artist statement

Evaluating, selecting and editing is the core of creating a language. The artist, like the writer, can change and reformulate the rules of the game at any time. My practice examines the possibilities of the language of abstraction through drawings, collages and paintings.

With a variety of methods and techniques, I build and deconstruct the surface using strategies of fragmentation, layering, interweaving, elimination, and organization. My actions are manifested and at the same time are measured, allowing the paint to be expressionistic in some areas and controlled in others.  It is an organic system of discovery, a relationship between strategy and chance. It is about knowing when to embrace expectations, rules, desire, control, and it is equally as important as knowing when to let them go.

In the end my efforts are a field of action and research, a language that embodies an intuitive path to self expression. In this sense, they are just as representational as they are abstract, reflecting my inner world and the world around me.



curriculum vitae

 EDUCATION
2014 - 20017   M.F.A.  - Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
1999 - 2002      University of Colorado, Denver, CO

1996 - 1998       B.F.A. - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver,, CO
1997 -                   Study abroad, Paris, France
SELECTED EXHIBITION HISTORY
SOLO & DUO SHOWS                  
2019     Women of Abstraction, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO   
2018     Ordered Disorder, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
2017   Force, Robert Bullock Gallery, Azusa, CA
2016   Foundations, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
2015   New Contrast, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
2014      Madrilenia, Core New Art Space, Denver,  CO

2013      Impressions, Reserve List , Denver, CO        
 2013     Juego, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
2011      La Costa Blanca, Core New Art Space,  Denver, CO 

2009      Elemento, Sellars Project Space, Denver, CO
CORPORATE, PRIVATE & MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Polsinelli Law Firm, Denver, CO
Hoogwater Law Company, Littleton, CO
Griffis Parmer Clubhouse, Austin, TX
Sage Brook Business Center, Denver, CO

The International Barter Company, Alicante, Spain
Changarrito, Premiant Collection,  Mexic-Arte Museum, Puebla City, Mexico
GROUP SHOWS
2021      Into the  Rear Mirror,, Lone Tree Art Center, Lone Tree, CO
2020      Pink Progression, Arvada Center, CO
2019     Colorado Abstract + 10 , Arvada Center, CO
                 Art of the State, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO
2018     FRCC 50th Anniversary,  FRCC, Westminster, CO
               Sangre Colorado, CVA Metro State, Denver, CO
               Plan Sight, Exit Gallery, West Covina, CA
 2017    Hyper Objectivity, Exhale  Gallery, Los  Angeles, CA  
               Changarrito Collective,  Museo Amparo, Puebla City, Mexico
               For Your Consideration, Exhale  Gallery, Los  Angeles, CA                    
2015     Celebrate, 35-years show, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
               Blink, Evoke Art Gallery, Angeles, CA
               The Denver Modernism Show, Denver, CO
2014     Works on Paper, Fort Worth Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
               Soirée Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, CO
2013     Tenn Street Art, Street Art, Denver, CO
                Sabor Latino, Chicano Humanities and Art Center, Denver, CO
               Anythink community Arts, Opening Gala for Anythink Libary, Thornton, CO
2012     Negative Space, The Fu Collective Plus Gallery, Denver, CO
                MDF, La Colección,  Drawings 1 & 2,  Mexico City, Mexico
                Abstract on the Edge, Englewood Arts Center, Englewood, CO
                Dazzle, Art Talk, Denver, CO
2011     Marianneplats, Anonyme Zeichner, Berlin, Germany
               Fine Line, The FU Collective, Denver, CO
               Positive Art, Curtis Art Center, Denver, CO
               Red Handed, Tenn Street Art, Denver, CO
2010     Thornton Civic Center, Hispanic Heritage, Thornton, CO
                Denver Alliance Francais, Art of Giverny, Denver,  CO
                Englewood Arts Center, juror: Jenifer Ito, Englewood, CO
               Armstrong Oil and Gas art gala, invitational event, Denver, CO

             
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & AFFILIATIONS

2017/2018     Adjunct Professor,  Front Range Community College, CO 
2009/2016     Member and Gallery Liaison, Core New Art  Space, CO
2012/2015     Board Member, Chicano Arts &  Humanities, CO
2011               Visiting Artist, Gold Crown Foundation, CO
2008               Apprentice to Maximo Gonzales, Museo de  las Américas, CO