Sandra ENCAOUA is a French artist born in Paris in 1974. She currently lives and works between Paris and Miami. Fascinated by nature and raw elements, she creates in her paintings a changing, violent, free universe where she strives to touch the truth of the subject, to perceive its essence.
Her current work focuses on the search for the transmission of emotions through large abstract portraits done in oil and spray. Each of her paintings has a particular and precise meaning. They are all accompanied by a sentence, an excerpt from a book that enlightens the visitor on the work.
Sensitized by the defense of the right of the prisoners throughout the world, she contributed with several illustrations to show the reality of the prisons, in particular in Africa (collaboration with Synergy Cooperation, Prison Insider, ...)
Sandra won the Wellington Art Society (USA) 1st painting Prize 2021 and a 2020 Miami Art Grant by Locus Project and the Andy Warhol Foundation (New York, USA). She received the 2018 People Choice Award from the Wellington Art Society (USA) and was honored with the 2017 'Arts-Sciences-Lettres' medal by the Académie des Arts-Sciences-Lettres de Paris.
Her work is regularly exhibited in the United States and Europe. She is a member of the Taylor Foundation (Paris, France), the Jewish Art Salon (New York, USA) and the Wellington Art Society (Florida, USA). Her works are listed on the Art market since 2012 (Artprice / Drouot).