Sandra Gregson was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She holds a BFA from Nova Scotia of College of Art and Design, and an MFA from York University. She works with drawing, sculpture, installation and video and at times, she combines these mediums. Her work is about noticing everyday things, and events, in a playful, subtle, and critical way, and, with an intent of linking life and art.
Her videos and video sculptures have been shown at galleries and screenings across Canada and internationally, including Alternative Film/Video Festival (Belgrade, Serbia) One Minute International Film & Video Festival (Aarau, Switzerland) champ libre (Montreal), Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film (Durham, ON), Parkdale Film and Video Showcase (Toronto) +15, The New Gallery (Calgary) Pleasure Dome (Toronto), Toronto Animated Image Society Showcase, and WARC (Toronto).
Sandra’s site-specific sculptural installations include an astro turf covered wading pool as part of ‘wade’, and ‘shred’, a performative installation, during nuit blanche at The Gladstone Hotel.
She has exhibited her drawing and sculpture throughout Canada. Solo and two person exhibitions of her work include lead head at V. MacDonnell Gallery (Toronto), Durham Gallery (Durham, ON), LightWeights at Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto) and at Gallery 96 (Stratford, ON), Glendon Gallery (Toronto), The Red Head Gallery (Toronto) Eastern Edge (St. John’s), and organized through the AGO’s Artist with their Work programme, BodyWorks, at The Station Gallery (Whitby, ON) and amend at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (Bowmanville, ON).
Group exhibitions include Loving the Alien, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Away, OO Gallery (Halifax), pairing, Archive (Toronto), Re-formation V. MacDonnell Gallery (Toronto).
Her visual artwork considers intersections between entities, such as nature, and culture, knowing and not knowing, order and chaos, dissolution and becoming. She has worked with a variety of materials, including cement, bronze, Japanese tissue, and is currently working with shredded documents, to consider aspects of identity, and the intersection between remembering and forgetting.