in Branding + Integrated Communications program at The City College of New York. She taught printmaking last summer at Long Beach Island Foundation.
Sandra has a BFA and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. She also studied advertising and design at The School of Visual Arts in New York.