Sophia Sanchez is a mixed media artist born and raised in the city of Albuquerque. The materials that she uses creates a foundation of duality in each piece. While using text and figures in her work, instills a balance of familiarity and confusion. Sophia received a BFA from the University of New Mexico, and has exhibited her work in various Galleries and local restaurants around Albuquerque.
Sophia's Artist Statement:
My art is a physical outlet for me to explore and process my everyday pleasures and frustrations. Through the materials, imagery and text that I use, I assemble a childlike nostalgia aroused with my adult experiences/memory. I focus on these themes because for myself they create a balance of humor/light heartedness and sincerity.
Why Sophia participated in ABQ Up With Paint:
I wanted my art to be a part of a large collection of local artists.
About the Limited Edition prints:
We Are This City 100 year archival prints are printed on 310gsm Sunset Textured Fine Art Paper which is a natural-white art paper with a textured print surface that can add a more painterly look to photographic prints and art reproductions.
About the Unlimited Edition prints:
100# acid-free, smooth, matte cover stock.