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Education

2010-2012     MFA Studio Practice

                             California College of the Arts (CCA)

                             San Francisco, CA

 

2004-2007    BFA Painting and Drawing.

                            Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD)

                            Lakewood, CO

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2020:   Mandatory Color. Museum of Texas Tech University. Lubbock, TX 

 

              Material Intentions. FLXST Contemporary. Chicago, IL
     

              Bay Area Visual Artist Exhibition. Ever Gold [Projects]. San Francisco, CA
     

              De Aqui y de Alla (Of Here and There). VAE. Raleigh, NC

 

              Reflections on Exile. Root Division. San Francisco, CA

 

              Borders-Whats up with that. Civil Disobedience Festival. Athens, Greece

2019:    Beyond the Surface. St. Louis Artist Guild. Clayton, MO 

 

               Cuerpos Unidos. Clamp Light Artists Studios and Gallery. San Antonio, TX

 

              Museum of Human Achievement. Austin, TX 

 

              Latino Art Now. MACLA. San Jose, CA

 

              Gallery for Broken Hearts. Code and Canvas, San Francisco, CA

2018:   5th International Textile Symposium. Mark Rothko Center. Daugavpils, Latvia.

 

              Green Book. Southern Exposure. San Francisco, CA 

 

             /Ker/.  1337 Gallery. San Rafael, CA 

 

             J-Pegs. Strut. San Francisco, CA

 

             Craftivism HQ. Kings Artist-Run Gallery. Melbourne, Australia

 

             #UndocuJoy. Galeria de la Raza. San Francisco, CA

 

            15 Year Anniversary exhibition. Root Division. San Francisco, CA
 

2017:  Renegade Fibers. Marin MOCA. Novato, CA

           

            Collection. Elsewhere Museum. Greensboro, NC

            I see You. Comalito Collective. Vallejo, CA

2016:  Me and You . Living Arts Center. Mississauga, ON Canada

 

            World Of Threads Festival. Oakville, ON Canada  

            

            AiOP Orlando PLAY! Dr Phillips Performing Art Center.  Orlando, FL

 

            48th Annual Textile Exhibit. Fremont, CA

           Worlds of Thread Festival. Living Arts Centre. Oakville, Ontario. Canada

         

           1er Capitulo. Mextasis. Brooklyn, NY

          

           Sweet 16. Coagula Curatorial. Los Angeles, CA

           

           Blend 2016. LexArts. Lexington, KY

          

           Fathers, Brothers, Sons. Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, MD

           

           Woven Worlds. Alto Gallery. Denver, CO

           

           Open Engagement Alternative Exposure Open House. San Francisco, CA

2015: Macho Menos. The LGBT Center, San Francisco, CA

          

          Crank. Southern Exposure. San Francisco, CA

 

2014: Lexibition. Lexington Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013-2014: Strange Bedfellows. Root Division. San Francisco, CA

           

            Miami Beach Urban Studios. Miami, FL

           

            Hanwerker Gallery. Ithaca, NY

           

            A+D Gallery. Chicago, IL

           

            Samek Art Gallery. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 

 

2012: Searching for Queertopia. Galeria de la Raza. San Francisco, CA

 

2011:  Home After Dark. Galeria de la Raza. San Francisco, CA

 

2010 : Art is for Queers. California State University. Sacramento, CA

           

           Domesticity Unhinged. Playspace Gallery. San Francisco, CA

2009 : Windowstratus. Other Side Gallery. Denver, CO

           

           The Power of Then. Museo De Las Americas. Denver, CO

 

2008:  Space Invaders. Museo De Las Americas. Denver, CO

 

2007: Mouth Amusements. Sliding Door Gallery. Denver, CO

 

2007: Fabrications. Institute of Experimental Studies. Lakewood, CO

Grants, Awards 

2020   2020 Art For Essential Workers funding. 100 Days Action and FB AIR. San Francisco, CA

2020    Bay Area Emerging Visual Artist Exhibition Production Relief Grant. Ever Gold [Projects] & The Internet Archive

2019-2020 Individual Artist Grant. San Francisco Arts Commission. San Francisco, CA

 

2016     Art in Odd Places Grant. Orlando, FL

 

2015     Marigold Project Grant. Counter Pulse. San Francisco, CA

 

2014     Creating Community Grant. Queer Cultural Center. San Francisco, CA

 

2013     Alternative Exposure Grant (collaboration with Queens of the Castro)

             Southern Exposure. San Francisco, CA

 

2012      Latino Fellowship at Mission Education Center. San Francisco, CA

 

2011      CCA Travel Grant. Oakland, CA

 

2007      RMCAD Portfolio Scholarship. Lakewood, CO

Residencies

 

2019  Artist in Residence. Vermont Studio Center. Johnson, VT (fall 2019)

 

2019 Artist in Residence. Museum of Quilts and Textiles. San Jose, CA                                                                                                                                  

 

2018 Textile art residency. Mark Rothko Center. Daugavpils, Latvia.

 

2018 Artist in Residence. Studios At Mass Moca. North Adams, MA

 

2017 Elsewhere residency. Elsewhere Museum. Greensboro, NC

 

2012-2013 Artist in Residence. Root Division. San Francisco, CA

Publications and Lectures

2020: Art as Social Function: Chicanismo, Latinismo y California.  Guest Lecturer . SF State University. Textiles / New Practices

 

2018: “Craft and Identity”. San Francisco School of Needlework and Design. Artist talk

2017: “Museum of Broken Relationships”. Grand Central Publishing

6-17-2017 https://www.instagram.com/p/BVc3d00Dn5C/?taken-by=instagram

5-15-2016 “Masculinity and Changing Cultural Perspectives”. Maryland Institute College of Art.(MICA) Baltimore, MD. Panel Discussion

 

06-05-2012.”In Mexico, Mixed Genders and Muxes”, The Picture Show: photo stories from NPR

 

11-19-2012” La Bamba 2 :queer Chicano/as in cinema”, Women & Gender Studies, LGBT Resource center, Cross Cultural Center (CCC) Panel discussion moderated by WGS Professor Tania Hammidi

Art Teaching Experience

 

Larking Street Youth Services

San Francisco, California

Residential Counselor

February 2014-Present

 

Queens of the Castro

San Francisco, California

Art Facilitator

2013-2015

 

Mission Education Center

 San Francisco, California

 Art teacher

 September 2012-2013

 

Root Division

 San Francisco, California

 Adult Class Sewing Instructor

 October 2012-2014

 

Museo De Las Americas

 Denver, Colorado

 Art instructor

 June 2007-September 2010