Sound and visual artist, Luz María Sánchez, was born in Guadalajara, Mexico where she studied both music and literature. Through her doctoral studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, she focused on the role of sound in art since its mechanical inception in the 19th century.
Working with both sound and moving images, Sánchez’s pieces are arranged to envelop the subject in a sensorial experience while preserving a feeling of physical immediacy. Her work operates in the political sphere, working with themes like the Mexican diaspora, violence in the Americas and the failure of the nation-state.
Luz María Sánchez is a San Antonio resident who splits her time between San Antonio and Mexico City.
Her work has been included in major sound and music festivals such as Zéppellin Sound Art Festival, Spain; Bourges International Festival of Electronic Music and Sonic Art, France; Festival Internacional de Arte Sonoro, Mexico; and Tsonami International Sound Art Festival, Valparaiso; as well as exhibitions at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; the Dallas Contemporary; Galería de la Raza, San Francisco; Mexic-arte Museum, Austin, TX; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; Illinois State Museum, Chicago and Springfield; Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, Barcelona; Palacio de Cultura Banamex, Mexico City; X-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City; Museo de Ciencias y Artes, Mexico City; and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca.
In 2014 she received the first prize award for the inaugural Biennial de las Fronteras, and “Riverbank” and “2487” entered the collection of the Linda Pace Foundation. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious national grant Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte by the National Institute of Arts and Culture in Mexico.
*Arts Member of the National System of Art Creators