90: Irma Sanchez

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives .

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Irma Sanchez
Irma Sanchez isn't afraid of a little controversy. The visual artist was born and raised in Phoenix -- a city that's inspired much of her work (which you can find on public walls, on stickered surfaces, and, next year, inside the Phoenix Art Museum where she'll show her work alongside her fellow Contemporary Forum winners.

Sanchez is well known for her political artwork -- Arizona postcards, patchwork Mexican and American Flags, and her recent billboard takeover mockups -- as well as the work she created long before Arizona was labeled the SB1070 state and the development of the downtown Phoenix art scene.

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Irma Sanchez
I came to Phoenix with ... the Holy Spirit.

I make art because . . . I was born to create.

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Irma Sanchez
I am most productive when . . . constantly.

My inspiration wall is full of . . . I've never had an inspiration wall.

I've learned the most from . . . compassion.

Good work should always . . . be GOOD!

The Phoenix art scene could use . . . more respect.

The Creatives, so far ... (And while you're here, check out 100 Tastemakers on Chow Bella.)

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Irma Sanchez
100:Lara Plecas
99. Isaac Caruso
98. Brandon Gore
97. Kelsey Dake
96. Hector Ruiz
95. Caroline Battle
94: Jennifer Campbell
93. Jeff Chabot
92. Tiffiney Yazzie
91. Daniel Germani

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laurienotaro
laurienotaro

I love Irma! We went to Phoenix College together and took art classes. WE were little kids. So happy to see here here!

Ted Decker
Ted Decker

Bravo! Irma is amazing and a Phoenix cultural treasure! We are very lucky to have her living and working in our city, state, region. Good call on this one New Times!

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