Deirdre Saunder - Public Mosaics and Paintings
Available for commission
Deirdre Saunder

Deirdre Saunder

Washington, DC

"site specific, community directed, unique, uplifting"
DEIRDRE SAUNDER
Artbridge, LLC
13129 Brushwood Way
Potomac, MD 20854

Cell: 301-580-0385
email: saunderdeirdre@gmail.com


public site-specific commissions

2012 “Kim’s Garden”, Eastern Market, Washington, DC. Mixed Media mosaic. Commissioned by DC Commission on the Arts.

2012 “Logistique”, Rockville Courthouse Square Park, Rockville, MD. Ceramic and glass tile. Commissioned by Art in Public Places, Rockville, MD.

2010 “Frog Walk”, Maret School, Washington, DC. Painted pathway. Commissioned by Maret School and assisted by students of Maret.

2008 “Water Marks”, Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD. 24 stone mosaics in pathway. Commissioned by City of Frederick.

2007 “Renewal”, Eastern Market, Washington, DC. Painted mural with Julia Van Hoogstraten. Commissioned by DC Commission on the Arts.

2007 “Reliquary”, Eastern Market, Washington, DC. Painted mural with Carlotta Hester. Commissioned by DC Commission on the Arts.

2006 “Falling Water”, Rollins Congressional Clubhouse, Rockville, MD. Glass tile mosaic. Commissioned by Polinger, Shannon and Luchs.

2005 “The Wave”, Germantown Aquatic Center, Germantown, MD. Glass tile mosaic. Commissioned by Montgomery County Public Arts Trust Program.

2004 “Inspiration”, Fairland Community Center and Library, Fairland, MD. Glass tile mosaic and stained concrete. Commissioned by Montgomery County Public Arts Trust Program.

2004 “Spring Creek”, Silver Plaza, Silver Spring, MD. Fountain and Grand Staircase glass tile mosaic. Commissioned by Peterson Co., Foulger Pratt, and Silver Spring. International Award.

2003 “Moments in Time and Place”, New Convention Center, Washington, DC. Photography, silver leaf and steel. Commissioned by Washington Convention Center Authority.

2003 “The Flow of Life”, Mary Trumbo Park, Rockville, MD. Ceramic tile mosaic. Commissioned by Art in Public Places, Rockville, MD.

2002 “The Flow of History”, History Associates, Rockville, MD. Ceramic tile mosaic. Commissioned by History Associates.

2001 “Daily Gifts”, Holiday Park Senior Center, Rockville, MD. Ceramic tile and mirror mosaic. Commissioned by Montgomery County Public Arts Trust Program.

2001 “Reach for the Stars,” Lincoln Park Community Center, Rockville,
MD. Suspended painted plexiglas atrium mobile. Commissioned by Art in Public Places, Rockville, MD.

2001 “Gaea’s Corner,” Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MD.
Mixed media mosaic. Commissioned by Art in Public Places,
Rockville, MD.

2000 “Esteemed Woman: A Living Tapestry,” New York, NY.
Series of multi media tapestries made in conjunction with related documentaries by filmmaker Suzie Galler. Commissioned by Muse Entertainment. Travelling exhibit.

2000 “Sparrows and Stars,” Glenmont Metro, Glenmont, MD.
Iridescent glass tile and mirror mosaic. Commissioned by Washington Metro and Transit Authority, Washington, DC.

1997 “Hopscotch,” Union Station / H St. Bridge, NE, Washington, DC.
289 ceramic tile mosaics. Sponsored by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the community, foundations, businesses, and individuals. Installation assisted by inner-city youth as part of Summer Youth Employment Program financed by Bell Atlantic for this specific project. International Award.

1994 “Mosnaic,” Elwood Smith Park and Recreation Center, Rockville, MD.
Ceramic tile and mirror mosaic. Commissioned by Art in Public Places Program, Rockville, MD.

1991 “Reverence,” Maryland Ave. and Seventh St., NE, Washington, DC. Painted steel sculpture. Commissioned by DC Art Works and DC Department of Parks and Recreation.

1991 “Mirth I, II, & III,” Constitution Ave. and 15th St., NE Washington, DC. Three painted steel sculptures. Commissioned by DC Art Works and DC Department of Parks and Recreation.

1991 “Mirth IV & V,” Martin Luther King and South Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC. Two painted steel sculptures. Commissioned by DC Art Works and DC Department of Parks and Recreation.

1991 “Sports Whirl”, Fort Greble recreation Center, Washington, DC. Painted Mural. Commissioned by DC Art Works. Assisted by inner city youth as part of Summer Youth Employment Program financed by the City of Washington, DC













private site-specific commissions

2007 “Crab Walk,” Bethany Beach, DE. Glass tile mosaic and concrete sculpture.
2007 “The Door,” Washington, DC. Painted mural.
2007 “Kenyan Sunset,” Jamaica. Glass tile mosaic.
2007 “Mountain Cay,” Madison, VA. Glass tile mosaic.
2001 “The Urn,” Potomac, MD. Painted Mural.
1996 “The Dancers,” Washington, DC. Two painted steel sculptures.
1994 “Reliquary Guardians,” McLean, VA. Two painted steel sculptures.
1994 “Lookout,” McLean, VA. Steel and carved stone sculpture.
1993 “Celebration,” Great Falls, VA. Three painted steel sculptures.
1993 “Toothbrush,” Washington, DC. Painted steel sculpture.
1992 “Dogwood,” Charlotte, VA. Painted steel sculpture.
1992 “Red Game,” Charlotte, VA. Painted steel sculpture.

collections

Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.
World Bank, Washington, DC.
The Peacetech Lab, Washington, DC.
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
R.J. Reynolds Corporation, North Carolina.
The London Times, Washington, D.C. (2 works).
The Washington Dossier, Washington, D.C.
Destination Systems, Washington, D.C.
St. Johns College, Oxford, U.K. (2 works).
Somerville College, Oxford, U.K.
Nuffield College, Oxford, U.K.
National Arts Foundation of Zimbabwe.
ARNI Corporation, Harare, Zimbabwe. (2 works).

one person, two person, group exhibitions, bibliography, awards

Available upon request





biographical information

born Harare, Zimbabwe

graduate education

1981-82 HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, MA.
Research Fellow at the Carpenter Center for Visual Studies. Time devoted entirely to my own studio work as the recipient of a Frank Knox Fellowship.

1978-80 OXFORD UNIVERSITY, Oxford, UK.
MFA from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art as the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship.

1977 CAPE TOWN UNIVERSITY, Cape Town, South Africa.
Post-graduate degree in Education/Teaching Diploma. Awarded with Distinction.

undergraduate education

1974-77 CAPE TOWN UNIVERSITY, Cape Town, South Africa.
BA in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art as the recipient of a McIver Scholarship. Awarded Class Medal for best in class.

teaching experience

2005-pres. Maret School, Washington, DC. Instructor in Drawing and Painting.
1998-pres. Private teaching in own art studio, Potomac, MD
1982-pres. Art League School, Alexandria, VA. Instructor in Drawing and Painting. Also teach workshops.
1982-88 St. Albans School, Washington, DC. Advanced Placement Art Instructor and Graphic Arts Teacher. Established this department.
1981-82 Carpenter Center, Harvard University. TA and Resident Tutor in Kirkland House.
1980-81 Shiplake College, Oxford, UK. A Level Art Instructor.
1977-78 Oriel Girls High School, Harare, Zimbabwe. Art Instructor.

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