Sandra Mayo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied Education in Israel (B.A.) and Boston (Ed.M.) where she married and raised a family. Sandra has been working in education for 20 years, but has constantly been dabbling on different forms of visual arts all her life. In 2013, she decided to fully transition into the arts. She has been taking courses at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, MassArt, Montserrat College of Art, DeCordova Museum, Maud Morgan Arts Center, Cambridge Art Association, The New Art Center, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Concord Art and MIT.
Mayo’s recent shows include the MGNE Fourth National Exhibition, and also in the Chandler Gallery, Montserrat School of Art, Zullo Gallery, Concord Art, Blink Gallery and Massachusetts State House. Her work also appears in various publications and is in private and corporate collections.
Twenty-five years ago, Sandra Mayo landed in Boston from Buenos Aires, a high-rise built, densely populated, noisy, polluted, and unstoppable 12 million people city. She felt in love with the town of Lexington in Massachusetts and its surrounding open green spaces. Mayo specially loves the trees she has been quietly observing during her walks to school when her children were little and now by herself.
Mayo’s printmaking technique involves picking up the texture of a fabric and rolling it onto a Plexiglas plate. She transfers the image to printing paper using a press. She re-inks the plate and keeps printing. The results are surprising! Printmaking provides with the flexibility Mayo needs to interpret the trees she loves so much, the sky and the landscape as she sees them. Printmaking allows Her to reach deeply into a source of calmness, peace and serenity expressed through texture, character and revelation.