Sandra Stocchi was born in Arezzo in 1961. She graduated from Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts) in Florence. Her first works were paintings on wooden bas-reliefs and later wooden and lead sculptures.
In the last few years, she has realized three-dimensional artworks employing the Raku pottery technique.
Her first exhibition was held in Florence in 1983. Since then she has exhibited her works in many art shows and installations in public spaces.
2010 - Contrasted/opposti itinerari - a solo exhibition “umano/sovraumano” of the seasonal art show organized by Arezzo’s city council under the artistic direction of Matilde Puleo.
2011 – ‘Lezioni di volo’ (Flight lessons). Within the project Amico Museo 2011, Region of Tuscany, Venturino Venturi Archive, she was invited by the artist’s granddaughter and art historian Lucia Fiaschi to exhibit in the CASA STUDIO VENTURI for the affinities found with the poetic heritage of the master.
2012 – ‘A colazione con l’orso’ (Breakfast with a Bear’) – An exhibition at Fortezza Girifalco, Cortona (Arezzo) where she engaged in a play of installations using different techniques and materials: ‘La cura dell’orso’ and ‘Il tempio’ (‘The Bear Therapy’and ‘The Temple’ - Raku pottery), ‘Pescatrici di perle’ (‘Pearl Fisherwomen’, paper), ‘Serendipity’ (collage and tempera). It is an itinerary through the naturally lit hypogeal spaces of the Cannoniera di S. Maria which encourages the observer’s intimate meditation.
2018 – ‘Corpo, albero/ellisse, tempio/ghirlanda’ (‘Body, tree/ellipse, temple/wreath’), a group of three solo exhibitions curated by Matilde Puleo. The art shows were set up in the halls of Museo Comunale dell’Albero d’Oro, Lucignano (Arezzo), in Cassero and Palazzo delle Logge del S. Savino, Monte San Savino (Arezzo).
Sandra Stocchi teaches Painting and Drawing at Liceo Artistico Piero della Francesca (Arezzo). She has implemented experimental learning activities and she has run workshops on expressiveness and comic book illustration techniques. In 1999, she was the creator of Associazione culturale ‘Il Romito’ (Arezzo), a cultural organization that promotes eco-friendly activities. She co-ordinated and promoted the organization activities until 2017.
Sandra Stocchi vive e lavora ad Arezzo
Via di Gragnone, loc. Pieve al Bagnoro, n. 41
2019 “il Grandevetro” 136, trimestrale di immagini politica e cultura, Nuovi maestri selezionati da Renato Ranaldi.
2019 Arezzo, Casa dell’Energia ex Bastanzetti, "aurore" esposizione di Sandra Stocchi e Elisa Braconi.
Convegno: Silvana Amato - Direttivo ISDE Arezzo, Erika Frasconi - Psicologa, Moira Mori - Medico, Chiara Vezzosi - Medico, chiara Pancino - Imprenditrice, Sandra Stocchi - lessico femminile
2018 Lucignano / Monte San Savino (Arezzo), giugno-agosto: corpo, albero, ellisse, ghirlanda, tempio
Trilogia di personali di Sandra Stocchi e Elisa Braconi,a cura di Matilde Puleo
Palazzo delle Logge di Monte San Savino: corpo, personale
Museo Comunale dell'Albero d'Oro di Lucignano: albero - ellisse, personale
Museo Comunale del Cassero di Monte San Savino: tempio - ghirlanda, personale
2017 Pisa, Galleria STUDIO GENNAI Arte Contemporanea, collettiva, Tutti possono essere Collezionisti
2016 Pisa, Galleria Ass.ne Culturale CoBALTO, Piazza degli Amici; Personal Exhibition - Elefanti, Crisalidi e Cristalli
2013 Castiglioncello (LI) The Foundation Diego Martelli; Non c’è due senza te (Never two without you), Erica Lecci, Simona Provinciali, Sandra Stocchi - Catalogue: Matilde Puleo
2012 Florence, LINEA Contemporary Art Space; group of work, carta (Paper) drawings, engravings art, lithographs
