Sandi Miot lives and works in Golden, Colorado, maintaining her studio in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Self-taught, she has worked extensively in a variety of mediums, from clay and glass to oil, pastels, and watercolor, but she especially loves the ancient mediums of encaustic and gold leaf. She has studied in Italy learning oil, egg tempera, and gold leaf from master artists and enjoys finding new ways to integrate these mediums into encaustics.
For the past two decades, she has been in the forefront of a resurgence of encaustics and an emerging new art form: the artist’s book. Through her creative process, she continually explores themes of our environment, order and chaos, ethnic equality, diversity and inclusion, the inadequacies and inequities of our political system and contemporary cultural transitions. The degradation of the environment has always been at the top of that list.
Sandi has been a teacher and panelist at the International Encaustic Conference many times and is a Co-Founder and a past Director of Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Northern California.
Her work has been shown and collected both nationally and internationally and has appeared on the sets of popular TV shows such as Friends, with David Schwimmer and Greg Kinnear, and movies such as The Bee Season with Richard Gere, shown below.