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Holly Barnet-Sanchez


Holly Barnet-Sanchez is an Associate Professor of Latin American and Chicano/a, Latino/a art history at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the College of Fine Arts.

She participated in creating the exhibition, Chicano Art Resistance, and Affirmation, 1965-1985, for The Wight Art Gallery, UCLA. She served as curator at the Mexican Museum in San Francisco in the early 1990s. Barnet-Sanchez worked on the documentation project for the Mural Resource Center at the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) and subsequently co-edited, with Eva Cockcroft, Signs from the Heart; California Chicano Murals, based on that slide collection. As one of the curators for ¿Just Another Poster? Chicano Graphic Arts in California, she contributed the essay ‘Where are the Chicana Printmakers? Presence and Absence in the Work of Chicana Artists of the Movimiento‘.

Currently, she is writing, with Tim Drescher, on Chicano murals in East Los Angeles, and working on a book about the work of Judith Baca, Ester Hernandez and Amalia Mesa-Bains.

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