Yolanda Sánchez received her MFA in Painting from Yale University. She is a Fulbright Scholar completing her fellowship as a painter in Spain. Most recently, she was a Visiting Scholar & Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. Dr. Sánchez also has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University and has practiced and taught psychology for over 30 years; she is a licensed, clinical psychologist in the State of Florida. Formerly, Dr. Sánchez served as the director of the public art program at Miami International Airport, a position she held for 21 years.
Nature, in a very broad sense, is Dr. Sánchez’s source of inspiration. In a non-intellectual way, she is translating and projecting thoughts, emotions and sensations into a moment of meeting, working with light, color and mark, and the materiality of the paint itself. There is no story to be told. Rhythm, harmony of opposing forces, sense of space, purity and mystery, the gestural brushstroke – these are the qualities that make up her process as an abstract painter. In addition to the natural world, the paintings are influenced by literature – and particularly poetry - by dance, calligraphy and Asian art.
Dr. Sánchez exhibits nationally and internationally in various venues. In New York, she is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts and Kenise Barnes Fine Arts.