was born in Brooklyn, NY and received his BFA from Cooper Union, NY and his MFA from The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Influenced by New York’s grafitti and poster crowded urban environment, his mixed medium and collage works fuse ainting, photography, printmaking, digital process, and text.
As a printmaker, Sánchez’ work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; El Museo del Barrio, NYC; Brandywine Workshop Printed Image Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx NY, among others. Sánchez was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1988. His work has been exhibited and is represented in the permanent collections of many public and private collections including, in New York, those of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, El Museo del Barrio, and in the Caribbean at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture in San Juan, and Casa de las Americas and the Centro Wilfredo Lam in Havana. Sánchez was commissioned by the MTA Arts for Transit program for a public art project installed at the 176th Street train station of the #4 line in the Bronx.