Arturo Alonzo Sandoval’s vibrant, large scale, interlaced and appliquéd panels are layered with unexpected materials that capture light and movement. Sandoval is a fiber artist and educator known for his ingenious use of recycled industrial packing material, automotive textiles and microfilm. His work involves woven or interlaced webs that provide an arrangement for his design concepts that are personalized into a visual language that evokes imagery of the sky, water, landscape and pattern structures.
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval received his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1971. He taught at the University of Kentucky, Lexington from 1974 until his retirement in 2017. Sandoval gained wide recognition for his experimental approach to working in fiber. He received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1973 and 1992. His work is represented within the collections of many institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Renwick gallery at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. Sandoval was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council in 2007.