Artist Statement

I have always perceived life around me as chaotic, beautiful, and daunting. I try to understand life on this planet as an amalgamation of diverse sources of information that have material, and immaterial manifestations. Life to me looks like a collage; it doesn’t always make sense the first time you look at it, but if you pay enough attention, meaning emerges from the chaos. Painting has given me the chance to touch the world as an intruder that wants to make sense of what is real, and wants to know what lies beyond. Painting carries a long history of exclusiveness, and privilege, but I strongly believe in painting’s renewal as a source for discovery, and inclusiveness for audiences, and artists alike. nomebefore, and has shown us how apart we have been, traditional ways of painting can be used as a means to access the interior worlds of artists. Many artists have the urge to try and understand, document, and shed a light onto so much that is happening today through the filters of a unique life. Painting is a device that bridges the gap between social, and cultural stigma, making a wide spectrum of ways of perceiving and thinking, available and important for the healthy development of communities. In the studio I apply the principles of collage formally, and conceptually. My work emerges through collage as an artistic method that aims to bridge cultural, and social gaps between the art maker, and the viewer so we can meet inside the work of art.


Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Sanchez Daza is a Colombian-Canadian artist that lives, and works in Calgary, AB. She is interested in giving a voice to urgent environmental, and social realities through her personal filter. Sanchez Daza holds a BFA with distinction from Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary, AB, and a MFA in Studio Art from Maine College of Art and Design, Portland, ME.