CV | Resume


BORN: New York, New York

BASED: St. Croix USVI and Jersey City NJ

EDUCATION: Tufts University


2024, Free Your Mind: 2024 Discover, Delaware Contemporary; Wilmington, DE

2024, Ponytails and Door Knocker Earrings, Art in Buildings, Time Equities New York NY

2023, I Am My Hair, Louis L. Redding Gallery, Wilmington DE

2023, Triggered, Truth& Transformation @ The Lab, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

2023, Triggered, Truth& Transformation, WaNaWari, Seattle WA

2023, Triggered, Truth & Transformation, Schweinfurth Art Center; Auburn, NY

2022, Joyful Resistance, Ivy Brown Gallery, New York, NY

2022, Expo Chicago, The Navy Pier, Chicago IL

2022, Joyful Resistance, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ

2021, Hiding in Plain Sight, Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA), Brooklyn NY

2020, Wonder Women, Bridge Art Gallery, Bayonne NJ

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

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

2018, Fragmented Identity Installation, A Condominium Jersey City NJ

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


2024, Free Your Mind, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington PA

2024, Ponytails and Door Knocker Earrings, Art in Buildings, Time Equities New York NY

2023, Follow the Thread, Artemobidia/ Ivy Brown Gallery, Meatpacking District, NYC

2023, Boombox @ ArtCrawl Harlem, Governors Island, NY

2022, The Baggage We Carry Installation @ Satellite Art Fair, Miami FL

2022, Flux Factory Treasure Hunt, Governors Island, NY

2022, Inside & Out, Hillside Sculpture Garden, Montclair NJ

2022, Free Your Mind and Emotional Baggage Carts @ Butter2 Art Fair, Indianapolis IN

2022, Free Your Mind and Emotional Baggage Carts @ ArtCrawl Harlem, Governors Island, NY

2022/2023, Emotional Baggage Carts, Springfield Sculpture Walk, Springfield MO

2021/2022, Emotional Baggage Carts, Summit Public Art: The Baggage We Carry, Summit NJ

2021, Hiding in Plain Sight: Baggage Cart Installation, MoCADA House, Governors Island, NY


2024, Beyond: Tapestry Expanded, Peeler Art Center at DePauw University; Greencastle IN

2024, Uncontained: Reimagining Basketry, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

2024, Metamorphosis: Recycled, Repurposed, Reimagined, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center; Solomons, MD

2023, World of Threads Festival, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre;  Oakville, ON, Canada

2023, Process and Delight: The New P&D, Equity Gallery, New York, NY

2023, Excellence in Fibers, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose. CA

2023, Despite the Spoils,  Robeson Campus Center Gallery, Newark NJ

2023, Safekeeping, 108 Contemporary, Tulsa OK

2023, Afterlives, Surface Design Online Exhibition 

2023, Connections, Ceres Gallery New York NY

2023, Each One Teach One, Morris Museum, Morristown NJ

2023, Tenuous Threads, Atlantic Gallery, New York NY

2023, Dark Matter; Kates- Ferri Projects, New York NY

2022, (EM)power (EM)brace (EM)body, Surface Design Online Exhibition

2022, The REBEL Exhibition, The Untitled Space, New York, NY. Curated by Indira Cesarine

2022, Sensing Woman, C24 Gallery, New York NY

2022, Wonderland, Trolley Barn Gallery; Poughkeepsie, NY curated by Allison Glenn

2022, Tell Me More About Yourself (Self- Portraits and Other Autobiographical Endeavors), Gallery Aferro, Newark NJ

2022, Craft Nouveau, Blue Line Arts, Roseville CA,  curated by Ariel Zaccheo, curator at the Museum of Craft and Design in SF

2022, Visions & Voices, The Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE

2021, Untitled Art Fair, Udr Nw Mgt Booth #C26, Miami, FL

2021, 14C Juried Show, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City NJ

2021, Threads That Bind: When The Fabric of Social Culture Unravels, BWAC, Brooklyn NY

2021, Recycle 2021; National Juried Show, BWAC, Brooklyn NY

2021, Future Is Female 2021, sk.Artspace, Brooklyn NY

2021, NJ Arts Annual: Revision & Respond, Newark Museum of Art, Newark NJ Catalog

2021, “The Social Fabric: Black Artistry in Fiber Arts, An Exhibition in Homage to Viki Craig at the Morris Museum, Morristown NJ

2021, ViewPoints 2021, Studio Montclair, Montclair NJ

2021, The Empowering, Art 150, Jersey City NJ curated by Danielle Smith

2021, Color, Cuts and Contour Delineations, 5 Points Art Gallery Milwaukee, MI

]2021, International Juried Exhibition, The Center for Contemporary Art, Juried by Victor Davson

2020, American Contemporary Craft: National Juried Exhibition, LHUCA Lubbock, Texas

2020, New Directions 2020: 36th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Barrett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. Juried by Nic Brierre Aziz

2020, CraftHiltonHead2020, 7th National Juried Fine Art Craft Guild Exhibition, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Hilton Head Island, SC

2020, Material Identity, Artworks Center for Contemporary Art, Loveland Colorado. Juried by Jiseon Lee Isbara

2020, BWAC Wide Open 11, BWAC Brooklyn NY, Juried by Paulina Pobocha, Museum of Modern Art

2020, FIBER 2020, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT. Curated by Beth C. McLaughlin, Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA.

