Marta Sanchez


Contact Information

martasanchez1@verizon.net

http://www.artedemarta.com/

Philadelphia, PA

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Painting/Printmaking

Trains

Retablos

Still Life

Works On Paper

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Open Studio, Northeast section, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Cuentos: The Art of Marta Sanchez, Midland College, Midland, TX

Unfolding the life of Blanca Estela, Crawford Center Campus Gallery, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA

Transcendental Train Yards, The Philadelphia Art, Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Marta Sanchez, Priya Gallery, Woodbury, NJ

2012
Arte Bendito/Arte Filantropico, Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA

2003
New Works on Paper, in conjunction with National Council of La Raza 35th Annual Conference, Austin, TX

2002
Transcendental Train Yards/ and Other Stories, From the Heart, St. Joseph University, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Guadalupe Art Center, San Antonio, TX

Transcendental Train Yard: A Narrative Landscape, Pennsylvania State University, Middletown, PA

1997
The Ritualistic Narratives of Marta Sanchez, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

1996
Con Safos/With Soul, The Walt Whitman Cultural Art Center, Camden, NJ

Two-person
2016
Historias/Viajes–A Viva Voz: Works by Marta Sanchez and Lilliana Wilson, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas, Austin, TX

2010
Daniel Brewer and Marta Sanchez: New works on Paper, Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1997
Retablos and Vessels: The Ritualistic Narratives of Marta Sanchez and Susan Donato, Taller Puertorriqueno, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2017
We the Immigrants, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington D.C.

Deep in the Vault of Texas: A Campus Collaboration, LBJ Presidential Library, University of Texas, Austin, TX

2016
Confetti Eggs: Cascarones Por La Vida Art Fund, Creativity for a Cause, Art at the Airport, Philadelphia

Border Crossings: Immigration in Contemporary Prints, La Salle University Art Museum, Philadelphia

2015 - 2020
Pennsylvania Icons, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

2015
Inaugural Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Art and Children’s Program, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Program, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

The McNay Print Fair, Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, TX

2014
Art Basel-Miami, Ruiz-Healy Art, Miami, FL

Gotas Hacen Mares/Raindrops Make Oceans, Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Visual Narratives: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Dialogo 365: Carpe Diem, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2011 - 2015
Chicanaitas, Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection {size doesn’t matter}, U.S. Traveling exhibition
Curated by the Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa Arizona

2011 – 2014
WE ARE YOU, five-year exhibition traveling from New York to Europe, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Arte Tejano: De Campos, Barrios y Fronteras, OSDE Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2010
Suenos: Contemporary Latin American Art, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ

Daniel Brewer and Marta Sanchez: New works on Paper, Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Fusion: American Classics meet Latin American Art, The Biggs Museum Of American Art, Dover, DE

2008 - 2010
Celebration of visual Traditions/New Works of Diverse Pennsylvania Artists, Traveling exhibition, Penn State University, University Park, PA; Jump Street Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA; Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA; Heeschen Gallery, Meadville Council on the Arts, Meadville, PA; African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Vidas Hispanas, Mundos Latinos-Simplicidad y Complejidad (Hispanic Lives, Latin Worlds, -Simple Complexities), Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

Serie Print Project, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX

Memorias: a group exhibition of Latino and Latin American Artists in the Delaware Valley, Artesanos Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Frida and Me - Common Threads, Project Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

CHICANO ART AND SOUL, Cheech Marin Collection, The Muzeo, Anaheim, CA

2007
Moving Culture (all over the map), Euphrat Museum, De Anza College Cupertino, CA

2006
Creative Exchanges, Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ

2001 - 2003
Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, Traveling exhibition featuring the private collection of Cheech Marin, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; Smithsonian Museum of Science and Industry, Washington D.C.; Clear Channel Inc.

Imagenes e Historias/Images and Histories: Chicana Altar-Inspired Art (Traveling exhibition)Traveling exhibition, Tufts University, Medford MA; University of California, Santa Clara, CA; The University of Texas, Lubbock, TX

1999
Altar-Inspired Art (Traveling exhibition), Tufts University, Medford, MA; University of California, Santa Clara, CA; The University of Texas, Lubbock, TX

Portraiture: Not by Definition, Westby Art Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro NJ

1998
A Sense of Self: Contemporary Ethnic Women Artist, The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, PA

La Expression de un Pueblo en Pennsylvania: Artistas Latinos Contemporaneos (The Expressions of People in Pennsylvania), The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA

Not Soon Forgotten: Homage to Paul Robeson, Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational Mural Exhibition

Artist Selection ll, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA
Two part invitational exhibition of six recognized and six new artist of Latin American and Caribbean heritages

