Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Alex Sanchez is of Navajo and Zuni heritage. He was born in Gallup, New Mexico and has made his life there with his wife and three daughters. Alex is the younger brother of Myron Panteah and Brad Panteah. Growing up he was schooled and nurtured in his art by his extremely talented family. With that support and encouragement, Alex has developed his own style and become an award-winning artist.
Alex’s signature designs are his petroglyphs, which are a wonderful blend of contemporary and traditional. These are often accented by an oxidized silver background, giving the pieces added depth Alex works in heavy gauge sterling and 14K gold. He often selects special stones, usually turquoise, and carefully works them into his petroglyph patterns, which are appliqued onto the heavy gauge sterling silver, thus creating an asymmetrical, but balanced placement. Alex has developed a flair for unique combinations of design and color. Creativity and perfection are the trademarks of his work.
Alex has won awards at The Red Earth Show in Oklahoma, The Gallup Ceremonial, and the Navajo Nation Fair. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his girls out in nature.