Washington DC artist for 15 years now. Before that was in Mexico City
Multidisciplinary artist who uses Painting, Sculpture, Performance, Video Earth Works & Ceremony, Video, Sacred Objects, and Dance.
For more than 10 years I have been making large, delicate and intricate paintings on paper. The texture of the paper adds a layer of sensory input with its soft and tactile quality. There is always a sense of the etherial and other-dimensionality. That may be 2 dimensional microscopic or other realms of space-time. I have always been very influenced by the delicacy and fluidity of Japanese and Chines art. I work with the quality of the water and am intoxicated by the colors.
Also known for snakes, aliens and other sculptures.
As an artist I am most interested in being alive. I explore and experiment with every angle of life and consciousness and create what is authentic at any given moment. As a human being I am full of contradictions and seemingly disparate parts. I am interested in the ethereal and the earthiness of materials ad forms.
Nature, spirituality, sexuality, humor, the invisible microcosmic world, biology, physics, movement, healing, light, aliens, stones, space, Earth, mysticism and abstract vibrating strings are recurrent themes in my work.
I also make medicine wheels and other sacred ceremonial objects connected to certain Native American traditions.
MFA in Sculpture at UNAM, Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City
BFA University of Southern Maine.
Museum de La Plastica Mexicana
El Ex Convento SantaTeresa ‘Arte Actual, Mexico City.
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD
Pink Line Project “First on First” Large Sculpture, Washington
“Windows on DC”DC Commission of the Arts, Convention Center, Washington,DC
Selected Solo exhibitions
2012 “Art Crimes” The Dunes, Washington,DC
2011 The Art Registry “Like Vibration”, Washington, DC
Parish Gallery, Washington, DC
Watergate Gallery, Washington, DC
Carol Jones Gallery, Chicago, Il
The Dunes, Washington, DC
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC (2 person show)
Selected Collective exhibitions
Cheryl Edwards Gallery ‘
Carte Blanche”Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington. Md 2017
“Living On the Land.VOl 2”St. Mary’s College of Maryland 2017
“Living On the Land”
curated by Jayme McLellan
Salisbury University Art Galleries, Salisbury, Md 2017
“One Year Later” Pyramid Atlantic, Washington, DC 2017
Rhizome Dada Exhibit 2017
“Cheap Thrills” Anacostia Art Center, DC 2016
“Prince and Other Departed Legends” Civilian Arts Projects, DC 2016-Painting
“Artina-Art in Nature”, Sandy Spring Museum 2016_Sculpture and Earthwork
“Cartes Blanches” Washington Sculptors Group, Delaplane Arts Center, Fredrick, MD 2106 Sculpture 2016
Berlin Collective, Shows in NYC, Berlin, Germany Sydney Australia 2015/16
Shelfworks, Petworth Citizen, Washington,DC
‘A Bomb’Arteconecto, Miami, FL
Alchemcial Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington,DC
Art Romp’, Anacostia Arts Center, Washington,DC
Courage Unmasked.,Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC
Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC
‘Colorfield’ Heinemen Meyers Gallery, Bethesda, Md
‘Artists without Borders’ Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC
Havanna Biennial, Havana, Cuba
Performance Art & Video
Participant in Sheldon Scott The Finest Amenities 2017
“Living on the Land”Ceremony & dance for the ancestors, Salisbury, Md
Transmission Tower Activation, Washington, DC , Katzen Arts Center 2017
Rhizome “Hugo Ball” Dada Performance
Medicine Wheel Ceremony, sandy Spring Museum, Washington, DC
DCAC, “Cuisine des Artistes” Washington, DC
Arboretum , Washington,DC
Art-O-Matic, Washington, DC
Ranas, Art Fashion, Mexico City
Selected Live Painting
Rooftop Party BYOT Productions, Washington, DC
“Art All Night” at the Hostess Factory 2013. 2017
“X in DC”
Chief Ikes Mambo Room
Hillyar Art Space event
WPA Hicok Cole
Miscellaneous: Painted on many Murals on Myron Peck’s Mural crew
Initiated and executed large painting projects in orphanages in Turkey, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.
East City Art