Leatherworker + Visual Artist
2000-2002 Studied Bachelor of Visual Arts (SCA)
2003-2006 Completed Advance Dip. Graphic Design (Design Centre Enmore)
2010 Introduction to Leathercraft, Birdsall Leather, Sydney
SHOWS AND KEY EVENTS
2003 "Linear" Solo show at TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst.
Featuring a large range of sculptural explorations and installations made from wire as if it were a drawn line.
2006 "Graduate Show" @ DCE
Interactive and print design showcase
2008 “Stapled to the Ceiling”, Stoic Gallery, Sydney, Group Show
A selection of large and small drawings alongside a large group of local artists
2009 "No Show" Gallery Red, Sydney, Group Show
Paintings alongside artists Madelaine Rubensson and Joe Wilson.
2009 "MPM" TAP, Sydney, Group Show
Paintings alongside artists Madelaine Rubensson and Paul Toland.
2009 "The Show" The Artist Shed, Queanbeyan, Group Show
One piece from MPM show was selected and offered to be shown.
2014 Became a dad! Moved to the country! Also Started full time leatherworking under "Mario Sanchez - Unique Handcrafted Leather".
2017 Opened my creative studio "The Leather Shop - Kyogle"
2020 Fires, Covid, Floods, Trump and War
2022 Changed focus of studio practice towards fine arts