M. Jenea Sanchez & Gabriela Munoz, 2020 Catalyst for Change, NFA Grantee

Sanchez/Muñoz y DouglaPrieta Trabaja

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Douglas, AZ

Sanchez and Muñoz’s collaborations are rooted in their experiences living in the Southwest, crossing borders, centering women’s labor and movements of social justice and racial equity. They began their collaboration in 2009, mounting the site-specific installation titled Tapiz Fronteriza de La Virgen de Guadalupe, a community offering woven into the US/Mexico border fence. Since then, they have produced over 10 works of art collaboratively that have been exhibited at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona Art Museum, US/Mexico Border Fence, and upcoming exhibitions at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian and MOCA Tucson. They experiment with process in video, printmaking, paper-making, installation, performance, sculpture and socially engaged practice. Sanchez and Muñoz are fellows of the Mellon-Fronteridades Creative Scholar Program at the UofA’s Confluence Center and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture’s Leadership Institute. Sanchez holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia from Arizona State University, and Muñoz holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Arizona State University.

mjeneasanchez.com, gabrielamunozart.com