"Painting is for me an act of social dreaming, a way to visualize queer and anticapitalist forms of relationality. My work imagines a world in which people are free to play. The figures in my portraits redirect all the fierce energy that we typically devote to wage labor into whimsical athletic pursuits and joyous group bonding." — Fay Sanders
Fay Sanders (b. 1991) in Bronx, NY is an artist based in Queens, NY with an MFA from Brooklyn College and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. Sanders has exhibited with The Lodge LA, La Loma Projects, Tchotchke Gallery, and Field Projects and has held solo exhibitions at Smith College and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. She has an upcoming exhibition with The Hole this summer. Sanders has been an artist in residence at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, MASS MoCA, Kimmel Harding Center and Vermont Studio Center. She has been the recipient of the Queens Art Fund grant and the City Artist Corps grant. In 2022, Sanders was a visiting artist lecturer at Smith College and Sarah Lawrence College.