As an artist, Sondra Wiskari has a passion for all kinds of creative endeavors. Endlessly curious, she enjoys learning and applying new technologies in a number of disciplines, resulting in the ability to adapt design to the process at hand. Surface design - including drawing, painting, and print-making - is her métier, but her passion for learning new processes has resulted in diverse projects including apparel, die-cut metal, and jewelry.
Born to an artist/designer mother and a journalist/poet father – both of whom were musicians as well - the arts gene is definitively part of her DNA. Immersed and encouraged in all the creative arts from her earliest years, she studied fine art and music, earning a BFA with minor studies in Art History from CUNY. Falling into couture on 7th Avenue, Wiskari utilized her love of knitwear and textile creation to aid in realizing the designs of Patricia Pastor and Marc Jacobs. As the lead designer, researcher, and design coordinator for The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, Wiskari created bi-annual textile and accessory lines reflecting the eclecticism of the institution.
Recently establishing WiskariStudios, she often works together with the artists in her family - husband photographer & sculptor Robert Lukowski, and sister artist Dawn Wiskari - in creative collaboration. Among other pursuits, she continues to design museum product, and is currently in the studio working on a series of brush pen drawings for exhibition, as well as a line of nature-inspired scarves.