Sandie has a MFA degree from the University of California Berkeley and a MA in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a disabled artist and disability culture worker whose work, Crip Couture, focuses on wearable art made for and with disabled people. Sandie recently defended her Ph D dissertation in Disability Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Sandie was the artist-in-residence and her work “Project ImPerfect, baby onesies” is in the permanent collection at Access Living. Her research interests include Disability Arts and Culture; disability fashion; accessibility design and programming for arts and cultural venues; and social justice-based art therapy. She is the program director of Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL), a partnering project with the Department of Art Therapy and Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work can be found: http://www.cripcouture.org