Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys is a South Seattle based Visual Artist. She was born and raised in Mexico City, but she calls the PNW her home. She is bilingual Art Educator, Youth Mural facilitator, an emerged Public Artist, Business entrepreneur, performer, community builder, gardener, mother of a teenager and a cat mama.
Covid 2020 shifted her individual creative process, refining her style. She uses acrylics, watercolors, clay, tin boxes, maps and yarn. Her illustrations of gloomy landscapes, depicting women, goddess and skeletons reclaimed ancient rituals, foods and language while blending elements of PNW nature, water, sea life and mountains. Art is her tool for social change in hopes to inspire others!
Her artwork has been show at Vashon Center for the Arts, Nepantla Gallery, Bellevue Art Museum, Hillman Collaboratory, Arts East Gallery, Latinx Pop and Burien Arts.
Over the last two decades, she had volunteered for various non-profits BIPOC Tiny art house Burien Arts, South-Park Arts and La Sala Latino Network.
Recently, she had the opportunity to jury grants through 4Culture and Seattle Office and Culture, an waken experience has helped her understand the selection process and the necessity to represent the Latinx voices and stories in this area.