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FEATURED AND REVIEWED IN NUMEROUS PUBLICATIONS:

The Straits Times (SG), (US), New England HOME (US), Tufts Magazine (US), Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College (US), The Gallery at Mount Ida College (US), Brush Gallery (US), University Art Gallery at University Massachusetts of Dartmouth (US), The Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts (US), Institute for Asian American Studies at University of Massachusetts (US), Boston Magazine (US), the Boston Globe Magazine (US), artscope Magazine (US), Cape Cod Times (US), Museum School Alumni News (US), ArtSake of Massachusetts Cultural Council (US), Big, Red and Shiny (US), Boston Globe (US), Malden Observer (US), MaldenMuse (US), The Middlesex BEAT arts magazine (US), Making the Art Seen (US), The World Journal (US), Intersection Magazine (UK/US), Penang Palette (MY), The Blue Lotus Magazine (MY), Lot Ten Center (MY), Malaysian Institute of Art (MY), Pay Fong Art Gallery (MY), artMalaysia Magazine (MY), SENIKINI of the National Visual Arts Gallery (MY), The Malaysia National Visual Arts Gallery (MY), Correspondences (MY), Dusun (MY), The Star Magazine (MY), New Straits Time (MY), Prestige Magazine (MY), Oriental Arts Research Center at Malaysian Institute of Art (MY), Malaysian Institute of Art Alumni Association (MY), The Taiwan National Museum of Art (TW, R.O.C), and many more.  

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES

ART IS ALL AROUND MARINA ONE - Green heart in Marina One has close to 400 plant species, The Straits Time, Singapore, Lifestyle section, Jan 26th, 2018.

James McCown, Industrial Chic, New England Home Magazine, Boston, MA, USA, Pg 98-107, Jan-Feb 2018, Volume 13, Issue 3

Tessa Moldan, Binding An Artscape: Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur, OCULA, Hong Kong, Jan 8, 2018

OOI KOK CHUEN, ALMA MATER TO MASTER ARTISTS, Penang Palette, Penang Monthly, Nov 2017 Issue, Penang, Malaysia

OOI KOK CHUEN, MALAYSIAN DREAMS - THE FIRST 50 YEARS, Journey 50 MIA Alumni Art Exhibition 2017 Catalog, Oct 2017

Lakshmi Sekhar, Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur, The Edge Financial Daily, Singapore/Malaysia, Dec 4, 2017

Cecilia Chow, M+S redefines work-live-play, Edgeprop, Singapore, Aug 24, 2017

TUFTS MAGAZINE, Connect-Keeping Up with the Community, Class 1997, Tufts University, Medford, MA, Page 73, Fall 2016

Bridget Hallinan, Must-See Art Guide: Boston, artnet, Jul 21, 2016

Cate McQuaid, A Place Where Linearity and Loveliness Meet, The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, USA, Jul 14, 2016

Meaghan Richter, Mysticism in Simplicity, Artscope Magazine, Boston, MA, USA, Jul 6, 2016

BANKERS & TRADESMAN, Multifamily Developers, Art Patrons, Searching for Identity, Complexes Add Local Works, by Steve Adams, May 2, 2016

Nine Commissioned Artworks Celebrate M+S Legacy, Art Series, City Pulse, M+S, a company owned by Khazanah National and Temasek, Newsletter Jan 2016, Issue 01, Singapore

Dinesh Kumar Maganathan, Art that lays it on the line, quite literally, Star2.com, The Star online, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov 26, 2015

Deepika Shetty, Artworks that Bind, The Straits Times, Singapore, Sept 6, 2014

Marni Elyse Katz, Design Diary: Leather District Loft by Michael Ferzoco, StyleCarrot, Jun 10, 2014 

Passage: Paul Ecke, Laura Gurton and Sand T. Kalloch, ArtWeek.LA, Preview Section, Vol. 153 Apr 7, 2014 Issue

