Sam Fresquez is an Intermedia artist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her work centers around how beliefs are passed down from generation to generation. This oftentimes means looking towards institutions and communities that play a role in her life. For example the Catholic Church, the United States Education System and car culture (specifically Nascar). Her work uses contemporary craft to investigate how we can honor tradition without following blindly. She is oftentimes drawn to materials that are historically tied to specific communities including hair, jewelry, calligraphy, and traditional fibers practices.
Fresquez has exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been the recipient of artist residencies in Phoenix, Arizona (Xico Galeria, 2017), and London, England ( Lumen Studios, 2019). She was included in the 2018 Arizona biennial and is currently in the process of earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University.