EDUCATION

2003       San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

                     BA, Art

 

RESIDENCIES

2015       The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

                     Center Program Residency

 

GRANTS

2017       Individual Arts Program Grant, Chicago, IL

                     City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

2014       University of Chicago Arts Grant, Chicago, IL

2014       Individual Arts Program Grant, Chicago, IL

                     City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008       Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

                     "Arts On Fire Awards Show"

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017       William Hill Gallery, Chicago, IL

                 "Contemporary Contemplation, Shaping Narratives in Conversation"         

2017       DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

                 "Culture Bridge 2017"

2016       Beverly Art Center,  Chicago, IL

                 "40th Beverly Art Competition & Exhibition: The Promise of Peace"

2016       Freeport Art Museum,  Freeport, IL

                 "13th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition"

2016       JanKossen Gallery,  New York, NY

                 "2nd Annual FRESH! 2016: The Modern Portrait"

2016       Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

                 "LEXICON" 

2016       Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

                 "12th National Juried Exhibition"  

2016       Phantom Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     "Faces not Forgotten Traveling Exhibition"

2016       The Bloomingdale Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     "Faces not Forgotten Traveling Exhibition"

2016       The Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

                 "4th Annual Bridgeport Art Center Competition"                

2016       Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY

                     "The Big Draw"

2016       Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

                 "Whats Right, Whats Left: Democracy in America"                 

2015       Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL

                     "The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Finals"                  

2015       Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

                    "Front and Center"

2015       Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI

                     "33rd Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition"

2013       The Haight Gallery, Elgin, IL

                     "4th Annual Next Wave Art Salon"

2013       33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     "Copy.Right? The Art of Appropriation"

2012       Jackson Junge GalleryChicago, IL

                     "Apocalypse 2012/Genesis 2013"

2012       ARC GalleryChicago, IL 

                     "Re/Invention" 

2007       California State Fair, Sacramento, CA

                     "Fine Arts Exhibition"

2007       Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

                     "Arts on Fire XI"

2004       Barton GallerySacramento, CA

                     "6th Annual Forgery Contest"

2004       Barton Gallery, Sacramento, CA

                     "Encore"

2003       Barton GallerySacramento, CA

                     "5th Annual Forgery Contest"

2003       Legion of HonorSan Francisco, CA

                     "College Night"

2003       Barton Gallery, Sacramento, CA

                     "Under Thirty, Over Twenty"

2002       San Francisco State University Fine Arts GallerySan Francisco, CA

                     "13th Annual Stillwell Exhibition"

2002       Barton Gallery, Sacramento, CA

                     "4th Annual Forgery Contest"

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013       Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     "8th Annual Emerging Artists"

2007       Sol Collective, Sacramento, CA

                     "One Artist One Piece"

2003       San Francisco State University Fine Arts GallerySan Francisco, CA

                     "Senior Open House"

 

AWARDS

2016       Best of Show, Chicago, IL

                 "40th Annual Beverly Art Center Exhibition: The Promise of Peace," The Beverly Art Center

2016       First Place, Freeport, IL

                 "13th Regional Juried Exhibition," Juried by Sergio Gomez, Professional Artist

2015       Regional Finalist, Chicago, IL

                 "The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Finals," Gallery Guichard

2015       Best in Show, Birmingham, MI

                     "33rd Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition," Juried by Joseph Winterhalter, Professional Artisit. Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

2015       Finalist, Simsbury, CT

                     "Williams Prize in Drawing for Emerging Artists," Print Catalog

2013       Best in Show, Elgin, IL

                     "4th Annual Next Wave Art Salon," The Haight Gallery

2008       Solo Exhibition, Pacifica, CA

                     "Arts on Fire Awards Show," Sanchez Art Center

2007       Jurors Award, Sacramento, CA

                 "California Fine Arts Competition," juried by Dr. Scott A. Shields, Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum.

2007       Award of Merit, Sacramento, CA

                     "California Fine Arts Competition," juried by Dr. Scott A. Shields, Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum.

2007       Juror’s Award, Pacifica, CA

                     "Arts on Fire XI," juried by Dr. Peter Selz of UC Berkeley, Sanchez Art Center.

2003       3rd Place Award, Sacramento, CA

                     "5th Annual Forgery Contest," Barton Gallery

2002       1st Place Award, Sacramento, CA

                     "4th Annual Forgery Contest," Barton Gallery

 

TEACHING/MENTORING

2015+      Kitchen Sink,

I volunteer and serve as a professional guest artist for a weekly student-run drawing and painting group that seeks to foster a stronger visual arts community at the University of Chicago. Here, I help introduce approximately 30+ undergraduate non-art majors to the basic fundamentals of Drawing and Painting, along with various techniques and strategies, offering critiques and advice as needed.

2014+      Figure Drawing Sessions,   

I facilitate monthly figure drawing sessions in the historic Burton-Judson Courts, a residential building on the University of Chicago campus. The sessions are designed to establish a creative, healthy, and productive environment for expression among the student body. The sessions are open to all undergraduates who wish to develop their observational drawing skills and understand the human anatomy by providing them with the opportunity to draw from a nude model. 

 

PUBLIC ART

2000       Southport Elementary School, West Sacramento, CA

                     "Mural Project"

                  Assistant Artist to Juanishi Orosco, founding member of the Royal Chicano Air Force. Participated in exterior design and Mural Painting.

1999       Golden State Middle School,  West Sacramento, CA

                     "Mural Project"

                     Assistant Artist to Juanishi Orosco, founding member of the Royal Chicano Air Force. Participated in exterior design and Mural Painting.

 

PUBLICATIONS & PRESS

2016       What's Right, What's Left: Democracy in America Print Catalog

2016       The Artist For Artists Project 2015 Winners' Catalog

2015       C&G Newspapers (Birmingham Bloomfield Eagle)

2014       The Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 25

2012       The Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 18

2008       The Sacramento News & Review

2007       The Sacramento Bee

2007       The Dirty Palette

2007       The Pacifica Tribune

2003       Critics Picks, The Sacramento Bee

2003       Critics Picks, The Sacramento Bee

1999       The Sacramento Bee

 

WEBSITE PUBLICATIONS

"A Must-See Exhibit", The Highland Chronicle

"Freeport Art Museum showcases tri-state artists", Journal Standard.com

"Fluidity: The 4th Annual Bridgeport Art Center Competition", Feb. 28th 2016, Chicago Fine Art Blog

The 2015 Williams Prize Winners, The Artist for Artists Project

"One Struggle, Many Fronts: US Africa Network Environmental Justice Tour", 2014

Next Wave Art Salon 2013