Featured in LUXE. interior design quarterly magazine, Los Angeles, Spring issue, Apr 12, 2014 

Matheson, Christie, Cool Changes, The Boston Globe Magazine, Feb 2, 2014, Page 38 

Tracy, Cole, Artscoped!: Revisiting Sand T Kalloch, artscope blog, artscope magazine, Dec 2nd, 2013 

Goslow, Brian, Cornered: Sand T Kalloch, artscope magazine, Vol. 7, No. 6, Jan/Feb 2013 Issue, p. 7

Arts.com.my, Malacca-born Sand T Kalloch Opens Solo Show at OK Harris of New York, KL, Malaysia, Oct 11, 2012

Malden Observer, Local Artist Opens Exhibit in NYC, Malden Observer, Malden, MA, Sept 16, 2012

Dick, Marcia, Malden's Sand T exhibits in Wellfleet, Boston Globe, MA, Sept 7, 2012

Van Der Wende, Andre, Smart Art: Kalloch's 'Stillness in Motion' evokes sense of calm, Cape Cod Times, Sept 6, 2012

Tand, ChaiLi, Sand T Kalloch Participates in Visions 8 Exhibition, The World Journal, Boston, MA, Aug 18, 2012

Thibeault, Melanie, 8 Women- 8 Visons- 1 Exhibit, the Sun Chronicle, Attleboro, North Attleboro, MA, Aug 16, 2012

Chou, Chutze,, Malden Artist Sand T Kalloch Art Exhibit in Canada (in Chinese), Sing Tao Daily, MA, Jul 27, 2012

Boulay, Janette, Eight artists to share their 'Visions' in August, The Sun Chronicle, North Attleboro, MA, Jul 10, 2012

Malden Observer, Malden Artist displays new work in Vancouver, Malden Observer, Malden, MA, Aug 5, 2012

Van der Wende, Andre, Down On The Farm, artscope Magazine, MA, Jul/Aug 2012 Issue, p.20-21

Marcia Dick, Sand T celebrates her first Fourth as a US citizen, Boston Globe, MA, Jul 04, 2012

Chou, Chutze, Naturalization in Boston for 1,665 new citizens, (in Chinese) Sing Tao Daily, MA, Jun 30, 2012

Ooi, Kok Chuen, Of Women Artists and Their Art, Penang Palette Column, Penang Monthly, Penang, Malaysia, Apr 20, 2012

Liaw, Nikki, SAND T KALLOCH, ArtMALAYSIA Magazine, KL, MALAYSIA, Feb/Mar 2012, Issue 17, p. 68-74

LEGER,D-RAY, Exquisite’ exhibit is just that, The Torch, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA, Mar 3, 2011

Forman, Roanna, ROANNA FORMAN ON SAND T : Like symbols in a private alphabet, Sand T feels the pieces comment on time., artscope Magazine's 5th Anniversary Issue, Boston, MA, Mar/Apr, 2011, p. 46

artscope Magazine's 5th Anniversary Issue. Cover, Mar/Apr, 2011

Bradley, Martin, Sand T, Minimalist Artist, Dusun, MALAYSIA, Jun/Jul 2011, Premier Issue, p.14-21

LIGHT + GRAVITY exhibit, the Boston Globe, the Critic's Pick, G Section, MA, Jan 6, 2011

Shinn, Phebe, Cold Hands, Warm Art, University City Review, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 15, 2010

Bradley, Martin, Meditative Minimalist ? Correspondences, KL, MALAYSIA, Apr 20, 2010

Roy, Alix, Malden's Sand T is people's choice, Boston Globe North, Boston, MA, Mar 2, 2010

Miller, Natalie, In honor of the best: Malden artist takes home a New England Art Award, Malden Observer, Feb 25, 2010

Almy Testa, Jocelyn, Sand T's Art and Activism: The Correlation Between Sand T's Personal And Activist Work, MAKING THE ART SEEN, Malden, MA, Feb 22, 2010

