Isca Greenfield-Sanders

Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Mountain Valley, 2022, Mixed media oil on canvas, 17 x 17 inches
Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Mountain Valley, 2022, Mixed media oil on canvas, 17 x 17 inches



Isca Greenfield-Sanders’ landscape paintings based on found vintage photography, invite her viewer to forge a connection to their own experience. Using the old pictures as a starting point, she creates several iterations of each image, which she alters with pencil and watercolor, and finally paints over with oil. Image fragments are distilled into carefully composed paintings, which emerge simultaneously familiar and enigmatic.

Isca Greenfield-Sanders was born in New York City, where she currently lives and works. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, in Providence, RI, in 2000 in both Visual Art and Mathematics.

Solo exhibitions of Isca Greenfield-Sanders’ paintings have been held at The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; The Museum Morsbroich, Germany; and MoMA PS1, New York.  She is represented worldwide by Miles McEnery Gallery (New York), Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco), Galerie Klüser (Germany), Baldwin Gallery (Aspen, CO), Wetterling Gallery (Sweden) and Dubner Moderne (Switzerland.) Her works are included in the public collections of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Brooklyn Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022         The Things I Can’t Forget, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

2022         Ocean Eyes of Blue, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2021         Let’s Be Still, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2021         If I Could Go Back, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO

2021         You’re My Favorite Thing By Far, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2020         Shade My Eyes, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

2019         Today and Everyday, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany

2018         Inherited Landscape, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017         Keep Them Still, Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York, NY

2016         Balance Point, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

2016         All Roads in My Mind, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2015         Those Few Hours, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO

2015         I’ll Be Your Mirror, Dubner Moderne, Lausanne, Switzerland

2014         Somewhere Else, Somewhere Good, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013         Marines, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany

2012         Second State, Haunch of Venison, London, England

2011         The Ocean Between, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY

2011         Film Edges, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2010         Field at Hollow Road, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010         Light Leaks, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO

2009         A Beautiful Place to Get Lost, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany

2009         Light Leak, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO

2008         Against The Fall, Goff and Rosenthal, New York, NY

2007         Red Boat Beaches, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006         Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Museum Morisbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

2006         Viridian Isle, Galerie Klüser, Munich Germany

2006         Pinelawn Pools, Goff and Rosenthal, New York, NY

2006         Swimming Pool Paintings, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2005         Sky of Blue, Sea of Green, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005         Paintings for Harley, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO

2004         Silver Cove, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany

2003         Rose Point P.S.1, Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

2003         Windswept Fields, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany

2002         Beachwood Park, Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY

2002         New Work, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

2001         Three Project Rooms, Galleria in Arco, Turin, Italy

2000         Memories, Galleria in Arco, Turin, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023         Under the Influence | Contemporary Artists and the Masters Who Inspire Them, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2023         Landscape Crossover, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany

2023         Transcendent Variables, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2022         Unnatural Nature curated by Todd Bradway, Aquavella, New York, NY and Palm Beach, FL

2022         Who’s Afraid of Blue?, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany

2022         COMPETERE: An Exhibition of Artist Couples, Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus, GA

2021         Landscape and Memory, Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY

2021         Deep Blue, Curated by Katherine Bradford, Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT

2021         Water Marks: Images of Water in the Collection, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

2020         Do You Think It Needs A Cloud?, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

2019         Striking Gold, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

2019         Realitat Check, Kunstraum Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

2019         Oceans Edge, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont

2018         Always Greener: Seeing and Seeking Suburbia – Selections from the Museum’s Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX

2018         Belief in Giants, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

2017         Isca Greenfield-Sanders in Conversation with Julian Opie, Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, Germany

2016         Paulson Bott Press: Celebrating 20 years, De Young, San Francisco, CA

2014         Sargent’s Daughters, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY

2014         Domesticity, Jason McCoy, New York, NY

2013         Missed Connection, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

2013         Ten Years, Wallspace, New York, NY

2013         Playing with Process: Explorations in Experimental Printmaking, MFA Houston, Houston, Texas

2013         The Distaff Side, The Granary, Sharon, CT

2013         1XX Curated by Sam Trioli, Launch F18, New York, NY

2012         Radical Terrain, Rubin Museum, New York, NY

2012         Beached, Gallery Valentine, Long Island, NY

2011         Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Tel Aviv

2011         Out of Focus, After Gerhard Richter, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

2010         Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Goff Gallery, New York, NY

2009         Extended Family: Contemporary Connections curated by Eugenie Tsai, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2009         One Size Fits All, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY

2009         In Their Own Right: Contemporary Women Printmakers, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

2006         Summer Group Show, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005         Carla Mattii, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Silvia Zotti, Uno Su Nove, Rome, Italy

2005         Convertible Fabric Pyramid curated by Demetrio Paproni, Benevento, Italy

2004         River Arts, Cassola Gallery, Peekskill, NY

2003         Frans von Lenbach and Art Today, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

2003         Prague Biennale: Peripheries Become the Center, Veletrzni Palac, Prague

2003         Photography as Model, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY

2003         After Matisse & Picasso, PS1 Contemporary Art, Queens, NY

2003         Sanders & Greenfield-Sanders, Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

2003         25th Anniversary Show, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2002         Painting as Paradox, Artist’s Space, New York, NY

2002         Gothic Mood, Palazzo Delle Stelline, Milan, Italy

2002         Friends and Family, Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY

2002         27 Emerging Artists, Spike Gallery, New York, NY

2001         Vice Versa, Rare Gallery, New York, NY

2001         Addition Subtraction, Carlin Space, New York, NY

2001         Collectors Choice, Exit Art, New York, NY

2000         Biblioteca Comunale, Torre del Castello, Turin, Italy

Selected Public Collections

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio
Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
Administration for Children’s Services, New York City
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hamshire


2000         BA in Visual Art and Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI