• Sandra Dyas

    Sandra Dyas

    Lecturer in Art

Biographical Sketch

 Sandra Louise Dyas is a visual artist living in Iowa City. Sandra received her MFA in Intermedia: Performance Art and Video from the University of Iowa in 1998. She is a Lecturer in Art at Cornell College, where she teaches photography, drawing, video and performance art. 

Link to Curriculum Vitae

2021 Vita Sandra Dyas

Bio & Websites

Recent Exhibitions

Online Work - Invitations to Participate

Courses Taught

Photo Imaging

Beginning Photography

Advanced Photography

Experimental Drawing

Intermedia (Performance Art & Video)

Interview on PIVO - Prague Summer Program

Dublin, Ireland Workshop

  • Professor LeAnn Erickson of Temple University invited me to teach a two part workshop on photography to her students this summer in Dublin. It was a summer course on Travel Writing and students used digital cameras and blogging to share their writings.


Grants & Awards

  • Recipient of Iowa Arts Council Project Grant 2018

  • Finalist (alternate candidate) Fulbright in Sofia, Bulgaria 2018
  • Purchase Award, Dubuque Museum of Art 5th Biennial, Juror: Jane Milosch, 2015
  • Finalist, Iowa Arts Council, Women in Agriculture Art Competition 2015
  • 1st Place Award, Dubuque Museum of Art 4th Biennial, Juror: James Welu
  • -Honorable Mention, Rural Impressions, “Tammy, Walker’s Barber Shop, Keokuk, IA”, Juror: Aline Smithson, New York Center for Photographic Art, NYC 2013
  • McConnell Travel Grant, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA 2013
  • Juror’s Honorable Mention, IDentity, Group Show, “Don, The Modern Barber Shop”, Juror: Barbara Tannenbaum, Center for Fine Art Photo, Fort Collins, CO 2013
  • Kickstarter Fundraiser via Social Media, raised nearly $3,500 for new work, 2012