Marta Sanchez

Marta Sanchez

    Philadelphia, PA

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    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