Sandra Lerner


Panel Discussion, “Cosmic Aesthetics: Sandra Lerner’s Paintings”, with Donald Kuspit and Jeno Sokoloski

Moderated by Donald Kuspit, art historian, with Jeno Sokoloski, astrophysicist, Columbia University, and Sandra Lerner, painter, at the June Kelly Gallery, SoHo, NY, October 26, 2019

Dr. Donald Kuspit is one of the most prestigious art critics in the United States. A specialist in modern and contemporary art, philosophy, and psychoanalysis. Kuspit is Distinguishes Professor Emeritus of Art History and Philosophy at Stony Brook University and winner of the Frank Jewett Mather Award for for Distinction in Art Criticism, awarded by the College Art Association. He is the author of numerous books, catalogue essays and articles. Dr. Kuspit received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Frankfurt, Germany, a PhD in art history from the University of Michigan, and training in psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New York University Medical Center.

Dr. Jeno Sokoloski is the Director for Science at the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Corporation (LSST Corp) Before joining LSST Corp. she served as the President of the American Association of Variable Star Observers. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in physics from MIT, she moved to Japan to analyze X-ray observations of active galaxies. Completed graduate studies at Princeton and U.C. Berkeley, Dr. Sokoloski held a NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Currently at Columbia University, where she has led an active research program on eruptive and interacting binary stars since 2006.

Sandra Lerner lives and works in New York City. Lerner has participated in many one-person and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Japan. She is represented in numerous public and private collections, including Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Kampo Museum, Kyoto, Japan; World Study Museum, Fukuoka, Japan; Price Waterhouse, and 3M Corporation.

A Walk Thru: Sandra Lerner’s Cosmic Sublime Paintings

Harvard Reception: Unveiling Lerner’s painting, “Event Horizon”

Harvard Reception: Unveiling Lerner’s painting, “Event Horizon”, now in the collection of Harvard University, November 8, 2017

Artist’s Talk by Sandra Lerner: Harvard University, Gutman Gallery, Creative Flux series

Produced by Dean Dacian

Influences & inspiration behind her Creative Flux Series, Harvard University, Gutman Gallery, Graduate School of Education, 2017, Cambridge, MA

Artist’s Talk by Sandra Lerner: Creative Flux series

Video by Anthony Farina

A Walk-through Sandra Lerner’s, A Journey paintings, June Kelly Gallery, SoHo, NY

Video by Anthony Farina

Q&A with Sandra Lerner about her A Journey paintings exhibited at the June Kelly Gallery, SoHo, NY

Video by Anthony Farina


LAN D (大地 1991): Eiko & Koma’s multi-diciplinary collaboration

Set designed and painted by Sandra Lerner

Paintings in video: Breath VIII and Tao V

The Retrospective Project Video Archive #18; excerpt.

Premiering in 1991 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Next Wave Festival, LAND was a collaboration among Eiko & Koma, painter Sandra Lerner, musician and composer Robert Mirabal, and drummer Reynold Lujan. During the performance, Mirabal played his commissioned score live with Lujan. Eiko & Koma's sons, Yuta and Shin, also performed in the production. Set was designed and executed by Sandra Lerner. Support provided by the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, the Sezon Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council made it possible for Eiko & Koma to present LAND at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Hiroshima, Japan.

This short excerpt was taken from a full length video archive produced by Inta Inc. with assistance from the University of Wisconsin. Shot and edited by Douglas Rosenberg for the occasion of Eiko & Koma's performance at University of Wisconsin. The full length video is available through the American Dance Festival.