a former dancer, graduated with an MFA from Columbia University in 1975. Known for her interactive sculptures, Brandt draws upon her dancing experiences - particularly the sense of space and equilibrium - to create her artworks. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States, England, Italy, Holland and Mexico. Her one-person shows include exhibitions at the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; Atelier Scuderi, Florence, Italy; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, among many others. Brandt has works in several private and public collections including the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and public spaces such as the Sacred Heart University, the Staten Island Children's Museum, Long Island University, and the Ward's Island Sculpture Garden. A 40-year Riverdale resident, she has received such honors as a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment Fellowship, the Betty Brazil Memorial Award, and the BRIO Award for Excellence in the Arts.