2020, SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW, Imlay Gallery New York, NY

2020, 14C Juried Exhibition, Jersey City, NJ

2020, 41st Annual Juried Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Linwood NJ

2020, Finding Your Voice in America Today, Kelwood Contemporary Art, Baton Rouge LA 2019, Everyday Objects, Studio Montclair, Montclair NJ

2019, Spread Spectrum – A Modulation of Women Artists Speak, Newark Arts Festival, Newark NJ

2019, GRAVITY [TIONAL], Newark Arts Festival, Newark 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, 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, “Give Me Body: Devine Femme”, The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA), Brooklyn NY, curated by Amy Andrieux

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

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

2017, Open Orange 2017, Community Gallery, Orange NJ

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

2017, No Limits, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair NJ

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

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

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

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


2024, Artist in Residence at Touchstone Center for Crafts

2024, New Visionary Magazine, Issue 9, Winter 2024

2024, Artist in Residence @ Surface Design Association:  – Parallel Play 

2024, WESTAF, Leaders of Color Fellowship 2023-2024

2023, Surface Design Journal’s Eighth Annual International Exhibition in Print: Lasting Impression selected by Guest Juror Lorna Hamilton-Brown. 

2023, Excellence in Fibers, Fiber Art Now, 2nd prize

2022, Seventh Annual International Exhibition in Print: The Fusion of Fiber Arts, Fashion & Design, Surface Design Journal

2022 Individual Artist Fellowship, Jersey City Arts Council

2021, Honorable Mention, ViewPoints 2021, Studio Montclair, Montclair NJ

2021, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in craft.

2021, International Juried Exhibition, The Center for Contemporary Art, 3rd prize.

2020, Excellence in Fibers VI, Fiber Art Now

2020 Jersey City Arts, Visual Artist  Award

2020 Honorable Mention, American Contemporary Craft: National Juried Exhibition, LHUCA Lubbock, Texas

2020 Honorable Mention, BWAC Wide Open 11, BWAC Brooklyn NY,

2020 NOW•FRIENDS ; Artist Residency, Kenya

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

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.


1-54’s African Artists to Watch and Their Hybrid Approaches to Textiles in 2024, Cultbytes May 5, 2024

Morris Museum Explores Artist Collaborations in African-American Art World, May 3, 2023

7 Seattle art shows to see in May 2023, SeattleTimes April 26, 2023

Artist invites Schweinfurth visitors to discuss, release microaggressions they have faced April, 6, 2023

This Jersey City Artists Finds Treasure in Trash, Hoboken Girl March 27, 2023

Artist Theda Sandiford releases everyday microaggressions through her art, March 12, 2023

23 Hoboken + Jersey City Women to Watch in 2023, Hoboken Girl, December 22, 2022

JCAST22: A Preview, Jersey City Times September 2022

Lunchtime Gallery Talks At NJ State Museum Sept 22, 2022

Theda Sandiford “Joyful Resistance’

Theda Sandiford’s ’emotional baggage carts’ are highlights of her ‘Joyful Resistance’ show, May 9, 2022

Hudson County Artists to Know + Collect, Hoboken Girl April 1, 2022

Artist Spotlight: Theda Sandiford’s Shopping Carts Explore Equity & Sustainability February 2022

An Ambitious and Emotionally Provocative Art Fair 14C Opens at Mana, Jersey City Times, November 11, 2021

Bridge Arts 2021 Garden Renaissance

JCAST returns in person, Hudson Reporter October 7, 2021

‘Social Fabric’ exhibition at Morris Museum offers lavish look at a wide range of fiber art

JC Fridays preview: What would you be carrying in Theda Sandiford’s Emotional Baggage carts?

Art Review: “The Empowering: A Social Justice Exhibition” Jersey City Times, March 3, 2021. 

Studio Montclair’s “Privilege, Power, and Everyday Life, Jersey Arts, Jan 2021

Visual Collaborative Interview: Theda Sandiford, April 2020

Five Takeaways from the 14C Art Show, Jersey  Journal, February 22 2020

Top Things to Do this Weekend in Jersey City, September 4, 2019

BIG MOUTH By Theda Sandiford Opens In The Art House Gallery, September 3, 2019

Monsters, myths, elephants, and more for the latest edition of JC Fridays, September 3, 2019

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

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 


2024 Weaving as Artistic Expression, Hudson Valley Mohawk Weavers

2024 Surface Design, Parallel Play Artist in Residency Talks

2023 Social Practice in Practice: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

2023 Rope Making Workshop: Krasl Art Center

2023 Free Your Mind: Wa Na Wari Virtual Artist Talk

2023 Rope Making Workshop: Schweinfurth Art Center

2023 Free Your Mind: MAFA Virtual Artist Talk

2023 Rope Making Workshop: JC Friday

2021 NJAA Revision & Respond Virtual Artist Tour, Newark Museum of Art, Newark NJ

2021 Microaggressions Curator Talk, Studio Montclair

2015 The Business of Creativity, Harvard Business School

2008 Vision Board Workshop, SXSW, Austin TX


American Craft Council: Member Artist

American Kumihimo Society: Member Artist

Fiber Art Network: Member Artist

Mid Atlantic Fiber Association: Member Artist

National Basketry Organization: Member Artist

Surface Design Association: Member Artist

Textile Society of America: Member Artist

Textile Study Group of New York, INC: Member Artist