Mixed Media | Painter | Photographer | Curator
I was born in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico but grew up in the arid Sonora desert which gave me an appreciation for vibrant colours and an awareness of the socioeconomical context of third world society. Art has always been a part of my life; including poetry, photography, painting, mixed media, and print making. I constantly change the medium and experimenting with new techniques.
I moved to Canada in 2002 and successfully developed a business career until art called me back. I finished a Certificate in Fine Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and I am currently enrolled in the BFA program in the same University. In 2011 I started curating and I'm looking forward to create new venues for promoting art.
I'm interested on exploring issues of gender,culture and identity in my artwork. I'm currently working in San Juan Chamula, Chiapas with indigenous women researching their ever evolving identity. The political issues of their gender plus the capitalist and imperialist forces that affect their community have made Chamulan women quite unique in the ways of resistance and being. My aim is to enter in a simbiotic relationship where both learn and discover the complexities of our gender and culture.
2009 Start Show, Salt Water Studio, Vancouver
2009 Drifting Forsya Boutique and Gallery, Vancouver
2009 The Drift on Main, Vancouver
2009 East Side Culture Crawl, Vancouver
2010 Love Show, Forsya Boutique and Gallery, Vancouver
2010 Free Candy Show, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver
2010 The Art of Being Together; L'Arche, Vancouver
2010 The Green Revolution; Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
2010 Queertopia; Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver
2010 Craftivism - The Downsized Show, Artistrun Org., Vancouver
2010 The Drift on Main, Vancouver
2010 The East Side Culture Crawl, Vancouver
2011 Place Du Arts, Coquitlam
2011 Emily Carr University Foundation Show, Vancouver
2011 Eros Show, Photohous Gallery, Vancouver
2011 The (re)collection Project, Labspace studio, Toronto
2011 Connecting The Dots, BC Culture Days, Vancouver