biografía + declaración de arte

my work has been shown nationally in places such as the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, California, at Fountain Art Fair in Miami Beach, Florida, at Birdsong Nature Center in Thomasville, Georgia, at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, Maryland, in La Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles, California, and at Cocina de Humo Gallery in Puebla, Mexico.

land acknowledgment

i would like to use this platform to acknowledge the lands i have lived in or visited frequently throughout my life. these lands were already occupied by their original peoples before being subjugated first by the spanish/europeans, next by the mexican empire (applies only to southwestern united states), and finally by the american government.

the santa clarita valley, california was occupied by the tataviam and chumash peoples; el municipio de tuxpan en el sur de jalisco, mexico was occupied by the p'urhépechas; the san fernando valley, california was occupied by tataviam, chumash, kizh, and tongva peoples; the san joaquin valley, california was occupied by the yokuts; tallahassee, florida was occupied by the mvskoke (muscogee/creek); and the antelope valley was occupied by the tataviam and serrano peoples.

for more information, please visit the native lands link listed under the contact tab. 

currently, my installations have expanded into fluctuating displays, encompassing a variety of materials and reflecting within its crevices and pockets mementos of my life. it is my hope that among all the clutter of materials, texture, color, and objects, the viewer can find something familiar that resonates within them. for isn't that what we all seek? connectivity; things and/or experiences that we share with other people.  i enjoy making these little landscapes and i also enjoy reinstalling my pieces in various versions and places; like us, these landscapes spread, grow, and overlap. and it is in this overlap where my work comes alive and interacts with the viewer.
 
embedded within the concepts of my installations are continued ideas of identity, hybridity, survival, duality, politics, culture, society, community, transformation, justice, self awareness, traditions, feminism, individuality, and sustainability.
 
i stand with all peoples, movements and organizations that are here to better humanity and protect the natural world. i stand with those that suffer injustices, abuse, and discrimination from corrupted, oppressive, hostile, and greedy powers of authority.
 
we are here to learn from each other, to respect our differences, and celebrate our commonalities.
 
may you keep yourselves safe during this horrendous pandemic and active during these revolutionary political times.
 
thank you for taking the time to read this.

equity for all ☀︎