Sandro Chia is an Italian painter and sculptor. Born in Florence, in his thirties he became a key member of the Italian Transavanguardia movement, along with other young artists such as Francesco Clemente, Mimmo Paladino, Nicola De Maria, and Enzo Cucchi. The movement was at its peak during the 1980s and was part of a wider movement of neoexpressionist painters around the world.
He lived in Rome for ten years and in New York more than twenty years. He has extensively exhibited in Italy and abroad and his works belong to some of the most prestigious museums in the world: the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the MoMA in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Museum of Art in Kochi (Japan), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), the Kunsthalle Bielefeld (Germany), the Marx Collection in Berlin, and many others.