Curriculum Vitae

  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Art/Art History Department



  • MFA, Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah

Honors & Awards

  • Honorable Mention Award given for Mixed Media Statewide Annual. Utah Division of Arts & Museums, 11/2016
  • One of Utah's 15 Most Influential Artists. Book publication and gallery show at the Utah Division of Arts and Museum's Rio Gallery, SLC, UT . Artists of Utah, 15BYTES, 02/2014
  • Rookie of the year award, grading AP art portfolios at the College Board national grading session. College Board, Educational Testing Services, AP reading, 06/16/2013
  • Voted as one of Utah's 15 Most Influential Artists . Artists of Utah, 15 Bytes, 04/19/2013
  • Jurors' Award, Mixed Media & Works on Paper. Utah Division of Arts & Museums, 10/2010
  • Mayor's Award for Saltgrass Printmakers, Service to the Arts. Salt Lake City Mayor's Office, 06/2010
  • Artist commission, print series for educational programming. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 08/2009
  • Individual Established Artist Grant. Utah Division of Arts & Museums, 05/2008


Sandy Brunvand is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in art education in the Department of Art and Art History. Originally from Rochester, MIchigan, Brunvand moved to Salt Lake City in 1982.   After receiving her MFA in 2003 from the University of Utah she co-founded Saltgrass Printmakers, a non-profit printmaking studio and gallery located in Sugarhouse.  As well as teaching studio and art education courses, Brunvand has also developed and taught a variety of professional development workshops for K-12 educators. These workshops have been delivered for the University of Utah, Salt Lake Art Center (Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, UMOCA), Jordan School District, Salt lake School District, Granite School District, and Art Works For Kids.


Brunvand’s artwork incorporates painting, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media. Her work has shown throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, England, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.  Commissions include:  Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake Art Center (UMOCA), and Utah Arts Council.  Grants include Utah Arts Council Established Artist Grant, multiple grants from Art Works for Kids, and the University of Utah Graduate research fellowship. Her work can be seen at



  • SaltGrass Printmakers , co-founder, 12/2003 - present

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