Born in Havana, Cuba, Yolanda Sánchez immigrated to the United States in February 1960. She obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University and has practiced and taught psychology at the graduate level for over30 years. In her mid-thirties, Dr. Sánchez returned to school, obtaining a BFA and subsequently, an MFA from Yale University in painting. She is a Fulbright scholar, completing her fellowship as a painter in Spain for one year. Most recently, she was a Visiting Scholar & Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. Sánchez has taught at Florida International University, the University of Miami, Nova University and Yale University. She has received numerous awards including, most recently, a Miami Individual Artists Stipend Award through Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently, Dr. Sánchez is a full-time working artist, exhibiting nationally and internationally in numerous venues. In New York, she is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts.