Sierra Sanchez is a painter, filmmaker, and composer working out of Providence, Rhode Island.

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area and Dallas, Texas, Sierra discovered a love for painting at Brookhaven Community College and studied there for 2 1/2 years, working as a TA to save money for a four-year program. In 2016, Sierra transferred to Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) as a painting major, but after two semesters they ran out of savings to continue their studies and took a semester-long leave of absence. During their leave, Sierra met gallery owner Jonny Skye and celebrated their very first solo show at Skye Gallery in Providence. Sierra returned to RISD in 2018, eventually earning their BFA in painting with honors the next year. Today, Sierra paints in their studio in Pawtucket, surviving as a freelance film director, composer for the screen and camera operator.

Sierra’s painting studio mid-day, March 2020