1997
Art and Religion: The Many Faces of Faith, multi-ethnic interfaith exhibition, Villanova University Art Gallery, Villanova, PA and The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, PA
Excellence in Painting Award

Latino Art in the Capital, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Juried Exhibition in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Honorable Mention

The Varieties of Religious Experience, The Painted Bride Art Center’s Annual Independent Curator’s Series, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Sid Sachs

Retablos and Vessels: The Ritualistic Narratives of Marta Sanchez and Susan Donato, Taller Puertorriqueno, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Rome Selection: 30 Years of the Tyler School of Art, Temple/ Rome Program, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Ars Botanica: Art and Nature, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2016
"Pains, Trains, and Automobiles, The mechanics of meaning in works by Marta Sánchez and Margarita Cabrera," presented by Dr. Constance Cortez, IUPLR Fifth Biennial Latino Art Now! Conference, Chicago, IL

2015
Transcendental Train yards, Wings Press, San Antonio, TX

2014
Johnson, Tara Lynn, “Collective of Latino Artists Opens Exhibit in Chestnut Hill,” 21st Century Media, October 2014

"Operating Outside the Lines," video documentary about Brandywine Workshop, Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, PA

2012
“On Faith, Dreams, and Art,” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Los Angeles, CA, Fall 2012

Archival file established for the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin, TX

Philadelphia Folklore Project, PFP's artist biography for 2012

2011
Zia Ebrahimi, Sara, "Mt. Airy Artist Receives $15,000 Leeway Transformation Award," <em>MtAiryPatch</em>, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Artwork used for the set of NBC televison series, OutLaws

2008
"Artist Profile: Marta Sanchez, Painter," <em>Uwishunu</em>, February 6, 2008

2007
Interview for Teachers Package for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Education Department

Byron, Jillian, "From San Antonio to Mount Airy with love (and fine art)," Chestnut Hill Local, November 2007

"Marta Sanchez," Hispanic Today, September 2007

2004
Walls, Wuanda, "Marta Sanchez, An Artist’s Journey," Art Matters, Philadelphia, PA, August 2004

2002
Romo, Tere, "Mestiza Aesthetics and Chicana Painterly Visions," Chicano Visions American Painters on the Verge, Bulfinch Press Book, Boston, New York, London

Cortez, Constance, "Aztlan in Tejas: Chicano/Chicana Art from the Third Coast," Chicano Visions American Painters on the Verge, Bulfinch Press Book, Boston, New York, London

Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Artist, Work, Culture and Education, Arizona State University

2000
Quotable Women, Running Press, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Women Artists, 1940 to the Present and Contemporary Latin American Artists: Slide sets produced for educational purposes by Davis Art Slides, Worcester, MA

1998
Roberts, Diana Myers-Bennett, "Hispanic Artist in the Capital," Art Matters, December 1998 - January 1999

Wayne, Rene Lucas, "The Art of Womanhood," Philadelphia Daily News, October 16, 1998

Kravetz, Deborah R., "A Sense of Self: Ethnic Women’s Perspective in Art," Art Matters, November

1997
Mothers, Running Press, Philadelphia, PA

Radio Interview for Art and Religion exhibition, WHYY Radio Times, July

1996
Hartheimer, Judy, "Profile: Marta Sanchez," Germantown Courier, Philadelphia, PA, May 15 (Vol. 62, No. 25)

1995
Warner, David, "Break an Egg," Critic’s Pick, Philadelphia City Paper, April 14-24 (#556)

In The Family, Abington Art Center Exhibition featured by Karen Smyles, CNN Headline News

Pore, Pheralyn, "Family In All Forms is Exhibition’s Subject," Philadelphia Inquirer

Professional Experience

2015 – 2017
Member, Women’s Philanthropy Network, Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2014 - 2017
Democratic Committee member, 21st Ward, Roxborough, PA

2013 - 2017
Education Advisory Committee for Visitenos Program, Taller Puertorriqueno, Philadelphia, PA

2012 - 2017
Brandywine Workshop Local Advisory Committee, Philadelphia, PA

2009 - 2010
Delegate Selection Committee and Regional Leader for Vision 2020 In Equality, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

2005 - 2017
Art Instructor, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

2004 - 2013
Board Member, Inliquid.com

2004 - 2010
Member, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Committee on Education, Philadelphia, PA

2004 - 2010
Member, The Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection Committee, Philadelphia, PA

2004 - 2005
Member, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Committee on Latin American Outreach, Philadelphia, PA

2001 - 2008
Member, Art in City Hall Exhibition Committee, Philadelphia, PA

2000 - 2016
Art Instructor, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, PA