2012 Cortona (AR) Girifalco Fortress Bastion St. Mary; A colazione con l’orso (Breakfast with the bear), two-personal exhibitions, Sandra Stocchi and Gianni Barelli - Catalogue: Matilde Puleo
2011 Florence, Fortezza da Basso, Arte per la Ricerca - FiorGem Onlus (Art for Research - FiorGen Onlus) - Catalog, Curators: Cristina Acidini and Nicola Micieli
2011 Loro Ciuffenna (AR) personal exhibition at CASA VENTURI (VENTURI HOUSE), main file Venturino Venturi; Lezioni di Volo (Flying Lessons), within the regional project "Dude Museum 2011 - I remember... Museum and Memory, and on the occasion of ICOM day - Curator: M. Puleo
2010 Florence, National Archaeological Museum; Arte per la Ricerca - FiorGem Onlus (Art for Research - FiorGen Onlus) - Catalogue edited by Cristina Acidini
2010 Arezzo, Palazzo Chianini Vincenzi, CONTRASTED/opposti itinerari (contrasted/opposite routes), exhibition season 2010 of the Municipality of Arezzo, artistic direction Matilde Puleo; Umano/Sovraumano (human/superhuman), Paolo Maione and Sandra Stocchi, Materia/Instabile (matter/unstable), Sandra Tomboloni and Virginia Lopez, Ascesa/Decadente (ascent/decadent), Andreas Senoner and Muzakiller Foundation
2010 Sansepolcro, Del Frattempo Bookshop and Nasini Furniture and Interiors, meet contemporary art and present the exhibition; Una stanza tutta per sé (a room all of her own), by Matilde Puleo, works by Meri Ciuchi, Heather Oaks, Paola Maffei, Antonella Markets, Cristina Pancini, Martha Spring, Sandra Stocchi
2008 Siena; La Risalita 500 (The Ascent 500), an initiative organized by the Institute of Art in Siena, Siena Parking, Monte dei Paschi di Siena Bank - Curators: Esther Biancotti and Antonio Vannini
2008 Florence, Palazzo Panciatichi, Art Gallery of the Regional Council - Arezzo, Contemporary Art Gallery of the City of Arezzo; Acqua in Arte (Water in Art), 110 contemporary artists exhibit in support of the right to water in the world, an event organized by Ucodep - Catalogue by Joan M. Carli and Liletta Fornasari
2007 Arezzo, The Imaginary traveller Bookshop; Di solo riso (of rice only), poetry-raku-calligraphy, Adriana Seri and Sandra Stocchi
2007 Arezzo, Center for Historical Artistic Studies in Arezzo, Nodi Lunari (Lunar Nodes), show of paintings curators: Daniela Meli and Liletta Fornasari
2007 Arezzo, Edison Bookshop; Senza il bacio del principe (Without the kiss of the prince), artists in the library, sculptures. Two-personal exhibitions by Sandra Stocchi and Erica Lecci, presented by Liletta Fornasari and Fernanda Caprilli
1996 Arezzo, Commodities Exchange; Giornata mondiale di prevenzione A.I.D.S. (World AIDS prevention day), group of works in donation, with the patronage of the Local Council and the Province of Arezzo and the AASP
1987 Lucca, Villa Bottini; Ascolto (Listening), P. Gobel, E. Holm, R. Martini, S. Stocchi - Presented by MLFrisa, sponsored by the city of Lucca
1984 Florence, Castello in Bisticci; Un giorno lungo un giorno (One day a long day), painter and musician: S. Stocchi and W. Kirsch - La notte brilla per Nietzsche (The night shines for Nietzsche) performance/installations, S. Stocchi Curators: IMPORTE' D'ITALIE & Roberto Andrenelli
1984 Rome, Civic Museum of Albano Laziale; Momenti e Presenze Italiane (Moments and Presences Italian), International Art Exhibition - Catalogue by M. Castelli
1984 Arezzo, Toron Hall of Capolona; Variazioni (Changes) - Catalogue by E. Agnolucci and D. Tenti
1984 Forte dei Marmi (LU), Municipal Gallery of Modern Art; Seventh Edition of Artistic Presences in Tuscany - Catalogue by A. B. del Guercio
1983 Firenze, Vera Biondi Gallery; Creatività (Creativity), S. Stocchi and A. Catalani - New artists in the gallery, cycle of exhibitions in the galleries of Florence sponsored by the City of Florence - Curator: A. B. Del Guercio