M.F.A. 1997 Painting San Jose State University, CA
B.A. 1992 Art California State University, Hayward, CA
A.A. 1990 Social Sciences College of Alameda, CA
Noted exhibitions include venues such as Galerie B. Haasner in Wiesbaden, Germany; National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Illinois; Vorpal Gallery in San Francisco, CA; MACLA in San Jose, CA and Museum of Journalism and Graphic Arts in Guadalajara, México; University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Multicultural Center; Richmond Art Center, in Richmond, CA; Galeria de la Raza, in San Francisco, CA; The University of San Francisco’s Thacher Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco; SomArts, San Francisco, CA; Pro Arts, Oakland, CA.
Paul Basler – collaborated with Paul Basler (music composer) to create Cantos Alegres, Embrace Creation and Divine Days. Choral groups have performed the pieces around the world including Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Winchester International Music Festival, among others.
I have had the fortune to have my paintings used in the cover of publication with Host Publications, Casiopea, noted poet and playwright Cherrie Moraga (Heroes and Saints & Other Plays, published by West End Press).
I am appreciative of all the opportunities that I have had from individuals and organizations that have supported and have financed my work. These include the city of Oakland; the city of Woodland, CA; Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA; Mel & Leta Ramos, Oakland, CA; and BMG Entertainment, NY, NY.