Sandra Altwerger is a Canadian artist living and working in Toronto. She studied at the Ontario College of

Art (as it was then known), graduating in 1963. Afterwards she studied at the Instituto Allende, in

Mexico and received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1966. In 1975 she began teaching at OCA and

continued there (now OCAD University) as an associate professor until retirement in 2013.

Sandra began exhibiting her work, first at Gallery Moos in Toronto and then at Mira Goddard Gallery

since 1980. Her work is represented in over 60 public and corporate collections including the

Canada Council Art Bank, the Toronto Dominion Bank, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Ernst and

Young, the University of Lethbridge and the Agnes Etherington Art Center.

Past exhibitions include solo and group exhibits in Canada in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Guelph,

Kingston and Brantford Ontario as well as exhibits in the USA in Chicago, the Albright Knox Gallery in

Buffalo, Michigan, Indiana, Virginia, The Bronx Museum, New York, She has also exhibited in Europe in

England at Oxford University and Finland at the Alvar Alto museum.

Awards have been from the Canada Council for the Arts; Ontario Arts Council Grants and several

Purchase Awards.

Education and Degrees:

A.O.C.A., Diploma from the Ontario College of Art, 1963.

M.F.A., Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Instituto Allende, Mexico, 1966.

B.Ed., Bachelors of Education Degree, University of Toronto, 1991.

Academic Appointments and Related Work History:

Toronto Board of Education, 1965-67.

Havergal College, Toronto, 1967-70.

Freelance Film Editor, Canadian Feature Film Industry, 1970-75.

Centennial College, 1970-79.

OCAD University, Associate Professor, Faculty of Art, 1975 – 2013.

University Appointments:

Member of Academic Council 2004-2006

President of Faculty Association (OCADFA) 2007-2012

Guest Artist and Lecturer Appointments:

University of Toronto, Scarborough College, 1989.

Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, Spring Semester, 1988.

(Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Communications, Ontario).

Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, 1984.

Niagara College, Welland, Ontario, 1985.

Toronto School of Art, 1984.


Art For Enlightenment: A History of Art in Toronto Schools,

Rebecca Sisler, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Publishers, 1993.

Business Quarterly, Spring Issue, 1992.



Canadian Artists, Representation Ontario.

Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective Inc.


Russell Gallery, Peterborough, Ontario, 1996.

Scheider Associates, New Lithographs, Toronto, 1995.

Open Studio, Toronto, 1992.

Niagara College, Hennepin Art Gallery, Welland, Ontario, 1985.

Whitby Arts Incorporated, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario, 1984.

Scarborough College, University of Toronto, 1984.

Gallery Moos, Toronto, 1980.

Nancy Poole’s Studio, Toronto, 1977.

Gallery House Sol, Georgetown, Ontario. 1976.

Group Exhibitions:

Project 31, OCAD University, 2011, 2012, 2013

Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes Benz, 2011, 2012, Toronto

Triple X, Travelling exhibit, Visual Arts Ontario, 2005 – 2006.

Queen’s Park Exhibition, OCAD, 2005.

Open Studio, 2005.

MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, Ontario, 2002.

Gallery Mira Goddard, Toronto, 1982-92, inclusive.

Graphica Creative, Finland, Invitational, 1990.

Art at the Grassroots, University of Toronto, 1991.

Erindale College Art Gallery, University of Toronto, 1989.

Miriam Pearlman, Inc., Chicago, 1985, Three person exhibit.

Graphex 9, Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario, 1984.

Canadian Prints, Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1983.

Exhibition of Women Artists, Ontario Society of Artists, 1983-84.

The Big Print, curated by Anita Aarons, Harbourfront, Toronto, 1982.

Canadian Contemporary Printmakers, Curated by Luis R. Cancel, Director,

Bronx Museum, New York, 1982.

Art in Canada, Jesse Besser Museum, Halapena, Michigan, 1981.

Midwestern Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana, 1981.

A.C.T. Print Show, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 1981.

Open Studio: Ten Years, Art Gallery of Harbourfront, Toronto, 1980.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1979.

The Pauline McGibbon Cultural Center, Toronto, 1979.

Canadian Women Printmakers, Miriam Pearlman Gallery, Flint Michigan, 1978.

Open Studio, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1977.

5th International Print Biennial, Bradford, England, 1976.

Graphex 4, Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario, 1976.

Japan-Canada Print Exhibition, Toronto, 1976.

Soft Touch, Linda Bellamy, curator, Art Gallery of Brant, 1976.

Spring Show, Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, Ontario, 1975

Images, Ontario Society of Artists, 103rd Exhibition 1975


Canada Council for the Arts, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983.

Ontario Arts Council Grants, 1976-1984, inclusive.

Artist-With-the-Schools-Grants, Ontario Arts Council, 1984, 1988, 1989.

Ontario Society of Artists, Purchase Awards, 1977, 1978, 1979.

Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, Ontario, Purchase Award, 1975.