Designer; Film, Radio and Television Artist; Graphic Artist; Historian; Poet; Scientist; Teaching Artist; Visual Artist: Illustration, Painting, Photography, Sculpture; Writer; term
“Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.”
Born Guillermo Sanchez Jr. in the small town of Adrian, Michigan. Of Mexican decent, he first embraced his culture at a very young age due to his great grandfathers’ history of struggle to be recognized as a people. To be accepted both as another citizen of America the society as a whole and to continue the long tradition of revolution of thought in a country born of rebelliousness. One Grandfather fought as a member of the Northern Army led by Poncho Villa. After the war for Mexico, the remaining members were being assassinated one by one. The Poncho Villa ambush of 1923 was the last straw and led to his grandfather taking extreme measures of murder, confiscating the victim’s papers and escaping his fate to the United States. The other spectrum of his heritage leads directly to his great grandfather who rode with Geronimo and his band of rebels against the onslaught of the U.S. Calvary, until the surrender of Geronimo himself.
Cleveland Magazine’s Most Interesting People for 2019. Nominated for the COSE Business & Innovation Award, named to several boards including Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center, Hispanic Roundtable Community Development Co-chair, Metro Hospital VIC and several other endeavors have left a lasting impression on collaborators. Allowing him to continue to put us in a place visually where we cannot imagine nor have the ability to comprehend. To create with everyday reality, to plant a seed that nothing is impossible and give a glimpse of the unknown.