Bio:

Born in San Antonio, Texas in 1980, I moved to San Francisco to obtain my bachelors in fine arts from the San Francisco Art Institute In 2005.  In 2011 I moved to New Orleans with an Assistantship and completed my master of fine arts in May 2014.  Currently, I live and work in New Orleans.  As a Latina female, it is important for me to push beyond the stereotypical frame works of gender and ethnic identity and question how these labels function in society.         

 

Education:

2014    University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA                                                            

                        Master of Fine Arts, Painting, Sculpture, and Digital media

2005    San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

                        Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing

1999    San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX

                        Associates Degree in Visual Arts

 

Select Exhibitions:

2014:   Explaining Deconstruction to a Fish, The Tony Campbell Estate (A “Not P.3” Event,) New Orleans, LA 

            Foodways, New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute, (Prospect 3 Satellite,) New Orleans, LA

            Mark of the Feminine, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

            Keep It Up (MFA Thesis Exhibition,) UNO St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2013:   Saint Thing, (Solo Exhibition,) The Front Gallery, New Orleans, LA

             Her Infinite Varity, Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans, LA

             Bring Your Own Beamer, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

             Seven Minutes In Heaven, Fox Motel (TX. Contemporary Art Month,) San Antonio, TX

2012:    2D/3D, UNO St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans, LA

             Everything All at Once, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

             This Is How We Roll, Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2011:    Salon des Refuses, Trouserhouse, New Orleans, LA

2010:    Luminaria, SAVA, San Antonio, TX

2009:    Volatile Crush (Solo Exhibition,) Joan Grona Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2008:    Arte Latina Roar, Blue Star Contemporary Center, San Antonio, TX

             Visual Confessions, 1906 Gallery, San Antonio, TX

             Romo, Wheeler, Centeno, Joan Grona Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2007:    Greeting from Mananaland, Flight Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2005:    Munch Box Bang Over, Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             Return to Futurism, Club 1015Folsom, San Francisco, CA  

  

Awards:

 2010    Southwest School of Arts and Craft

                   Scholarship Recipient

2009    San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs

                   Supplementary Artist Grant

2005    San Francisco Art Institute

                   Special Recognition Honors

 

Press:

Priscilla Frank, “New Orleans Art Explores How Food Preserves Difference In A Country Pushing For Sameness” Huffington Post, December 30, 2014, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/26/foodways-pelican-bomb_n_6368498.html

Wild Bill, “Picture yourself… as a Peach” WGNO News With A Twist, November 5, 2014, http://wgno.com/2014/11/05/picture-yourself-as-a-peach/

Rebecca Lee Reynolds, “Mark of the Feminine Misses Its Mark, at the New Orleans CAC” BurnAway, September 12, 2014, http://burnaway.org/mark-feminine-misses-mark-new-orleans-cac/

John D’Addario, “A Woman’s Touch” The New Orleans Advocate, September 10, 2014, http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/9800784-171/while-exploring-the-female-experience

Anna Gaca, Review: CAC’S Mark of the Feminine, Nola Defender, September 9, 2014, http://www.noladefender.com/content/review-cacs-mark-feminine

D. Eric Bookhardt, Review: Mark of the Feminine, Gambit, August 5, 2014, http://www.bestofneworleans.com/blogofneworleans/archives/2014/08/05/review-mark-of-the-feminine

Cheryl Castjohn, “Bottoms, Up” Nola Defender, January 2014, http://www.noladefender.com/content/bottoms