Painter, Nicolas V. Sanchez works in oils, charcoals and in ink. His work is meticulously crafted and it seems that everything he creates is infused with meaning and spirit. “I think there is definitely a sense of struggle in my work. I focus on identity and the way its constructed and at the same time lost through the preservation of family history. Extracting from my bi-cultural experiences growing up, my family’s rural Mexican history and the American Midwest, I use layered narratives to activate a personal sense of uncertainty yet a familiarity of space.” Sanchez received his BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. While at the Academy, Sanchez was awarded the 2014 New York Academy of Art Post-Graduate Fellowship. He has been selected for artist residencies in China, Dominican Republic, and Venice. Sanchez has been in solo and group exhibitions in New York, China, and Italy including an exhibition in Venice during the 2015 Venice Biennale.