Triggered, Truth & Transformation

I have three solo shows in 2023 focused on this theme.

Despite the growing commitment to racial equity, the day-to-day experiences of women of color are not improving. Women of color face similar types and frequencies of microaggressions as they did two years ago – and they remain far more likely than white women to face disrespectful and “othering” behavior.

The weight of these triggers underpins very real consequences… stress, anger, frustration, self-doubt and ultimately feelings of powerlessness and invisibility. These triggers come with a hefty toll of emotional baggage.

Extensions of rope, wrapped, knotted, woven, and embellished with recycled textiles, zip ties, ribbon and yarn, gingerly invite the audience into off the-wall conversations about the “respectability politics” of black hair.  My Emotional Baggage Carts are vessels for this racial trauma.  The act of making, weaves the sting of daily microaggressions into the cart, freeing me from these constraints.

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Dates: March 25-May 28, 2023

Location: Schweinfurth Art Center; 205 Genesee St. Auburn, NY 13021

Exhibition Dates: April 22,  2023- July 17, 2023

Location: Wa Na Wari, 911 24th Avenue, Seattle WA 

Exhibition Dates: July 1, 2023- September 17, 2023   

Location: The Lab at Krasl Art Center.  707 Lake Blvd, St Joseph, MI

2023 Exhibition Calendar… so far

I have quite a bit lined up for 2023 , including three solo shows, a return to Governors Island, Fiber Art’s Excellence in Fibers and the group show Dark Matter in LES. There is so much to look forward to in 2023.

Forecast//Recast

Surface Design Association’s juried members’ exhibition

Exhibition Dates: December 6- January 27th, 2023

January 4, 2023: Online panel discussion held as part of Textile Talks

Location: Chehalem Cultural Center; 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR

The Soul of African American Art

Exhibition Dates: January 22-March 5

Location: Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street in Morristown NJ

Dark Matter

Exhibition Dates: January 13- February 11, 2023

Location: Kates- Ferri Projects, 561 Grand St, New York, NY 

Each One Teach One: Preserving the Legacy in Perpetuity 

Exhibition Dates: March 3 – July 30, 2023

Location: The Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ

Theda Sandiford: Triggered, Truth & Transformation

Exhibition Dates: March 25-May 28, 2023

Location: Schweinfurth Art Center; 205 Genesee St. Auburn, NY 13021

2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence.  Artist Talk

Artist Talk: March 22, 12:00-1:00pm

Location: New Jersey State Museum; 205 West State Street Trenton NJ

MAFA Virtual Artist Talk

Date: March 28, 2023

Location: Registration for Virtual Zoom details forthcoming

Theda Sandiford: Triggered, Truth & Transformation @ Wa Na Wari

Exhibition Dates: April 22,  2023- July 17, 2023

Location: Wa Na Wari, 911 24th Avenue, Seattle WA 

2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence

Exhibition On View: June 18, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am to 4:45 pm; Closed Mondays & all State Holidays

Location: New Jersey State Museum; 205 West State Street Trenton NJ

Lady Whistledown

Sculpture Walk Springfield 2022-2023

Exhibition Dates: April 23,2022- May 21, 2023

Location: 411 N. Sherman Parkway, Springfield MO 65802.

Free Your Mind@ MAFA 2023 Conference

Exhibition Dates: June 22- June 25, 2023

Location: Millersville University, Millersville, PA

Theda Sandiford: Triggered, Truth & Transformation @ The Lab

Exhibition Dates: July 1, 2023- September 17, 2023   

Location: The Lab at Krasl Art Center.  707 Lake Blvd, St Joseph, MI

Excellence In Fibers

Exhibition Dates:August 23, 2023 – January 7, 2024.

Location: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textile; 520 S First St, San Jose, CA 95113