Associate Professor of Art
Painting / MFA Program
Sabrina earned her BA in visual arts from Columbia University and her MFA in painting and printmaking from the Yale School of Art. Before teaching at WCSU, she taught art courses at UCONN, Whittier College, and Connecticut College. Her current research involves a four-year cross-cultural project where she travels to Alagoas and the Amazon in Brazil and studies the relationship indigenous tribes have with art. She is a part of this collaborative project with professors from other institutions to study protocols on art, positive emotion, neuroscience, and its effect on wellbeing. Her own artwork focuses on narrative, utilizing storytelling, memory, cultural commentary, and humor. As the daughter of a Cuban exile, her paintings are filled with stories of her family’s experience during the Cuban Revolution. She has had solo and group exhibitions in NYC as well as in other cities throughout the country. Sabrina has been an artist in residence at The Trelex Residency in Switzerland, The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Italy, and The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut. She was selected for the Radius Program at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, and recently received a Painting Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission of the Arts. At WCSU, she teaches various courses in undergraduate painting, is a graduate critic in the MFA program, and is the director of the Kathwari Honors program.