• About

    - Artist - Educator -


    EDUCATION

    2017 MFA , Studio Art, Mills College, Oakland, CA
    2015 MA, Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    2009 BA, Visual and Public Art, California State University Monterey Bay, Monterey, CA

    EXHIBITIONS

    Solo
    2008
    F()ck Cancer, Balfour Brutzman Gallery, Seaside, CA,
    The Biggest Most Influential, Works/San José, San Jose, CA

    Group
    2018
    Ferment, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
    You Will Enjoy The Circus, You+Me Project Space, Marina, CA
    2017
    F, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA,
    12°, MFA Thesis Show, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
    Back To The Garden, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
    2016
    Me & You & This Other Thing, Southern Exposure, Oakland, CA
    VACANCY, Studio 104, Oakland, CA
    Site Specific, Visual & Public Art Department, CSUMB, Seaside, CA
    S.E.R.P.S, Art Night SF, San Francisco, CA
    2014
    Home, El Paseo en Guápulo, Guápulo, Ecuador
    2012
    Welcome, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove, CA
    These Walls, Welcome Home Pop-Up Gallery, Monterey, CA
    2009
    Estampas y Pinturas, Museo de Los Proceres, Puerto Rico
    2008
    Change It Personally, CSUMB, Seaside, CA

    AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

    2017
    Headlands Center for the Arts, MFA Studio Award, Finalist
    Graduate Research Grant, Studio Art, Mills College
    2016
    Graduate Research Grant, Studio Art, Mills College
    2010
    National Arts Marketing Scholarship, The Packard Foundation
    2009
    Magna Cum Laude with Distinction, CSU Monterey Bay
    2008
    Space 47 Residency, 01SJ Youth International Art Exhibition

    LECTURES/PERFORMANCES

    2017
    Lecture, Life After Art School, Senior Exhibition Course, Mills College, Oakland, CA
    Lecture, Photography As a Tool, Contemporary Photographic Process III Course, Mills College, Oakland, CA
    Lecture, Professional Practice, Museum Studies Course, California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA
    2016
    Performer, Embodying Stillness by Surabhi Saraf, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA Panelist, Professional Practices for Artist Series, Visual & Public Art Department, CSUMB, Seaside, CA
    Public Performance, An Architectural Myth, Mills College, Oakland, CA
    2015
    Public Performance, From Where I Stand, Quito, Ecuador

    ACADEMIC POSTS

    Instructor

    2018 – Present
    Visual Art & Honors Art History
    Georgina Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, Santa Cruz, CA

    Summer 2018
    Mural Instructor
    Seaside High School, Seaside, CA

    2017 - Present
    Senior Capstone (across media)
    Visual & Public Art Department, California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA

    2013 - 2015
    Media & Visual Culture
    Colegio Menor de San Francisco de Quito, Cumbayá, Ecuador

    Summer 2009
    Audio Recording & Installation
    Imagine College Summer Scholar Institute, Monterey, CA

    Teaching Assistant

    2016 - 2017
    Advanced Experimental Video & Contemporary Photographic Practice II Mills College, Oakland, CA

    2013 - 2014
    Photography & Sculpture
    Colegio Menor de San Francisco de Quito, Cumbayá, Ecuador

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    2016 - 2017 Collection Digitizer
    Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

    2015 - 2017 Video & Photography Digital Lab Technician
    Mills College, Oakland, CA

    2010 - 2013 Development Director
    Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove, CA

    2005 - 2010 Photography Apprentice
    Robert Ellis Photography, Monterey, CA

    2008 - 2009 Curatorial Assistant
    Monterey Museum of Art Internship, Monterey, CA

    COMMUNITY & CURATORIAL PROJECTS

    2017 - Present
    Founder & Curator, You+Me Project Space, Monterey CA
    Lead Artist, Stories of Resistance and Solidarity, StoryCenter, Berkeley, CA

    2016
    Participating Artist & Curator, VACANCY, Studio 104, Oakland, CA
    Participating Artist & Organizer, Open Studios, Mills College, Oakland, CA

    2015
    Participating Artist & Organizer, Open Studios, Mills College, Oakland, CA
    Event Curator, El Paseo en Guapulo, Guapulo, Ecuador

    2008
    Student Art Teacher, Boys & Girls Club, Seaside, CA

    2006
    Student Art Teacher, Community Partnership for Youth, Seaside, CA