Jesse Sanchez is a full time, award winning art director and graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He has worked as an Art Director and Designer since graduating in 1985. He has been exhibiting his fine art publicly for over 10 years. His work can be seen in Studio Visit Magazine, volume five, solum six, and volume seven, published by the Open Studios Press, or at New Century Artists, Inc. in Chelsea. Jesse has served as the president of the New Rochelle Art Association and is a board member of The Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle.
Jesse grew up in New Rochelle, NY, and art has always been his focus. He was awarded full scholarships to both The Cooper Union and The School of Visual Arts after graduating with honors from New Rochelle High School in 1981. Jess has won major awards in book jacket design and his work has been seen on the covers of New York Times bestsellers. Jesse devotes much of his time to The New Rochelle Art Association and has grown the organization since becoming president. He is formally the art director at M.E. Sharpe Publishers in Armonk, NY and maintains a fine art studio on Main St. in New Rochelle.
“I paint and draw from my imagination and I love the struggle it takes to finish a picture… For me, starting on a new painting requires a leap of faith. Often times the struggle with one pairing leads me into a purer and more essential result in the next. Through abstraction and leaving out specific descriptive information, a more universal expression is achieved; one that exists most importantly on an emotional level. Each painting is a journey into the process of self-exploration and the pursuit of self-knowledge. My goal is to create an art of deep feeling and empathy for the world. I hope that my work will be appreciated and valued for its import and invention.”