2000 - 2002
Part-time instructor, Tyler School of Art/Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1998 - 2008
Summer Instructor, ARTSTART Program, Tyler School of Art/Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1997 - 2012
Museum teacher, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1997 - 2002
Coordinating assistant of outreach program, Division of Education, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1997 - 2002
Member, Philadelphia Art Alliance Exhibition Committee, Philadelphia, PA

1997 - 2000
Member, Taller Puertorriqueno’s Exhibition Committee, Philadelphia, PA

1997
Coordinator, Latin Artist Forum ‘97: Mapping Creative Energy, the first citywide created by and for Latino artist of all disciplines, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1992 - 2017
Founder and coordinator, Cascarones Por La Vida/Cascarones for Life, an annual fundraiser benefiting children with AIDS and the homeless of Philadelphia

Awards and Honors

2014
Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Transformation Award, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Art and Change Grant, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Window of Opportunity Grant, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

1998 - 1999
Simons Recreation Center Public Art Competition Winner, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Lectures and Talks

2017
Chicana Art & Artists in the Twenty-First Century, Symposium, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

"Poetry on Art: Mariachis and Train Yards in the Southwest," 38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center, Albuquerque, NM

2016
Transcendental Train yards presentation, Gemini Ink Conference, San Antonio, TX

"14th Annual A Viva Voz!," a panel presentation with Marta Sanchez and Liliana Wilson, The Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Moderator: Norma E. Cantu

2015
“Discover Your Inner Philanthropist,” Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

To Mentor is to Educate: The Innate Instincts of Frank Bramblett,” Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2013
“Hispanic Art,” Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Co-presenter, with Norma E. Cantú, “Bridging Art and Literature, an Anzaldúan, Practice,” Panel for The Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Moderator, co curator “Kahlo Today: A Contemporary Artists Panel,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Emily Hage, Lesley Dill, Sarah McEneaney, Janet Kaplan

Keynote speaker, Women’s Studies Institute, University of Texas in San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

2003
Keynote speaker, Latinas Breakfast, National Council of La Raza, 35th Annual Conference, Austin, TX

“Art and Activism,” Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

1999
Presenter, “Weaving the Threads for Quality Care,” Philadelphia Museum of Art DVAEYC & PICC Conference, Philadelphia, PA

1998
Panel discussion, "Ties That Bind," The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Guest lecturer, “Retablo Art,” Pennsylvania State University, Schuylkill Haven, PA

1997
Panel discussion, “Healing Through Culture/ A Level Playing Field,” Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA

Workshops

2008
"Art and Society," a panel and workshop for teachers in the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Panel leader, "Art and Activism," National council of La Raza Conference Austin, TX

1998
Development of a Latino-Inclusive Community Based Curriculum, Latino Cultures Art Education Conference, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Retablo Workshop, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Printmaking sessions for Taller Puertorriqueno’s Youth Artist Program, funded by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Samuel Fels Fund, and the Philadelphia Foundation

Outreach coordinator and teacher, AIDS Street Bilingual Banner Project, funded by All Walks of Life, Philadelphia, PA

1995 - 1998
Teacher of numerous outreach workshops in the Philadelphia School district sponsored by Taller Puertorriqueno, Philadelphia, PA

Private Collections

2016
Yale University, New Haven, CT
University of Michigan, Lansing, MI
University of Texas, San Antonio, TX

2015
Midland College, Midland, TX
Dr. Constance Cortez, Lubbock, TX

2014
Barbara Bassett, Philadelphia, PA
Shelly Langdale, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Luis Cortez, president and CEO of Esperanza USA, Philadelphia, PA
Arturo B. Suarez, Executive Director, Positive Solutions Charter School, San Antonio, TX
Robert Hunt, Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Priscilla Sands, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Lydia and John Krzemisnski, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ

2010
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
Dr. Gilberto Cardenas, Institute for Latino Studies-University of Norte Dame, Notre Dame, IN

2009
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

2008
La Salle University Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Bill Salas, Philadelphia, PA
University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas, Austin, TX

2005
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

2004
The University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Bob Brand, Philadelphia, PA
Ricardo Romo, San Antonio, TX
Norma E. Cantú, San Antonio, TX

2001
Cheech Marin, Los Angeles, CA
Print and Picture Collection, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Simons Recreation Center, Philadelphia, PA

1999
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, New Britain, PA

1998
Vail Visiting Artist Archives, Denison University, Granville, OH
The Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL
West Regional Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Education

1986
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Painting

1984 - 1985
Tyler School of Art, Temple Abroad Program, Rome, Italy

1979 - 1982
University of Texas, Austin, TX
BFA, Painting