Sandra James Constantine was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She received her degree in fine arts from American University in Washington, DC. After moving to New York City, Constantine pursued work in the field of photography. She later chose to transfer her creative energies to the luxury fashion industry, which resulted in a high-profile career beginning at Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel. Her career led her to be one of the founding merchants of the women’s store at Barney’s New York.
Additionally, she held executive positions at Banana Republic and Polo Ralph Lauren, prior to entering the entrepreneurial world where she designed and marketed Sam Little, a children’s sweater line. She then returned to corporate America as Vice President of Merchandising for Coach, Inc. In 2012 she made the choice to devote herself full time to the creation of art.
Currently, she focuses on mixed media, combing the disciplines of watercolor painting, printmaking and photography. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the 92nd Street Y and the National Academy School. She had a solo show in the summer of 2014 at Paper Trail in Rhinebeck, New York. She just completed a limited addition print, which will be featured in a portfolio for the National Academy School. Her work can also be viewed at Balsamo Antiques and Interior Design. Constantine currently lives and works in New York City.