M. Jenea Sanchez was born and raised in Douglas, AZ / Agua Prieta, SON. After receiving her MFA from Arizona State University in 2011, she returned to Douglas to pursue her career as an artist and educator. She is a fellow of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture's Leadership Institute, Mellon-Fronteridades Creative Scholar, and currently a faculty member at Cochise College in the Digital Media Arts Program. Sanchez's work has been exhibited at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the University of Arizona Art Museum, The Latino Museum of History, Art, and Culture, and the U.S. - Mexico Border fence.
She and her husband are the co-founders of Border Arts Corridor (BAC), a 501 (c) 3 non- profit arts organization providing the borderlands community an immersive arts district through bi-national artwalks, workshops, performances, public dialogues and artist residencies. BAC was awarded a Governor's Arts Award in 2016 and has been featured in the New York Times for producing binational art installations and performances on the U.S.-
Mexico Border Fence.