BORN: New York, New York

BASED: Jersey City, NJ

EDUCATION: Tufts University


2019, Big Mouth Solo Show, Art House Productions, Jersey City NJ

2019, Combined Talents 2019 Juried Competition, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts; Tallahassee, Florida

2019, Repurposed: 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Arthaus Projects Williamsport, PA

2019, State of Art 2019, Studio Montclair, Montclair NJ

2019, Let Me Tell You A Story, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City NJ. Curated by Anne Trauben

2019, Treaded: A Fine Art Fiber Collective, Envision Arts, Online Exhibition

2019, Open Orange 2019, Valley Arts, Orange NJ

2019, Viewpoints 2019, Curated by Jeanne Brasile at Studio Montclair, Montclair NJ

2019, “Love and Fear”, Curated by Marianne Trent at Studio Montclair, Montclair NJ

2019, “Give Me Body: Devine Femme”, The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA), Brooklyn NY, Curated by Amy Andrieux

2019, “Women of Wonder” One River, Milburn NJ, Solo show

2019, “Identity” Pro Arts, The Gallery Space, Rahway NJ

2019, “Big Mouth” Paradigm Entertainment, New York NY, Solo show

2018, International Juried Exhibition, Curated by Dr. Midori Yoshimoto at The Center for Contemporary Art Bedminster, NJ

2018, Body Glitch, Window Gallery at Paul Robeson Galleries, The Hahnes Building, Newark

2018, Stair-Gazing: Theda Sandiford, Curated by Mary Birmingham at Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit NJ

2018, Jerry Saltz: An Introspective, Curated by Adrian Wilson at Lazy Susan Gallery, New York, NY

2018, Immigration or Birthright? Curated by Atim Annette Oton of Calabar Gallery, New York NY

2018, Nice & Nasty, Newark Arts Festival, The Hahnes Building, Newark NJ

2018, Featured Artist, Arts in Montclair Banner Program, Montclair NJ

2018, Salons, Pro Arts, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung NJ

2018, Women of Wonder: Theda Solo Show at LITM Jersey City NJ

2018, Studio Tour Preview Exhibition: JCAST, Rotunda Gallery, Jersey City NJ

2018, Window Installation, Atlantic Highlands Art Council, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

2018, Photo Series, Rotunda Gallery, Jersey City NJ

2018, Passion, Garden Level Gallery, Jersey City NJ

2018, Hoboken Art in Asbury Park, Palette Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ

2018, Fragmented Identity Installation, A Condominium Jersey City NJ

2018, Garden City, Six Columns Gallery, Jersey City NJ

2018, Viewpoints 2018, Studio Montclair Gallery, juror, Gary Garrido Schneider , Montclair NJ

2018, BWAC Recycle, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Collective, New York, NY

2018, approaching Vibrancy, Gallery at 14 Maple curated by Mary Birmingham and Sarah Walko Morristown NJ

2018, Making as Thinking, Studio Montclair, Montclair NJ

2018, State of Art 2018, Studio Montclair, Montclair NJ

2018, Expressive Creative Soul, The Bridge Art Gallery, Bayonne, NJ

2018, Sweet Music Never Heard until Diversity Plays Catch-Up: Contemporary African-American Thought, curated by Donna Moore, The Strand Center for the Arts, Plattsburgh, NY

2017, The Big Small Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City NJ

2017, Edge, Novado Gallery curated by Thomas Banks, Jersey City NJ

2017, Through the Eyes of An Artist, Panepinto Galleries, Jersey City NJ

2017, 2017 Curators Choice, JC Pro Arts, Harborside Atrium, Jersey City, NJ

2017, Masquerade, The Hive Gallery, Chester, NJ,

2017, Fear, Jersey City Theater Center, Jersey City, NJ

2017, Electron Salon, LA Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles CA

2017, Open Orange 2017, Community Gallery, Orange NJ

2017, BWAC Recycle, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Collective, New York, NY

2017, 26th Annual Cathedral Arts Festival, Jersey City NJ

2017, LACDA Member Show, LA Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles CA

2017, No Limits, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair NJ

2017, SuperWoman!, 107 Bowers Art Gallery, Jersey City NJ

2017, CityScape, Impasto Art Gallery, Longmont CO

2017, The Alternative Self, Blue Door Art Center, Yonkers NY

2017, New Abstraction, Arts Unbound, Orange NJ

2016, Snap to Grid, LA Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles CA

2016, #JCAST2016 Flagship Gallery, Jersey City NJ

2016, Through the Looking Glass, LITM, Jersey City NJ

2016, Vanity, Jersey City Theater Center, Jersey City, NJ

2016, BWAC Color, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Collective, New York, NY

2016, Studio Montclair’s 19th Annual Exhibition View Points, Newark NJ

2016, New Jersey Arts Annual, The Noyes Museum of Art, Atlantic City NJ

2016, Chaos, Arc Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016, Identity, Jersey City Theater Center Jersey City NJ

2016, Arts Unbound Show, Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter NJ

2015, Show of Heads, Limner Gallery, Hudson NY

2015, #JCAST2015 Flagship Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2015, Creative by Nature, #JCAST2015, Jersey City, NJ

2015, 6x6x2015, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2015, My View, Maxwell’s, Hoboken NJ

2015, 2 Mills Plein Air Festival, Clinton NJ

2008, Small Wonders, LITM Gallery, Jersey City NJ

2007, Small Wonders, LITM Gallery, Jersey City NJ

2006, Arts Beats + Lyrics, Atlanta GA


2016 “Twin” People’s Choice Award, BWAC Color, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Collective, New York, NY

2016 Winner of the ArtQuench Gallery “My Life in Color” art contest.


Black Culture celebrated in Jersey City exhibit, June 8, 2019

Let Me Tell You A Story, 5/23/19-6/23/19, Nieuw Art Blog art on the Jersey Side by Peter Delman, Friday, May 24, 2019

CONTROVERSY AND QUESTIONS IN SMI’S ‘LOVE & FEAR”, Montclair Local April 10, 2019

Studio Montclair Presents “Portfolio Series: Love and Fear” New Jersey Stage March 30, 2019

Meet Theda Sandiford: Mixed Media Artist  Vitiello Communications, January 30, 2019

Jerry Saltz, From The Pages Of New York Magazine To The Walls Of Lazy Susan Gallery Cultbytes October 5, 2018

28 Years Of Art In Jersey City Celebrated With Massive Tour, October 4, 2018

Art by Kevin Blythe Sampson, Fred Scruton, and Theda Sandiford On Display At Visual Arts Center of NJ,, September 14, 2018

NYC artists at Strand: Strand Theatre show to highlight African-American artists, Press Republican, January 4, 2018

Gallery Hopping in Jersey City, Jersey Digs March 27, 2017

Creative Masters III, March 2017

Collages and Paintings filled with Cultural Ephemera reveal the Artist’s Journey  Riverview Observer Oct 10, 2016



In Full Color, program cover art 2018

BET-TV, Being Mary Jane, “Selfie Joy” 2017

Joyce Schwarz, “The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life”, 2008, pages 56, 81, 82, 86, 141



2015 The Business of Creativity, Harvard Business School

2008 Vision Board Workshop, SXSW, Austin TX


Arts Unbound: Member Artist

Black Art in America: Member Artist

Hoboken Arts: Member Artist

LA Center for Digital Art: Member Artist

Pro Arts Jersey City: Member Artist

Studio Montclair: Member Artist

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