George Leo Sanders

Born 1987, Santa Barbara, CA.
Lives and works in Santa Barbara, CA



2016 MFA Candidate, University of California Santa Barbara

2010 B.A., Bard College Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

Selected Exhibitions


2016      Slippery When Wet, GAIT, Los Angeles, CA

              Tying Loose Ends, California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

              UCSB 2016 MFA Exhibition, AD&A Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

              Locals Only, Schur-Narula at Soy Sauce Factory, Bangkok, Thailand


2015      Full Circle, Merchants of Reality, San Francisco, CA

              doppelpainting, Glass Box Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

              Unintended Consequences, curated by Charles Donelan, The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, CA

              Strangers forming a group waiting to kiss, Motel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

              UCFZ, Gone Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

              Current Focus, Red Barn Project Space, Santa Barbara, CA

              Better Luck Next Time, Schur-Narula, Berlin, DE (click here for installation images)

              nervous for a new reason, Glass Box Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA  


2014     Likewise, Glassbox Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

             Open Studios, Harder Stadium, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

             Small Images (Curated by Tif Sigfrids), Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

             Oxbow Alumni Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013     Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY

             Call for Entries, Industry Home, Santa Barbara, CA

2012     Small Images, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

             Brain Melt, A Gathering of Tribes Gallery, New York, NY

2010     The Artist is Presents, 431 South 5th Street (Judy Pfaff Studio), Brooklyn, NY

             Work Done Worked On (Bachelor of Arts Thesis Exhibition, Bard College), Bard Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY

Press / Bibliography

2016      Angella d’Avignon, “Slippery When Wet at GAIT”, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles

              Charles Donelan, “UCSB MFA Exhibition 2016″, Santa Barbara Independent

              Josef Woodard, “Forging New Pathways”, Scene, Santa Barbara News-Press

              Gabriel Lazo, “Grads Present Theses at AD&A”, The Daily Nexus 

2015     Josef Woodard, “Looking Back at an Art-Full Year”, Scene, Santa Barbara News-Press.

             Josef Woodard, “Rough, Ready, and Meditative”, Scene, Santa Barbara News-Press.

             Maureen Foley, “‘Unintended Consequences’ Yields Delightful Results”, Santa Barbara Independent

             Sehba Mohammad, “6 Amazing & Free Things to Do in NYC This Weekend”, Flavorpill

             Michael Anthony Farley & Rea McNamara, “This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Waacking, Eating, Tweeting, and      
             Painting”, Art F City

             Paul Laster & Ryan Steadman, “Weekend Edition: 11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before August 18th”, Art &
             GalleristThe New York Observer

             Keep This Bag Away From Children, Issue #4

             Into the Teeth of the Wind, UCSB College of Creative Studies

             “Schur-Narula: Better Luck Next Time,” Berlin Art Link

             Better Luck Next Time”Berlin Independents Guide

2014     “GEORGE SANDERS”, Keep This Bag Away From Children

2013     Roberta Smith, “Art, a Balm After the Storm, ‘Come Together: Surviving Sandy’ Samples 300 Artists”, New York Times
             Jerry Saltz, “The 10 Best Art Shows of the Year”, New York Magazine

2010     Bard Papers, Bard College

Grants / Awards / Fellowships

2016     Santa Barbara Art Association Award, Santa Barbara, CA

2015     Levitan Grant, University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Art

             Block Grant, University of California Santa Barbara, Studio Art

             Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of California Santa Barbara, Studio Art

2014     Block Grant, University of California Santa Barbara, Studio Art

             Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of California Santa Barbara, Studio Art