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Sandra Bromley BFA, CCHS Fellow, RCA
Sandra Bromley’s art works have appeared in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and North America. Her multidisciplinary, interactive art includes traditional sculpture as well as video, sound, photography, and installation. She works solo and in collaboration with artists as well as with professionals in other disciplines.
Graduating from the University of Alberta in 1979 with a BFA (Distinction) in sculpture, Bromley has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the 2000 Salute to Excellence Arts Award from the City of Edmonton (which she shared with Wallis Kendal for the Gun Sculpture project); a 2002-03 Canadian Consortium for Human Security Fellowship (artworks concerned with issues of women and children in post-conflict countries) that took her to work in Sierra Leone and Cambodia; a Global Woman of Vision Award in 2006; Alberta’s Centennial Award; a 2009 Honoured Alumni Award from the University of Alberta; appointment to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts; YWCA Woman of Distinction, Salute to Excellence, Edmonton Hall of Fame (artist and builder); and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.
Co-founder of the iHuman Youth Society (serving high-risk youth, using an arts-based program) and founder of the Sierra Leone Bo Girls Group, for which Bromley annually presents a fundraiser to aid female victims of war in Sierra Leone. She is President of the Board of Directors of iHuman Youth Society and is a member of the Mayor’s Task force for Community Safety in Edmonton, as well as serving as a member of numerous arts organizations and art juries in Canada.