Boston Globe, Malden's Sand T wins New England Art Award, Boston, MA, Feb 11, 2010

ArtSake of Massachusetts Cultural Council, Sand T Kalloch Shines Brightly, Boston, MA, Feb 11, 2010

Ooi, Kok Chuen, A palette-ble feast, The Star, KL, MALAYSIA, Jan 3, 2010

Wuff, June, Tempt Me Not, Boston Globe, MA, Jun 15, 2009

The National Art Gallery MALAYSIA, RE-COVER ARTIST: SAND T - Structure and Chaos, SENIKINI Magazine #03, Kl, MALAYSIA, May 2009, p. 10-11, p. 29-30

Goslow, Brian, Touch Me Not, Capsule Previews, artscope Magazine, Boston, MA, May/Jun 2009 Issue, p. 57-58

The Boston Globe, Malden artist Sand T debuts "TOUCH ME NOT", Boston Globe North, MA, Jun 2, 2009

Lin, RouWen, LAYERS OF INTRIGUE, The Star Magazine, KL, MALAYSIA, Mar 29, 2009

Scannell, Caroline, Visual experience on display at Student Union, The Mass. Daily Collegian, Amherst, MA, Mar 31, 2009

Glidden, Debra, Malden artist Sand T's work on display now at LynnArts, the Daily Item, Lynn, MA, Jan 1, 2009

Malden Observer, The Year in Review: Change, resilience are the hallmarks of 2008, Malden, MA, Dec 24, 2008

Liu, Xin, Sand T's dream-inspired artworks, (in Chinese) the Epoch Times, Boston, MA, Nov 26, 2008

Goldstein, Meredith, Dear Diary, The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, Nov 20, 2008

The Boston Globe, Up-Close and Personal, People and Places, Globe North Section, In Local Galleries, Boston, Nov 16, 2008

Mantone Linehan, Amanda, Shifting Sand, Malden Observer, Malden, MA, Aug 4, 2008, front page and p. 4

Forman, Roanna, GALLERY SPOTLIGHT: artSPACE@16, artscope Magazine, Boston, MA, Jan/Feb 2008 issue, P. 27

Boston Sunday Globe, Sand T negotiating the irrationalities, Boston, MA, Oct 21, 2007

Lee, ChinWen, Double Happiness: Sand T honored a YMCA Tribute to Women Award, ArtSPACE@16 nominated for Best Art

An honoree of The Malden YWCA Tribute to Women Award, YWCA, Malden, MA, June 2007

Valdivia, Noelle, Garage, Inc., Intersection Magazine, United Kingdom and The United States, Mar 2007 issue, p.116 + 117

Prestige Magazine, Four Maldonians – Four Compositions, Prestige Magazine, KL, Malaysia, Feb 2007 Issue, p. 26

Mantone, Amanda, artSPACE@night, The Malden Observer, Malden, MA, Jan 26, 2007, p.17 full page

Kiely, Jim, Crossing Boundaries, The Middlesex BEAT Arts Magazine, MA, Oct 2006 Issue, p. 25

Kathleen Bitetti < An interview with a true Citizen Artist: Sand T > The Creative Alliance Column, Big, Red and Shiny online Arts Journal, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - Apr 2, 2006

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

JOURNEY 50, MIA ALUMNI ART EXHIBITION 2017, Malaysia Institute of Art Alumni Association, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pg138 - 139, Sept 2017

LEGACY AND BEYOND, MIA 50th Anniversary Celebration 1967-2017, Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

DANFORTH ART ANNUAL: 2016 JURIED EXHIBITION, Danforth Art Museum\School, Framingham, MA. Page 36-37, Jun 2016

STUDIO VISIT juried by Mary M. Tinti, PH.D., Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA; Winter 2015 edition of Studio Visit Magazine, The Open Studio Press, Boston, MA, Volume Thirty-One, Page 91, Mar 2016

