Jamie Sanin (she/they/any pronouns) is a visual artist, educator, and organizer living and growing in "New York's Hudson Valley", historically knows as the Eastern Door, shared ancestral territory of Mohican, Lenape, Stockbridge Munsee, Algonquin and Haudenosaunee (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora) (click here to learn more about why this is here).
Raised in Orange County with B.S. in Visual Arts Education, her interest in teaching sprouted from her own experiences with the arts; in addition to visual art, Jamie also studied dance, music, and theatre from a young age. Each experience provided them not only with a breadth of cultural knowledge but also the opportunity to consider the importance of self care and community care via accessible arts, for which she is an advocate.
Through their artwork and through events facilitation, Jamie aims to create cultural commentary using visual language and to utilize the arts as a vessel to foster strong connection and strong communities. She believes that the arts are a universal language and is dedicated to protecting them from being co-opted by those aiming to abuse or oppress people via efforts such as gentrification, capitalism, art washing, and other forms of exclusion. Jamie's personal, professional, and creative work is centered around liberation, collaboration, and joy.
Jamie is also the proud founder of Celebrate845, whose mission is to organize, recognize, and celebrate marginalized and working class creatives via pop-up events across the "845". Jamie is so grateful to have roots in the Hudson Valley and be a part of its creative community.
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