Deirdre Saunder

Saunder is a highly respected Washington, DC area based artist known for both her paintings and her public art. Her installations, including the “Hopscotch Bridge” behind Union Station, the Glenmont Metro, and the Silver Spring fountain, have won numerous awards and received international acclaim. Saunder has exhibited extensively and her work can be seen in many collections including the World Bank, the Washington Convention Center, Oxford University and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

Saunder was born in Zimbabwe and received her MFA from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, her B.F.A and Higher Degree in Education from the University of Cape Town, and was a Resident Scholar and Knox Fellow at Harvard University. She has been featured in numerous publications including Washingtonian Magazine’s “People to Watch,” the Washington Post, the City Paper, and the Gazette. She currently teaches at the Maret School in Washington, DC, and at the Art League School in Alexandria, VA.