45 YEARS AT OK HARRIS, a limited-edition publication produced and published by artist Ron Weis and Randem Press, New York, with essays by sculptor Marilynn Karp and gallery manager Suzanne Kreps, Page 44 and Page 111, Jan 16, 2016

SURFACE TENSION: Susan Heideman + Sand T Kalloch, Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA, Oct 2013

CONTINUITY - MIA Alumni Art Creations, Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept 2013

EXPONENTIAL: 4 Artists Explore Infinity, The Gallery at Mount Ida College, Newton, MA, Jan/Mar 2013

Pay Fong Art Gallery 2012 Invitation Art Show, Pay Fong High School Alumni Association, Melaka, Malaysia, Aug 2012

MASSACHUSETTS ARTISTS 2011: Contemporary Art, Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA, Mar/Apr 2011

25 Artists Who have Captured Our Imagination 2011, Artscope Magazine Fifth Anniversary, On the Cover, Mar/Apr 2011

EXQUISITE, Work by SARAH BLISS, ALLISON PASCHKE and SAND T Curated by Lasse B. Antonsen, University Art Gallery, University Massachusetts of Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA, 2011

HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS, Children’s Hospital Boston, MA, 2009

BIRDHOUSES AND OTHER FLIGHTS OF FANCY, Shelter, Inc., Cambridge, MA, 2002

SAND T Antithesis Series, Museum School Alumni News, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Volume XXVIII Winter 2002

The National Visual Arts Gallery 2002 Open Juried Art Exhibit, The National Visual Arts Gallery, KL, Malaysia, 2002

HERE & NOW: CONTEMPORARY Asian American ARTISTS IN New England By MAYA SHINOHARA, Institute for Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA, 2001

IMAGES OF HOME, Shelter, Inc., Cambridge, MA, 2001

CRE-ASIAN: A PAN ASIAN ART FESTIVAL, OUT OF BOUNDS: Work by Artists with Ties to Asia, The Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, 2001

MALAYSIAN YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES, Lot Ten Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1992

NATIONAL ART GALLERY 1989 ANNUAL OPEN SHOW, The National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1989

The 2nd Exhibition of the Federation of the Asian Art Association, Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, ROC, 1989

The 1st Exhibition of the Federation of the Asian Art Exhibition Organized By the Art Association In Asia, Oriental Arts Research Center, Malaysian Institute of Art, 1988

THE YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES ART EXHIBITION, The National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1988

OUR INNER WORLD - FOUR PERSONS SHOW, Malaysian Institute of Arts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1988

NATIONAL ART GALLERY 1988 ANNUAL OPEN SHOW, The National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1988

MALAYSIAN ART '57 - '87, The National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1987

 

 

SELECTED QUOTES

"The carefully controlled, polished surfaces of Sand T Kalloch’s mixed media work beckon us into an amorphous space of color, lines and light. She is concerned with repetition and geometric, reductive abstraction. Tension is introduced as she plays the line between space and surface, energy and restfulness. Her sensuous colors, thick or thin lines and illusionary droplets confuse the viewers’ perspective. She likens her deliberate process to composing music, setting up resonances. The work’s dense glossy surfaces, rather than stopping us, invite close study, confusing us with the "space" that is portrayed."

-Bridget Lynch, Interim Director Trustman Art Gallery, Department of Art and Music, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. June 2013

 

"8 VISIONS :: SAND T KALLOCH - The words fresh, pure, clean luminous, pristine, sophisticated, modern, disciplined and colorful all rush into my head upon viweing this work. Viewing a single piece is pleasing, but seeing works in a series in much more engaging, enveloping and exciting. The artist seems to attain her goal ("... to utilize the basic elements of visual language... to create maximum visual impact.") in every single piece."

- Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, USA. August, 2012.

