Born in Miami and currently based in New York, Adriana Cristina Sánchez is a fine artist; recently graduating from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in photography. She is intrigued by sociology, the desire to connect and is drawn to photographing people and their rituals as a way to question individual identity. Many of her works push the boundaries between public and private realms, as well as redefine the presence and significance of intimacy. As a Cuban-American raised with a heavy influence of history and culture – as well as large, contradictory barriers – she is often inspired by the sense of abandonment experienced generation after generation. In an attempt to piece together a reality and bridge the gap produced between homeland and residence, she is currently investigating her past and present working with mixed-media; traveling between New York, Miami and Cuba.