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 Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image (Singapore Art Museum 2017-18), Love in the Time of War (SF Cameraworks and UC Santa Barbara 2016), Cascade (solo exhibition, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia, 2015-16), Images Biennial: An Age of Our Own Making (Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark, 2016).

Full CV


Select Exhibitions, Installation, Art Performance

Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image

Single Break Pot: West Putnam (performance)

Love in the Time of War

Images Biennial: An Age of Our Own Making

Single Break Pot: West 52nd Street (performance)

Interlace: Three Artists in the Cambodian Diaspora

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 2017-18.

Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT, 2017.

SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA and UC Santa, CA, 2016.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2016.

inCube Arts SPACE, New York, NY, 2016.

Histories of the Future


Cascade (solo exhibition)

Art Stage Singapore (Video Platform)


And That Which Was Always Known

On the Streets

National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2016.

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, 2016.

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst NSW, Australia, 2015.

Curated by Paul Greenaway. Singapore, 2015.

Jewett Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA, 2015.

Yavuz Gallery, Singapore, 2015.

Funded by ApexArt, New York. Exhibition hosted by Our City Festival 2014 and Java Arts, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Traversing Expanses


Phnom Penh Rescue Archaeology: The Body and the Lens in the City

SaSa Bassac Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2014.

Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA, 2014.

SaSa Bassac Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2014.

Full Circle at PSi#19 (performance)

Single Break Pot: Governor’s Island (solo performance)

Performance Studies International Conference 19. Stanford University, CA, 2013.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, 2013.

Single Break Pot: Swanston Street

Single Break Pot: Gertrude Street


Phnom Penh: Rescue Archaeology

Cities of Ancient Futures: A Futuristic City of the Past

Sidney Meyer Asia Center, Asialink, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2013.

SEVENTH Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, 2013.

Topaz Arts, Queens, NY, 2013.

Institut für Auslandsbeizehungen, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany, 2013.

Changwon Asian Art Festival, Changwon, Republic of Korea, 2013.