 

“Sand’s work appears grid-like and systematic, yet each work is so individual. As clean and sharp as the art objects appear, there is a very emotional quality to them, as one can literally see their reflection in the work and also lose oneself in it. The work invokes investigation from different views and angles. It makes your senses react, you wonder if you hear the air bubbles moving, breathing. The layers of graphite lines and the “bubbles” (resin droplets) add different layers and levels of complexity to each piece.”

- Susie Nielsen, director of farm PROJECT SPACE + GALLERY in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA. September 2012

 

"New works by SAND T are mysterious in nature. They speak of layers; layers of intimacy, layers of the subconscious; veils lifted and put into place concurrently. There is a privacy in the surface, yet also a beckoning. The artist invites the viewer to explore his/her own inner world; the surface creates multiple dimensions of past, present and future. This energetic surface reminds one of one's place in the present, evaporating the reverie of exploration. "

- Marjorie Kaye, Director, Caladan Gallery, May 2011

 

"Sand T employs an array of bold colors with extremely fine graphite lines and smooth resin layers to create a sophisticated and ultra minimal aesthetic in her art. Her interplay of these lines, layers of resin, and intentionally placed resin droplets creates a wonderful three-dimensional effect that is very enticing to the eye. Her precision and control of a highly difficult medium brings to the viewer her sensibilities in the exploration of the concepts of time and the meditative energies of controlled motion in non-objective imagery."

- Jennifer Kostuik, Director, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada, January 2011

 

"The saturation of color is the purest form of visual joy in works by Solo Exhibition Award Winner Sand T (Malden, MA). One's eyes fill with the essence and vibrating energy of a singular field of color. The subtle drawing and smooth surface push the color forward into the periphery of initial contact. The colors the artist has chosen are those that can be immediately connected to the more energetic, positive emotions. But in this form, she could have chosen blacks, whites, and grays and hinted at it; one edge of line, one shadow, and another emotion is certain to emerge - even with the joyous color. The color remains what affects the instinctual reaction, but working behind this is the composition; together they guide the viewer to an aspect of the piece itself and the inner life of the individual experience."

- Marjorie Kaye, Director, CALADAN GALLERY, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, January 2011

 

"Although Sand T’s paintings appear to utilize a simple language of dots, line, and color, they transcend their simplicity through their illusionistic surface depth and reflective nature. For some, the patterns might allude to the moments when our interior bodily rhythms are acknowledged and heard. The fluctuated spacing between lines and between pooled dots remind one of breathing patterns, blood pumping, and a heartbeat. This makes the most sense when one has been especially hyper-aware of one's own body. During meditation or yoga, the breath becomes all-encompassing, when one is operating on pure fear or adrenaline; we feel our blood pumping through our body. Sand T’s paintings slow us down so that we can listen to the inner rhythms of ourselves and respond to the image in front of us."

- Candice Smith Corby, director of the Cushing-Martin Gallery at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, USA, October 2010

 

"Sand T ‘s work feels quiet and still while at the same time is full of life and movement. The surfaces are pristine and glossy yet each piece is so textural and luminous. The layers of graphite and the bubbles (resin droplets) add different layers and levels of complexity to each piece. The work invokes investigation from different views and angles. It makes your senses react, you wonder if you hear the air bubbles moving, breathing. Sand’s work appears grid-like and systematic, yet each work is so individual. As clean and sharp as the paintings appear there is a very emotional quality to them, as one can literally see their reflection in the work and also lose oneself in it."

- Susie Nielsen, director of farm PROJECT SPACE + GALLERY in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA. June 2010

 

"... Minimalism, in its stillness, transcends the mere mimetic, stripping away the irrelevant, revealing the fundamental and it is these very qualities which are inherent in Sand T’s works, and may go some way into describing the otherwise indescribable qualities of her transcendental, seemingly tranquil, art..."

".. A mind oft used to indulgent fantasies might imagine strains of Miles Davis’ cool jazz, John Cage’s Dream (1948) or Phillip Glass’s Opening (from Glassworks 1981) frozen at a potentially mind-blowing ecstatic moment, solidified music, entrapped in epoxy resin, forever blowing, notes gelling into reality, reincarnated into resin...."

