Beginning with vintage slides, Greenfield-Sanders breaks down photographic images, and rebuilds them as her own.  Putting the image through various incarnations, she grids and paints small fragments, reconstituting the “details” to a whole in a manner similar to memory’s construction. The vague familiarity of her anonymous landscapes re-enforces her exploration of remembrance as manifested through a complex working method.   The original photographs, by definition, are someone else’s memories, leading the artist to question the nature of recollection and the truthfulness of photography.  The medium’s relationship to reality and the role it plays in our own memories become integral to her multiple studies, watercolors and paintings of a single image.  The multiple outputs become about repeatedly working with form itself.  As the artist stresses:  “My work is not personal, the memories are found, and the emotions imbued are universal.”   Translating elements from unknown family snapshots into paintings with more universal, contemporary concerns, Greenfield-Sanders adds a complexity to her works belied by the beauty inherent in their aesthetic appearance. [1]

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.

[1] Excerpt from “Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Painting the Shifting Sands of Memory,” by Stacey Goergen.


2024 Wildflower Path MILES McENERY GALLERY New York, NY
2023 Passing Afternoon GALERIE KLÜESER Munich, Germany
2023 Prints by Isca Greenfield-Sanders at Paulson Fontaine Press MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON Houston, Texas
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 KLÜESER 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
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


2024 California Gold BERGGRUEN GALLERY San Francisco, CA
2024 Couples Squared, curated by Phyllis Tuchman SOUTHAMPTON ART CENTER Southampton, New York
2023 A Touch of Playfulness STIFTUNG REINECKHALLEN Berlin, Germany
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 KLUESER 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
2016 Water | Bodies SOUTHAMPTON ART CENTER Southampton, NY
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
2012 Boundaries Obscured HAUNCH OF VENISON New York, NY
2011 U.S. Department of State ART IN EMBASSIES PROGRAM Tel Aviv
2011 Out of Focus, After Gerhard Richter HAMBURGER KUNSTHALLE Hamburg, Germany
2011 The Art of Giving BERGGRUEN GALLERY San Francisco, CA
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
2005 The Dreamland Artist Club 2005 curated by CREATIVE TIME Coney Island, NY
2005 The General’s Jamboree: Second Annual Watercolor Show GUILD & GREYSHKUL New York, NY
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 All About Me SPIKE GALLERY New York, NY
2003 Sanders & Greenfield-Sanders SNITZER GALLERY Miami, FL
2003 Up and Coming ARCO ART FAIR Madrid, Spain
2003 25th Anniversary Show WETTERLING GALLERY Stockholm, Sweden
2002 Painting as Paradox ARITST’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
2001 Nostalgia UBAN ETC. Brooklyn, NY
2000 Biblioteca Comunale TORRE DEL CASTELLO Turin, Italy
2000 SVA Digital Salon PALACIO DE SANTA CRUZA Valladolid, Spain
1999 SVA Digital Salon VISUAL ARTS MUSEUM New York, NY
1999 SVA Digital Salon CIRCULO DE BELLAS ARTES Madrid, Spain


• Rosemary Feitelberg, Sebastian Blanck and Isca Greenfield-Sanders Talk Art and Marriage WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY, July 27th, 2023
• Anastasija Jevtovic, EAZEL MAGAZINE, May 27th, 2020
• Charles Desmaris, Datebook SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, August 17, 2018
• Saskia Randle, Isca Greenfield-Sanders Creates Dreamy, Vintage-Inspired Paintings GALERIE MAGAZINE, June 13, 2017
• Molly Osberg, Isca Greenfield-Sanders Captures Summer Days and the Beauty of Nostalgia ATRSY, Feb. 2016
• Gill Saunders, Prix De Print No. 5 Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Pikes Peak ART IN PRINT, May/June 2014
• Susan Tallman, Isca Greenfield-Sanders ART IN PRINT Vol. 2, No 2, July/August 2012
• Leanne Goebel, Isca Greenfield-Sanders and Marc Brandenburg THE HUFFINGTON POST, 2/2/2011
• Charlie Finch, Where’s The Ball ARTNET, October 2010
• Bio Pic MODERN PAINTERS, October 2010
• Meredith Mendelsohn, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, ART NEWS, January 2009
• Charlie Finch, Comfort and Joy ARTNET MAGAZINE, September 2008
• Emma Pearse, Artist Isca Greenfield-Sanders Falls to Earth NY MAGAZINE, September 2008
• Donald Kuspit, Isca Greenfield-Sanders ARTFORUM, November 2006, p. 300
• Thomas W. Kuhn, Isca and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ARTNEWS, November 2006, p. 202
• Goings on About Town THE NEW YORKER, October 2006, p. 71
• Charlie Finch, Pools of Wonder ARTNET, September 2006
• Bridget L. Goodbody, Review: Isca Greenfield-Sanders TIME OUT NY, September 2006
• A.M. Homes, Striking Oil VANITY FAIR, September 2006
• Deborah Phillips, Isca Greenfield-Sanders ARTNEWS, December 2005
• Randy Kennedy, Flash, Dash and Now, Art NEW YORK TIMES, June 17, 2005
• Linda Yablonsky, Painted Love TIME OUT NY, June 16 – 20, 2005 p. 31
• Carlo McCormick, Crazy in Love, Valentines by our favorite artists PAPER MAGAZINE, February 2005, p. 45
• Amanda Coulson, Isca Greenfield-Sanders ART NEWS, October 2003, p.152
• Lauri Firstenberg, Beachwood Park TEMA CELESTE, July-August 2002
• Joyce Korotkin, Isca Greenfield-Sanders NY ARTS MAGAZINE, June 2002
• Tiziana Conti, Isca Greenfield-Sanders TEMA CELESTE, September 2000


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