New York, 1975
Edward-Victor Sanchez is a multidisciplinary artist working in Cincinnati, Baltimore and Puerto Rico.
He is originally from Manhattan, New York, and moved to Puerto Rico when he was five years old. Growing up in the countryside of Puerto Rico, he developed an interest in nature, community, and arts, and from his childhood he studied drawing and painting. Edward-Victor received his BFA in painting from La Escuela De Artes Plasticas De San Juan and a MFA in multidisciplinary studies with a concentration in critical studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.
His art practice deals with elements of the social-political climate of Puerto Rico. He recycles and interposes discarded materials and combines them with older personal artworks as an analogy of the rhetoric of politicians. In his most recent works, Edward-Victor is exploring notions of separation, segregation, and obstruction. Barricades, walls, and carelessly packed objects portray his feelings toward the socioeconomic time we are living in today.
He is currently working as an adjunct professor at University of Cincinnati, education assistant at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, and as an art adviser and teacher for Washington Cathay Future Center in Rockville, Maryland.