- Excerpts taken from an article "Meditative Minimalist ?" written by Yusuf Martin, Correspondences, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 2010

 

"... Her lines dance forward and backward, through the layers of epoxy, intermingling, relating with each other, like the people who are drawn to Sand for her contagious positive energy. Surface drips magnify and sway these lines, calling on them to come to life, to move, as Sand calls on those around her to move, to come to life and amplify what is...."

- An excerpt taken from an article written by Jocelyn Almy-Testa, gallerist, artist and writer, is the owner of TLGUTS in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA. February 2010

 

"... I love the minimal nature of the work- its simplicity. They feel jewel-like and optimistic to me. The colors are so vibrant, and the different patterns of what look like water beads give them a very modern and clean edge. The term ‘less is more' is an excellent characterization of Sand T's non-objective work. They are solid, yet elegant; formalistic, yet spiritual."

- Kim Tenenbaum, Urban Elements, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, January 2010

 

" ...You might want to tie your hands behind your back when you look at Sand T's new paintings. The Malden artist is a big tease at "Touch Me Not,"her new solo exhibit of glistening, shining surfaces that will tempt you to reach out and touch to see if they're really wet. The show's theme is simplicity, repetition, and structure. And if you're worried that you'll succumb to temptation, find the one painting that you can touch titled "Please Do Touch."

June Wuff, Boston Globe, Massachusetts, USA, June 2009


"... FROZEN in motion and immortalised in time, glistening droplets come to life and dance under lights. But despite their polished brilliance, their beginnings are humble...."

- An excerpt taken from an article written by RouWen Lin, The STAR Magazine Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2009


"...Though a sense of cleanliness and structure dominate the works there is a luminosity and tactile quality about the thick hard resin drops that contributes a juicy texture to the pieces. Though the works rely heavily on geometric forms and vaguely architectural elements, they avoid projecting any kind of rigidity. In fact, the epoxy resin layers have a hard candy-like quality to them, appearing as though they may melt in the viewer’s hands, or dribble down the wall come summertime...."

- An excerpt from an article written by Caroline Scannell, Collegian UMass Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, March 2009

"Amazing in every sense! Its hard for me to find the words (as clichéd as it sounds).  Best way for me to describe it is to call it a sensory experience. I don't know why, but I have a strange attraction to it, the visual aesthetic is strangely magnetic. It comes at you with its sensuous shapes but at the same time draws you in creating a distorted sense of space...from such a small space! It is one of those curious pieces that holds within its grasp the potential to become an iconic piece of art. That, or a perfect opportunity to squeeze some kind of metaphysical meaning or interpretation for those inclined towards the esoteric. Last century, we had Warhol's oddball Campbell Soup to lift an everyday object into an iconic representative 'zeitgeist' of the age, perhaps in this new century, we have a new contender..." 

- Alvin Yang, WA, Australia, March 2008


"... Luminous dried resin drops build patterns that look like individual trapped drops of water. Random irregularities can make the drops look like cellular activity or even malfunctioning of motherboard, in the mostly rectangular grids. Careful timelines filled with playful surprises, they are exciting viewing."    

- An excerpt taken from an article written by Roanna Forman, artscope magazine Jan/Feb 2008 issue

 

"Sand’s latest work (the resin/plexi series) must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Highly polished surfaces after a rain shower is the best way I can describe the superficial treatments of these pieces. Sand has manufactured two varieties of these “water-beaded” panels: deep black and clear-translucent. The black versions are magnetic and serious in their depth while the clear-translucent ones possess an optimistic jewel-like character. It is hard to say which style is more successful; they alternate in importance. The obsidian density rules one day, the sparkling crystal the next. Regardless of this power struggle, they both offer the viewer fascinating visual qualities."

- W.V. Kalloch, Malden, Massachusetts, USA, December 2007