Visual Arts


Fashion Design

Sands is a costume designer for live performance, installation and film. Her work supports the unsettling of dramatic space and the wringing out of shared cultural routines. She collaborates with communities and other artists to investigate peoplehood, connection, and our bodies. Lena’s designs have been seen at venues including the Brooklyn Academy of Music; REDCAT, The Getty Villa, The Skirball Cultural Center, and The Kirk Douglas Theater in Los Angeles; Nairobi’s Alliance Française; and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; as well as in warehouses, a horseback riding ring, and public parks. Lena’s work in film and television has been seen on Amazon Prime, LMVH’s online magazine nowness.com, the Lifetime Chanel, LIVE with Regis and Kelly, REDCAT, The Nantucket Film Festival and LA Women’s International Film Festival. Her work was recently on display at the State Historical Museum in Moscow as part of the exhibition “Innovative Costume of the 21st Century: the next generation.” Lena received a BFA in Theater Design and Production from University of Michigan and her MFA in Design for Performance from California Institute of the Arts.