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Last updated on Sep 20, 2020

Free shipping on orders over $35!

IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING MY T-SHIRTS!
My t-shirts are made-to-order via the manufacturing company Prinful! Unfortunately, due to the COVID outbreak, production times for t-shirts have increased. It is taking anywhere between 20-45 days for t-shirts to be produced, quality checked, shipped, and fulfilled.

I am not responsible for the production or shipment of my t-shirts. Please message me via Etsy, Instagram (@a.lex.i.a or @alexiasambranoart), Twitter (@alexiajpeg), or email (alexiasambranoart@gmail.com) if you have any questions! I apologize for the delays!

As always, thank you for supporting me!

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Video summary: Timelapse of when I painted "My Lipgloss" on an 8x8 back-stapled canvas. Prints of this piece are available for purchase!

queer and latine owned!

alexiasambranoart is a digital portfolio and small art business run by the queer, nonbinary, Latinx artist Alexia Sambrano. Alexia's preferred artistic mediums are acrylic and oil paint. alexiasambranoart first launched as a digital portfolio of Alexia's artwork -- a place for Alexia to share their artwork with friends, family, and others interested in themes of femininity and feminism, gender and sexuality, body image, mental health, race and class, and Mexican-American heritage.

In 2019, alexiasambranoart expanded into a small art business on Etsy, where Alexia sold prints, original pieces, apparel, stickers, and custom art pieces. This shift was made both for Alexia to share their art with the world and to help support themselves through college.

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I have interpreted the themes present in my art in the following ways:

Femininity in presentation and in the personal lives of all individuals is subjective. In other words, ‘femininity’ looks different to different individuals, and doesn't always have to follow a rigid guideline or set of rules. Personally, that’s what makes femininity or feminine presentation so beautiful. This is especially important when creating art or writing or anything creative — beauty often has racist, heteronormative, ableist values, and its critical that all creatives actively participate in including all kinds of beauty, not just the kind that is cherished and upheld by Western Imperialist/European ideologies. It is no secret that we live in a patriarchal society, where women, and in particular Black and Brown women, other racial and ethnic minorities, queer and trans women, nonbinary or genderqueer/fluid/non-conforming individuals, and any femme/fem-identifying individuals, are criticized and evaluated through the male gaze. Women and femme/fem-identifying persons are not free agents in a male supremacist world and we are denied bodily autonomy. However, there comes a great deal of power in demanding bodily autonomy and reclaiming our sexuality and sensuality for our own benefit. It reclaims power from our oppressors and it emboldens us to live our lives in whatever way we see fit. That is always the goal. We should all feel comfortable being ourselves and choosing the path we wish to follow. Femme power is beautiful. It’s revolutionary.

A lot of my earlier pieces were intended to make the subjects look vulnerable and emotional because they are a reflection of my own emotional state. "Impending Doom" and "La Ansiedad" in particular were very emotional paintings, created during a time in my life when I felt the most vulnerable. I struggled a lot to cope with my anxiety and depression during the time I created those paintings, and I used art as an outlet for my emotions. The things I did not want to write in text or speak out loud, I painted, and it became a very powerful and personal tool for me to express my thoughts and emotions. This mode of expression helped me learn to love myself, and also helped me cope with my internal struggles. On the other hand, "Enter the Garden," completed over 2 years since my aforementioned pieces, is a reflection of love and confidence in oneself. This painting was created with inspiration from Ambar Lucid’s debut album "Garden of Lucid." This painting is quite literally a reflection of my own struggles with my gender and sexuality, and the love I came to have for it. It is a symbol of my newfound pride and confidence in coming out when I transitioned to college. The album encouraged me to digest and investigate how women and femmes/fems seek to better understand themselves in a patriarchal, cisnormative, and heteronormative world. The piece has all to do with reclaiming power over our bodies and growing anew, like flowers in a garden.

Other pieces, like "Mal De Mil Ojos", carry heavier spiritual and mystical elements and undertones, relating to my upbringing and cultural background. My parents are both immigrants from Mexico, and my mom in particular is very spiritual. El Mal de Ojo, or the Evil Eye, is a symbol of protection from malice others might wish upon you. Growing up, I always wore a red woven evil eye bracelet. I do my own "limpias" whenever I’ve encountered a lot of misfortune in a short period of time. This piece, "Mal de Mil Ojos," is both a spiritual ode to my heritage and the "part two" to "La Ansiedad." The English translation to "La Ansiedad" is "The Anxiety," and the painting is stylized as a Loteria card. Others have interpreted it as a tarot card, which carried mystical and spiritual undertones in and of itself. At the time I completed "La Ansiedad," I was struggling a great deal with my mental health, and it was particularly difficult for me to cope with my anxiety. I’d have frequent anxiety attacks and night terrors. "La Ansiedad" is meant to represent this period of my life, as if this was the card I was dealt with, or as if this was the only card missing to complete my Loteria card. The face depicted on the card is meant to cause discomfort. Similarly, "Mal de Mil Ojos" depicts human eyes, but rather than causing discomfort or displeasure, the evil eyes are casting away any misfortune or malevolent glares that may create discord in my life. It’s meant to represent my growth in my ability to cope with my anxiety, and in my confidence.

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Yes! I take commissions! For more details, DM me on one of my socials (IG: a.lex.i.a or alexiasambranoart; Twitter: alexiajpeg) and we can set it up. Once all the details are set, I'll add a listing to complete the purchase! When the order is ready, I'll ship it to you!

When do you ship?

I usually ship within 2-5 days after the purchase. Sometimes it takes a little longer if the post office is closed or if you order past 5PM.