Sandrine Arons

Sandrine is a French/American visual artist currently living in Marseille, France.  Her photography is a reflection on identity, originating from her graduate studies on autobiographical writings for her degrees in Psychology and French Literature.

She has always had a deep interest in all types of personal expression as a way of self-reflection. Before writing her dissertation on 20th century French writers, she wrote her Master’s thesis on journal writing and self-growth for her degree in Humanistic Psychology. She also has a Master in Fine Arts in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design where her thesis work focused on her personal experience of being multicultural and the visual representation of that inner landscape.

Her focus in all disciplines has been on identity, self-knowledge and self-understanding with a particular interest on identity fragmentation as regards gender and multiculturalism and how these issues are manifested and confronted in autobiography. The photographs from her different seriesare personal explorations of her experiences of multiculturalism, motherhood and womanhood.


Sandrine Arons / CV


2016                  MFA. Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design

2009                  M.A. French Languages and Literature, Univ. of Pittsburgh          

1997                  M.A.  Psychology,  University of West Georgia

1995                  B.A. French and Psychology, University of West Georgia

Recent Employment

  • 2019-present- Exhibition Chair, Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia.
  • 2016-2018 – Perimeter College at Georgia State University. (French Instructor)



Rencontres photographiques de Cassis, Cassis, France

One Earth/One Chance, Georgia State University, Perimeter Campus, Clarkston, GA.


What About Us?, APG Photo Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Choice, APG Photo Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Perspectives: Cornerstone Bank Gallery, Decatur, GA.

Human Trafficking: The Battle Continues, Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta


Surfaces, LoosenArt Int’l Group Exhibition, Millepiani Exhibition Space, Rome, Italy.

UPA Group Exhibition, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa.

Tell Me About It, Sycamore Place Gallery, Decatur, GA.

UPA Gallery International Exhibit, Artemesia, Art & Tendències, Barcelona, Spain

Art as Sanctuary, Jim Cherry Media Center, GA. State University/Perimeter College


Walls, Jewish Cultural Center, Chattanooga, TN.

Art of Protest, Sycamore Place Gallery, Decatur, GA.

Our Nature, Jim Cherry Media Center, GA. State University/Perimeter College


46/21:46 Million Slaves-21st Century. Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Revealing the Real, APG Photo Gallery, Atlanta, GA. 


Small Works, APG Photo Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

TULA Open Studios, Tula Art Complex-H2M Studio, Atlanta, GA.

Open Studio 2015, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

MoCA GA, Pin-Up Show, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA.

I Am…, H2M Studio-Tula Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.

Mark, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA. 

SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition, Univ.  of Central Florida Gallery, Orlando, FL. 

SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans 

Gathered, MoCA GA. Atlanta, GA. 

APG Pushpin Show, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, GA.


Frontiers: A Multicultural Journey in Photographs, Further Polycontemporary Gallery, Atlanta, GA. (Solo)

YES MA’AM: “21 Days of Giving” Fundraiser, JLE Loft, Atlanta, GA. (Invited)

Open Studio 2014, SCADAtlanta, GA.  

MoCA GA Pin-Up Show, MoCA GA. Atlanta, GA.

Tula Open Studios, Tula Arts Complex, Atlanta, GA.

Juxtapose, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT. 

Fresh Blood 2014, Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA. 

BIG Print Show, (APG) Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, GA. 

LaGrange National XXVIII.,  Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, GA.  

Girl: continued…The Legacy of Francesca Woodman, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA.  (Invited)


Barbara Griffin Selects, (APG) Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, GA. 

Open Studio 2013, SCAD, Atlanta, GA. 

Blue Shoes Collective, Big House Gallery, Atlanta, GA.                                                 

Exposure 2013,  See.Me Gallery, New York.

Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA. 

SCAD Seen Gala 2013, SCAD, Atlanta, GA.  (Invited)                                                      

Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies and Mirages,

PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vt.  

Silver and Ink, Dewberry Gallery, Atlanta, GA.                                                                   

Punctum, Big House Gallery, Atlanta, GA.


Sidewalk Radio, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA.                                                        

Open Studio 2012, SCAD, Atlanta, GA.                                                                             

Fresh Blood, Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA                                                                             

SCAD Seen Gala, Gallery See, SCAD, Atlanta, GA. 

