Sandra Bloodworth was born in Charleston, Mississippi, on November 22, 1950. She has a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Mississippi College, a Master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Mississippi, and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Florida State University. She worked as a watercolorist in Jackson, MS, in the 1970’s exhibiting and selling her art, moving to New York in 1980 as a painter.
Bloodworth has been the director of Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Arts & Design Program in New York Center since 1996. Her book Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit, co-written with curator William Ayres, was released in the fall of 2008. She has written two other books on the subject – one in 2013 and one in 2014. She currently lives in Cape May, NJ.