Amy Lee Sanford is a Cambodian-American sculptor. Her work explores the intersection of trauma and healing.
Born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and raised in the United States, the artist holds a degree from Brown University in the Visual Arts, with concentrated study in biology and engineering. She furthered her art studies with individual courses at The Rhode Island School of Design, University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth and Harvard University.
Sanford has been in numerous exhibitions internationally. A partial list includes Archives in Residence (Haus der Kunst, Munich), Break, Bind and Rebuild (A+ Gallery, Kuala Lumpur), UnAuthorised Medium (FramerFramed, Amsterdam), Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image (Singapore Art Museum), Love in the Time of War (SF Cameraworks and UC Santa Barbara), Cascade (solo exhibition, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia), Images Biennial: An Age of Our Own Making (Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark).
Select Exhibitions, Installation, Art Performance
Archives in Residence, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2019.
Break, Bind and Rebuild, A+ Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2018.
UnAuthorised Medium, FramerFramed, Amsterdam, 2018.
Memory | Commitment | Aspiration, Windgate Center for Art and Design, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2018.
Break Pot: Benefit Street, performance for Repair and Design Futures, Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, 2018.
Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 2017.
Single Break Pot: West Putnam, performance for Cambodia: Looking Back on the Future, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT, 2017.
Love in the Time of War, SF Camerawork, San Francisco and UC Santa Barbara Glass Box Gallery, CA, 2016.
Images Biennial: An Age of Our Own Making, Museum of Contemporary Art and Roskilde Music Festival, Roskilde, Denmark, 2016.
Interlace: Three Artists in the Cambodian Diaspora, inCube Arts, New York, NY, 2016.
Histories of the Future, National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2016.
1975, Jewett Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 2015.
Cascade (solo exhibition), Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst NSW, Australia, 2015.
Art Stage Singapore (Video Platform)
1975, Jewett Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA, 2015.
And That Which Was Always Known, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore, 2015.
On the Streets, Funded by ApexArt, New York. Exhibition hosted by Our City Festival 2014 and Java Arts, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2014.
Traversing Expanses, SaSa Bassac Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2014.
1975, Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA, 2014.
Phnom Penh Rescue Archaeology: The Body and the Lens in the City, SaSa Bassac Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2014.
Full Circle at PSi#19 (performance), Performance Studies International Conference #19. Stanford University, CA, 2013.
Single Break Pot: Governor’s Island, during Governor’s Island Open Studios, LMCC Swing Space, New York, NY, 2013.
Single Break Pot: Swanston Street, Sidney Meyer Asia Center, Asialink, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2013.
Single Break Pot: Gertrude Street, SEVENTH Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, 2013.
1975, Topaz Arts, Queens, NY, 2013.
Phnom Penh: Rescue Archaeology, Institut für Auslandsbeizehungen (ifa), Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany, 2013.
Cities of Ancient Futures: A Futuristic City of the Past, Changwon Asian Art Festival, Changwon, Republic of Korea, 2013.