interview: artist Gabriella Sanchez for Gallery Gurls 

Gabriella Sanchez’s mixed-media works are a riot of poppy colors deftly juxtaposed, letters that function both as graphic elements and cryptic messages, energy galore, and intrigue. The artist herself—born and based in LA—is just as compelling. Sanchez earned her BFA from the Christian liberal arts college Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, then jetted off to Paris to work as a nanny and freelance graphic designer. Since returning home in 2013, she’s been designing for clients like Nike and Planned Parenthood while building an attention-getting art practice, including landing representation by Charlie James Gallery.

(Read the interview here.)