Silver and Ink, Dewberry Gallery, Atlanta, GA.                                                                  

Nature, Undisturbed 2012,

Dogwood Gallery, Tyrone, GA. (Honorable Mention)

DeFine Art 2012, SCAD, Atlanta, GA. (Invited)                                                                                                       


On the Road: Travel Photography, PhotoPlace Gallery online annex  

SHOTS 11, Showcase School of Photography, Atlanta, GA.  (Best of Show)

Open Studio 2011, SCAD, Atlanta, GA. 

Photo Publications


  • CIRCLE Quarterly Art Review, Spring (upcoming)


  • Music Paints My Picture: Integrating Music Composition and Visual Arts, Adriana Janse van Rensburg Ph.D, Dec. 2014
  • Juxtapose (exhibition catalogue), Dark Room Gallery, VT.


  • Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies and Mirages (exhibition catalogue), PhotoPlace Gallery, VT.         


  • SCAN Magazine, Fall Issue                                                                        
  • PDNedu 2012, Spring Issue                                                                      
  • On the Road: Travel Photography (exhibition catalogue), PhotoPlace Gallery, VT


  • Flux 2011: A Night of Art and Experimentation, (ed. Mcmullin, F, Phipps, S.)

Online Presence

UPA Gallery (

Lens Culture (

WCAGA: Art + Activism (

ViewBug (

Dodho Magazine (

Interviews / Blog Posts

WCAGA Interview (2018) (

WCAGA Featured Artist (2016) (

IllegalRealm Interview (2015) (

Awards and Selections

2018   ArtsyShark, Artist Showcase

2016   Summer Selection Award,

2016   Member Selection Award,

2014     Student Scholarship Award, (SPE) Society for Photographic Education

2012     Grand Prize, Travel and Landscape, PDNedu 2012 Contest, Spring Issue

2011     Honorable Mention, Nature Undisturbed, Dogwood Gallery

            Best of Show, Shots 11, Showcase School of Photography

Photography Internships

2014   Atlanta Photography Group

2013   Teaching Internship at SCAD, Documentary Photography I


Zelfttharpie door persoonlijke geschriften – Dagboeken en moires van holocaustslachtoffers in COGISCOPE 0406, Utrecht (Ed. Rianne Hejimans, Tom de Ridder) Stichting Cogis, Utrecht. 2006. (Dutch Translation)

Self-Therapy through Personal Writing: A Study of Holocaust Victim’s Diaries and Memoirs in The Impact of War Trauma on Civilians: An International Perspective, (Ed. Krippner, Stanley).  Greenwood Publishing, 2003.


2013    “Frontiers: Presentation of ongoing thesis work”, Grad Salon Invited Speaker, SCAD Atlanta. 

2007   Losing Weight/Losing Self”, International Conference on Human Science Research, Rovereto, Italy. June.

2003   “Heuristic Research”, Invited Speaker for Qualitative Research Course, University of West Georgia.

2002   “The Structure of the Father-Daughter Relationship: A Qualitative Study”, International Conference on Human Science Research, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. June.

2001   “The Future of the Present in Holocaust Writing”, International Conference on Human Science Research, Tokyo, Japan. August.

2001   “Out of the Shadows: Restorations of Self through Holocaust Diaries and Memoirs”, French and Italian Graduate Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, PA. March.

1998   “Journal Writings as a Method for Self-Growth and Understanding”, International Conference on Human Science Research, Sitka, Alaska. June.

Teaching Positions

  • 2016-2018   Perimeter College at Georgia State University.
  • 2004-2007   Université de Paris X-Nanterre, France.
  • 1999-2003   University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Grants, Scholarships and Service


Multicultural Scholarship

Academic Scholarship


Graduate Student Representative, Dept. of French and Italian


Travel Grant, Graduate Student Organization

Travel Grant, Center for West European Studies

Travel Grant, Center for Jewish Studies


Tuition Scholarship, Center for West European Studies


Provost Development Fund Research Grant


Teaching Fellowship, Dept. of French and Italian


ENGLISH: Native Fluency

FRENCH: Native Fluency

SPANISH: Intermediate

ITALIAN: Reading Knowledge