The intent of my artwork is to raise an awareness concerning the interdepence that exists in all living things. My understanding of this concept manifests in objects of thought, craft, meditation and personal transformation. The objects I create deal directly with human relations and interactions, cultural sensitivity, respect for our ancestors as well as environmental conservation. By understanding this concept one develops a deep respect for our ancestors as well as a sensitivity to the world around us.
Biography: Currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, studied art at the University of Texas at El Paso. Received Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting with a minor in Sculpture in 1995. Lived and worked as an artist as well as supervisor in digital visual and audio editing in Los Angeles, CA from 1996 until 2000. Received Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art in 2002 from New York University. Recipient of the Jacob T. and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation’s Visual Harlem Grant Program 2002/2003. Resident Artist of the Workspace Grant for New York Emerging Artists through the Center for Book Arts in New York City from October through December 2003. Currently participating in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Residency at the Woolworth Building from November 2003 through May 2004. Most recently received the Weir Farm Trust Residency in Wilton, Connecticut as well as the Joshua Tree National Park Artists Residency (2005) Has shown in New York City, Brooklyn, Connecticut, California, Texas and Mexico.
Country: United States
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