Marco Sánchez; born in Ciudad Juarez, 1983, he is a visual artist based out in El Paso, Texas, he received his B.F.A. from the University of Texas El Paso with a double concentration in Painting and Printmaking.

Sanchez received his MFA in Printmaking from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in May of 2020. He has worked primarily in the Southwestern United States, he has also participated in residencies throughout Mexico, including Mexico City, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Queretaro and in Cleveland at Zygote Press where he also acts as juror for BIPOC fellowship applicants. Sánchez is an educator and was elected as a Mellow Foundation Fellow with the Humanities for the 2022-2023 academic year, in partnership with the University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College for his research project Witnessing the Evolution of El Paso Through Oral Histories.

Sánchez currently serves as a Lecturer Professor at El Paso Community College where he teaches Printmaking, Life Drawing, Drawing I and Art Appreciation. He is currently a Mellow Foundation Fellow in partnership with UTEP and EPCC. He has also worked as a contract Art Preparator for the El Paso Museum of History, The Rubin Center at UTEP and as a Teaching Artists of Printmaking at the El Paso Museum of Art.

Marco Sánchez studio practice is primarily conducted via printmaking, he’s also versed at oil painting, drawing, wood working and mixed media. His studio investigations have ranged from his familial relationships, as well as with his mentors and peers, to his cultural background, folklore, blue collar laborers. Sanchez believes artists share a responsibility to show solidarity with marginalized peoples and bring attention to sociopolitical issues. Those range from the migration crisis and militarization of the border to pushing back against oppressive and supremacist groups.

Sánchez is Founder | Director of Taller La Espina and of El Paso Print Pachanga

His current body of work Micelánea Fronteriza is a small collection of imagery from the previous 5 years that investigates and presents a small glimpse of quotidian life on the El Paso/Ciudad Juárez border entails. Sánchez offers his own examination the nuances of life in the Binational region where he was born & raised and continues to explore while developing a greater affinity for the region. La Frontera of Juarez and El Paso is the largest metropolitan area in the Chihuahuan desert, that is often overlooked and maligned. Sánchez illustrates the vibrant life of the border by means of its flora, fauna, and the resiliency of the many groups of people who live, pass by, are in pursuit of a better life; for many that starts here as part of Micelánea Fronteriza.