Introducing the 2017-2018 Xico, Inc. Artists in Residence, Sam Fresquez and Monica Gisel-Crespo!

Sam Fresquez

Sam Fresquez is a Phoenix based intermedia artist who often focuses on the use of text in her work. She explores bringing calligraphy into mediums such as fibers, wood, and paper cutting. Her art explores many concepts including my religion, family, culture and sexuality. Above all, my work talks about the crossroads and intersections between them. Oftentimes using interviews, book passages, prayers and quotes to do so. 

Monica Gisel-Crespo

Monica Gisel Crespo Initiated her career as a Visual Artist in the border city of Tijuana, B.C. Mexico. She immigrated to the United States in 2000. Since then, she has been involved in the art community teaching and showcasing her artwork all over the state.

Other projects:

Cala/Child’s Play Inc. Artist in residence since 2012 working with k-12 students promotingcritical and creative thinking skills, learning to work cooperatively, building social skills and self-confidence, gaining appreciation for arts.

XICO Inc. Artist/formal participant of the Printmaking team since 2004. Artist in Residency 2017-3018.

CALACA Cultural Center – Former participant since 2002

The Phoenix Fridas- Latina Art Collective – 2014