Cecilio Sánchez's paintings portray the ancestrality and the origin of his culture, evokes the man, earth, wildlife, nature and even at the end of life, an element that

awaits among others to be discovered by the viewer about neutral and mysterious colors,

His pieces have visual legends in them: the amate, the natural fibers, the engraving and the painting.


Education and career:


His career as a professional painter began in 1972 when he joined the School of Fine Arts of the Benito Juárez University of Oaxaca (UABJO). In 1974 he participated in the pro-creation movement of the Rufino Tamayo workshop.


He has studied visual arts, specializations in painting, engraving, and drawing, with different outstanding artists such as Roberto Donis, Fernando Vilchis, Leticia Tarrago and Juan Alcázar.


Most important  exhibitions


Individual expositions


2019 “Echoes of time”, CECUYA, San Jerónimo Yahuiche, Oax., Mexico.

2002 "Spirit of the Amate" Bellas Artes metro station. Mexico DF.

2000 "Indigenous." Autonomous University of Baja California Norte, Mexico.

1996 "Painting on Amate" 1996. San Joaquin Delta, Community College District, U.S.A.

1994 "Visions." Rufino Tamayo Gallery, Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico.


Group exhibitions


2017 “Dualities” Gallery Modesto Bernardo Oaxaca City.

2017 “International Symposium on Painting, Oaxaca Tierra del Mazcal” Museum of Oaxaca painters.

2013 “Visions of Oaxaca” Lux Optics. MAREN Gallery of Modern Art. Mexico DF. Soumaya Museum.

2008 "Images and color of a living People" University of Guadalajara University Center of Art, Architecture and Design.

2004 "The solidarity power of conscience." Collective of Oaxacan painters at Casa LAMM.



Artist's Quote:


“Art, in this case, is an experience in which you never finish learning about materials, shapes. Time is short, compared to the immensity you have in front of you to learn and capture the ideas you have. ”