Sarah Sandman is an Brooklyn-based artist and designer creating experiences that amplify messages of social change. She is the founder and co-director of Brick x Brick, an art performance project that builds human walls against Trump and misogyny. Sandman is a 2017 Senior TED Fellow and holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is also the co-founder of Public Displays of Affection (PDA), a collective of artists, designers, educators and organizers creating and facilitating nonviolent direct art actions.

Sandman’s other work includes the Gift Cycle, in which she helped neighboring U.S. communities exchange gifts of art during a cross country cycling journey. Sandman created and facilitated Hostos Hands Up, a collaboration between Hostos Community College's Black Studies program and Media Design program to design protest signs for the NYC Millions March. Their work was displayed at Smack Mellon's Respond exhibit and is currently on display at the Museum of the City of New York. 
 

M.F.A, Graphic Design, summa cum laude
Rhode Island School of Design
June 2009

B.F.A, Visual Communication, summa cum laude
University of Kansas and Fachochschule Trier, Germany
May 2002

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