I was born in San Leandro, CA and grew up in Modesto, CA. After studying art at the Modesto Junior College, I moved to Brisbane, AUS where I attended Queensland College of Art and in 2009 graduated with a BFA in Printmaking. While studying I had a chance to work with major galleries showing work, installing art, and opening exhibitions. Upon my return to the states in 2010, I became active in the local art scene in the central valley showing work in Fresno, Merced, Modesto, and Sacramento. I took a board position with the Modesto Art Museum in 2010 and later served as the Executive Director of the Museum in 2015. In 2013 I became the Instructional Support Technician for the Art Department at Stanislaus State. Currently, I make films and podcasts with a local production company, The Horrific Network and work with local government and art organizations promoting the importance of art in communities throughout the central valley. My work is about the eternal search to find connections between people, defining what it means to have and share an identity. Obsessed with storytelling I use references from cartoons, comic books, horror movies and television from shared childhood experiences to explore identity, reality, and emotion connecting the viewer to my work through nostalgia.

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