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The Bangkok Post
All Dolled Up By: Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
Sand One’s dolls are brash and busty. They hang out on the streets of Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City and now Bangkok, lips puckered, eyelashes large, curled and spider-like. There’s Mascara Baby, blonde and skinny, the girl who wants to stay at home and paint her face all day. There’s Stacks, the blue-haired businesswoman who loves sushi and vodka. And there’s Captain Bermuda, who has a boat but can’t swim. Some dolls elude seduction; others embrace it. They’re sexy, but above all, says the LA street artist who created them, they’re cute.
Sand One The Anti Interview
By: Milly G
Move over fellas, there’s a new female artist who’s making a name for herself in the art world by turning her natural talents into a career. This young ambitious entrepreneur goes by the name Sand One. You probably seen her colorful vibrant huge murals on Fairfax Blvd in LA, Atlanta, Miami, Mexico City, Puerto Rico & many more prime locations across the globe.
Melrose And Fairfax
Friday July 1,2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Meet Sand One, An Artist Making Her Mark in LA’s Male-Dominated Street Art SceneBY Eva Recinos | PUBLISHED: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
You’re rounding the corner of the street when suddenly a pair of large eyes with huge, curling eyelashes catch your attention. You stand face to face with the painting, all bright color and cutesy sass, her eyes meeting yours.
This might look on first glance like a girl straight out of a cartoon, but that character – and similar ones – actually takes inspiration from real women in Los Angeles, brought to life through the spray paint flair and nonstop energy of artist Sand One. A Mexican and Guatemalan East LA native, the artist also comes off as very real; even while perched on a stool at a Starbucks on a weekday afternoon, her legs shake with artistic anxiety as she excitedly explains her characters. She wakes up each morning itching for a wall to paint on, following a dream she only started realizing four years ago.
The Daily Bulletin newspaper
Artist finishes second mural in Pomona Art Walk
Monica Rodriguez, Staff WriterInland Valley Daily Bulletin
POMONA - The woman who callers herself Sand One had heard about the Pomona Art Walk for some time but it wasn't until recently that she came out to see what it's like.
Once she started exploring the galleries and businesses in the Arts Colony and Antique Row, "I got a real cool feel about it," Sand One said.
It was while exploring the area that the desire to work in Pomona grew.
Now Pomona has two of her murals.
UPDATED: Fuck the Buff, Love Bow Ties: Sand One Updates
This is probably old news to you graffheads or DTLA regulars, but Sand’s mural installation (on 3rd & Main) was buffed shortly after it was completed in late February. Although Sand had permission from the property owner to paint the mural, according to Sand, the Sheriff’s Department said it was “offensive to the community.”
But we don’t understand how the artwork was “offensive to the community” because it was, in actuality, a community-based project.
Sand One and Vyal One Paint a Downtown Mural That Gets Buffed Within a Week
This week in print, Tony Cella and Simone Wilson look at L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's war on public murals and the moratorium that has left many artists seeing their sanctioned work get buffed almost before the paint has even had time to dry.
Two such artists are Sand One and Vyal One, who recently painted a mural on a downtown restaurant with the owner's permission. It lasted less than a week. Good thing Nanette Gonzales was there to document its creation.
The art world sees a vibrant movement. Metro's cops see jail fodder.
Sand, who adores the word "chola" and says it is part of her culture, is furious. "When I say the word 'chola,' it's not negative," she says. "It's so Latin girls can relate to what I paint. What I'm showing is that if you come from a low-income, gangbanging area, like me, you can break out of that."Her trademark characters — sexy cartoon girls with giant, feathery eyelashes — are among the cutesier outdoor artworks dotting the L.A. area. But since last year, Sand, who's in her early 20s, has seen five of her murals, all painted with permission from a building owner, destroyed by officials in downtown Los Angeles and in East L.A."It's, like, 'Dude, I just painted a mural with a girl eating a cupcake. You're really going to send your squad every single morning to bother the owners and harass them to erase the wall?" she says.
LAist Interview: Sand One, Street Artist
By in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 14, 2011 10:40 AM
At 19 years old, Sand One has put her art up all over the city, from walls in East L.A. to galleries in Hollywood. She's at the forefront of a small but growing group of young female street artists who are breaking down expectations about what has long been considered a male-dominated field.
A self-described "little five-foot girl in heels," Sand is blazing this particular trail with style and humor, in addition to a healthy dose of chutzpah. She chatted with us about her work, her goals and why we shouldn't call what she does graffiti.
Sand One’s Trials and Tribulations ~ La Brea at San Vicente
The wall above was completed by Sand One a couple of months ago. Even in a city as diverse and vibrant as this one, how many young Mexican-American women are painting large murals all over L.A.? The number is shockingly low in a city bursting with young female artistic talent. You may not be a fan of Sand’s art but you can’t even begin to question her dedication and hustle. Here Sand personally relates the difficulties she faced in creating this mural, far into the city’s West Side.
