Title: Artist (Retired), Filmmaker, Photographer
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Sandy Dakota Daley, Artist (Retired), Filmmaker, Photographer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in photography, filmmaking and art.
Ms. Daley’s body of work as an artist illustrates the career of a trailblazer. For example, she collaborated with Nicholas Cornell and reinvented emulsion after studying 19th century photographers. After reaching out to Kodak for the instructions on how to do this process, she was left empty-handed and decided to figure it out for herself. In 1965, she displayed her photographic emulsions on canvas, which were life-sized image of themselves in an Adam and Eve show at the Dwan Galley. At 24, her art was displayed alongside Andy Warhol’s work, and she was one of the few female artists at the show. Her influence on the art world extends to her mentoring Martin Mapplethorpe in 1969, working with him every day by showing and teaching him everything about 19th century photography. In addition, she emphasized photography could be a mixed media endeavor when mixed with other objects.
Growing up, Ms. Daley always had an artistic eye and decided to pursue this passion in her higher education. She received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Oberlin College in 1961, and she received a Master of Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts with high distinction in 1965. She has been guided by the principle that your aim as an artist is in the name of the art, not in the subject matter. She has mentored many other artists in this respect.
Ms. Daley boasts an impressive list of creative works to her name. Some of these include directing projects such as “Cine Portraits,” “Patti Having Her Knee Tattooed,” “Cine Probe,” “Robert Having His Nipple Pierced,” and “London Mysteries.” In addition, she was a coeditor with Geoffrey C. Ward of Contemporary Photographer Magazine and has exhibited with “Experiments in Art and Technology.”
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