Curator’s Circle: Gabriela Muñoz and Jenea Sanchez (Register)
May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Join the Wheelwright Museum for a new series of the Curator’s Circle, our informal salons featuring exhibitions artists in Indigenous Women: Border Matters.
Gabriela Muñoz’s art practice is rooted in her experiences as a migrant living in Arizona, undocumented, for more than a decade. Living in the Southwest, her practice is concerned with movements of social justice and racial equality. Her installations, printed works, and collaborations function as a growing archive that documents the stories and histories of individuals from communities that are under-resourced and under-acknowledged. Her work champions women of color who build a place based counternarrative to mainstream culture that values power-sharing, peer-to-peer learning, and horizontal leadership models. Muñoz is a 2020-2021 NALAC Catalyst for Change Award recipient, a 2019-2020 Mellon-Fronteridades Creative Scholar at the University of Arizona’s Confluence Center and is a fellow of both the Intercultural Leadership Institute and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture’s Leadership Institute, San Antonio, TX. Her work has been exhibited at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, AZ, The Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntingdon, PA, the Mexican Consulate in Douglas, AZ and at the U.S. – Mexico Border fence. Muñoz holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Arizona State University.
M. Jenea Sanchez was born and raised in Douglas, AZ / Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. After receiving her Master of Fine Art from Arizona State University in 2011, she returned to Douglas to pursue her career as an artist and educator. She is a fellow of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture’s Leadership Institute, San Antonio, TX, a 2020-2021 NALAC Catalyst for Change Award recipient, a 2019-2020 Mellon-Fronteridades Creative Scholar at the University of Arizona’s Confluence Center. Sanchez is a faculty member at Cochise College, Douglas, AZ, in the Digital Media Arts Program. Sanchez’s work has exhibited at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the University of Arizona Art Museum in Tucson, The Latino Museum of History, Art, and Culture, Sacramento, CA, and at the U.S. – Mexico Border fence. She and her husband are the co-founders of Border Arts Corridor (BAC), a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization providing the borderlands community an immersive arts district through bi-national art walks, workshops, performances, public dialogues, and artist residencies located in Douglas, Arizona. BAC was awarded an Arizona Governor’s Arts Award in 2020 and featured in the New York Times for producing binational art installations and performances on the U.S.- Mexico Border Fence.