Francisco “Amend” Sanchez


Amend is a multi-disciplinary self-taught artist from Oakland California and works predominantly with the aerosol medium. Amend’s style is influenced by traditional Mexican Muralism, yet maintains the grit and raw nature of his Urban Graffiti Roots. Amend has been part of the Graffiti Art scene for over 20 years and has been painting for 18 years and continues to play an active roll in the aerosol movement in the Bay Area.

Amend is also a part of TDK Collective. TDK is nationally and internationally respected, known for both their mural projects and dedication to Aerosol Art. Recently, Amend has been working with property owners, who repeatedly have their building vandalized, by submitting proposals to paint murals on their building. The series of murals produced represent Oakland’s rich history, diversity, and resiliency. Additionally, over the past 6 summers Amend has worked with multiple community organizations and companies as the Lead Artist for mural projects focusing on social justice issues.

Amend’s work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections in the Bay Area, and has been seen in numerous exhibitions.