PAINTING TACO TRUCKS FOR FOOD: ASCENDANT L.A. GIRL SAND ONE
NISHAT KURWA ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23RD
East L.A.-based artist Sand One is only 19 years old, but her star is fast rising, both among eminent street writer colleagues and within established high art circles. (She participated in Art Basel Miami last fall). Her “hugemongous,” coquettish “Sand Girls” are popping up on walls and trucks around Los Angeles, often solicited by the owners of those canvases. The eye-popping cartoon characters are borne of hunger; they represent tough women struggling with poverty, as well as Sand One’s own artistic ambitions as a Latina from the hood. As you’ll read in our interview below, the artist is an ebullient mix of fearless, youthful firebrand and thoughtful, fast-maturing chronicler of a changing L.A. Some of her voluptuous, feathery-lashed strivers appear in the slideshow below, and you can find others here.
FEATURED INTERVIEW WITH L.A ARTIST SAND
Los Angeles based street artist "SAND ONER" has blessed us with everything from walls, clothing, trucks, to food stands, from L.A. to the MIA, with her colorful and stylized "CHOLAS."
Now Ihlet gets blessed as we sit down and talk with the confident and talented artist about L.A., her artwork, and the confident youn women of today. Enjoy!
5 L.A. Women Street Artists You Should Know
By Emily Colucci
Born in the rough neighborhood of East LA, Sand One’s murals throughout Los Angeles depict fun cartoon-like characters with enormous eyes and lush eyelashes, named “Sand Chikz.” Mexican and Guatemalan, Sand One is heavily inspired by Chicano culture. Celebrating LA women who have their own unique and unapologetic sense of style in her murals, Sand One seeks to empower women and breakdown cultural stereotypes as she paints women from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds from Latina to Middle Eastern and Russian.
LA's Youngest Female Street Artist brought to you by Elaina Soto
Since I consider myself an artist first and because it's my thing I'd like to kick off my Pinup Girl Style by highlighting a talented female artist.
I introduce to you LA's youngest female street artist [SandOner]. If you're from the LA area and you haven't heard her name, chances are you've seen her work. And if you haven't seen her work then you gotta open your eyes to the beauty of LA's urban street art.
Sand One Featured in the L.A Taco Book
L.A. Taco 2011 Book
We've created a book with the best pictures, artwork, articles, and events that we covered in 2011 and combined it with unique entries from our favorite artists and photographers. This book is destined to become a rare collector's item and features 120 pages with over 200 images of art including work by Sand One
Sand One Featured in the sTAY uP! lOS anGELES sTREET aRT bOOK
Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art is an investigation of the global phenomenon of street art. Told from the perspective of artists working in Los Angeles, it offers a new vantage point for understanding an art form that is widely popular yet has been the subject of speculation and much uncertainty.
Questions whether street art is the next major art movement or if it a simply a trend and the differences between graffiti and street art are explored. A number of counterintuitive themes plague street art but that does not stop the excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this engaging and exciting art form.
SAND ONE- FEMALE GRAFFITI ARTIST PAINTS L.A
06/07/12 By Melissa
Somewhere in downtown LA, around the corner from the american cement building, there is a park with a lovely fountain and a man made lake. But don’t be fooled by its beauty. There is all kind of mysterious things happening around here. Sand One is all about girl power. When I arrived she already had a female crew.Cynthia Erickson from Fatcap.com and Ashley Hammen, segment producer of Ultimate Surprises @yahoo.
Miami New Times Blog
Sand One Paints Miami Cute
By Amanda Mc Corquodale Thu., Sep. 16 2010
When we compiled a list of ladies appearing in Miami's graffiti ("Whores to Shrews: A Guide to Graffiti's Female Archetypes)," we assumed that all that T&A was painted by dudes. We were wrong. We recently spoke with the artist of our Bimbo and Hooker with a Heart of Gold picks, an 18-year-old Latina from Los Angeles. Her name is Sand One, and she comes into town pre-Basel to find walls to paint in the hopes of spreading her brand.
We talk to L.A. street artist Sand One about girls, art, and more girls.
By: Kimberly Wang
When we talked to Los Angeles-based artist Sand One, she’d just lost a trusty old ladder which she’d used to paint all of her larger-than-life murals which decorate walls stretching from San Francisco’s Tenderloin down to Mexico City. The ladder was left behind by an ex-boyfriend who had once ridiculed the 23-year-old’s dream of being an artist, and the irony is not lost on her that the unintended gift has taken her to great heights. “I’m very short, but I paint very big,” she says.
Las Jefas by MITU TV
june 13 2016
A mini documentary done by MITU Network about Sands Factory, her team and life story. Filmed In 2021
San Diego Reader
On January 5, Sand One pulled into an undisclosed Tijuana strip mall where a questionable "doll" is depicted on an eyelash extension salon's signage. She activated her phone's camera, then zoomed into the doll's larger than life pupils and exaggerated eyelashes.
"Who the f-ck do you think this is?" she asks her 224,000 Instagram followers, then scoffs and knocks her head. "I'm so mad ..... how do we sue someone in Mexico?"
By 19 years old, street artist Sand One had put her art up all over the city walls of East Los Angeles. Today she is at the forefront of a small but growing group of young female artists who are breaking down expectations about what has long been considered a male-dominated field. SandOne is blazing this particular trail with style and humor, in addition to a healthy dose of attitude. And we got her telling us about what makes dope graffiti art. Season 12 | Episode 23