Self-Portrait 2009Adesina is a native New Yorker and lifelong visual artist, trained at recognized institutions such as The Art Students League, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts.

Born to immigrant parents from Cuba and the Dominican Republic, her Latina heritage is referenced by the bright palette of her watercolors, heavy on pigment; as well as by her surrealistic montages and social commentaries in oil and acrylic.

Her artistic heroes are Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, and Diego Rivera. Like them, Ms. Sanchez prefers to work figuratively, in a realistic style, and she especially enjoys portraiture and depicting animals and wildlife.

Adesina Painting en Plein Air

Photo by Rod Savant

Adesina is also an established television and media personality, with almost a decade of experience, appearing under her stage and nickname, Desi Sanchez. This includes work as an MTV VJ, anchoring for E! News Now, and hosting dozens of programs for broadcasting giants ranging from the Syfy Channel, to VEVO, to FOX. Please feel free to peruse her on-camera work here.

Adesina is currently developing a new painting series in preparation for her first solo show, and she is available for commissions and gallery exhibitions by contacting her management here.