About

About

My work depicts narratives that focus on the preservation of communities and how collectivity presides over individuality.  Literal and figurative walls, symbolizing security and unity, appear in the form of buildings/cities as well as tightly knit gangs of characters.  These figures congregate, wearing cocoon-like, protective shells of layered garments that obscure identity while signifying membership.  The support they lend one another takes shape in an often physical way, with characters resting on each other’s shoulders in pyramid formations. The gangs hang out and drink beer while gathering supplies, slaying serpents, and establishing camps—embarking on adventures of survival, creation, and destruction. 


Education:               

MFA, Printmaking, San Francisco Art Institute, May 2006

BA, Art, with minor in Art History, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, 2004        

Solo Exhibitions:    

Heart of a Snake, Gravelmouth Gallery, San Antonio, TX 2017        

Yes, Medusa!  Maxwell Collette Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2015          

Cribs & Crews, Hello Studio, San Antonio TX, 2013

Roughhousing, Paper Party, Austin, TX, 2013

Café des Artistes exhibition, San Antonio Museum of Art, 2012

Chrysalis, cactus bra space, San Antonio, TX, 2010

Nomadic Beach Party, Semmes Gallery, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, 2009

Selected Group Exhibitions:

4%ers, Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2016 

4%ers, FFDG, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Alchemy, Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MI, 2015

Journey Into the Other, Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2015

Nine Lives III, Silkworm Gallery, San Antonio, TX 2015

Ballasted Frequencies, Maxwell Colette Gallery, Chicago IL, 2015

Broad Spectrum, Empire 7 Studios, San Jose, CA, 2014

Bang!, Bass & Reiner, San Francisco, CA, 2014

Spatial Planes, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX, 2014

Shoot Yourself, Gravelmouth Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2014          

Dreamscapes, High Wire Arts Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2010

80th Annual Artists Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, TX, 2010—Contributor Award VI

2009 Texas Biennial Group Exhibition, 2009

Third Coast National 2008, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX, 2008—2-D Merit Award

New Arte Nuevo:  San Antonio 2008, The University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2008

(No) Vacancy, ABC No Rio, New York, NY, 2008

Professional Experience:             

Adjunct Faculty, Visual Arts and Technology Department, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX, Fall 2008-present

Adjunct Faculty, Art Department, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, Fall 2007-present

Curatorial Intern, Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, Fall 2009-Summer 2010

Gallery Volunteer, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA, May 2006-June 2007

Gallery Volunteer, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, March 2006-August 2006