1972 in Vallejo, California.
Within my work, the contexts of native issues and art historical data have been extrapolated and reconstructed into various forms. While consistently a painter, I have played with other media to see how they interact with the work and portray different values examined. The context of my work stems from the foundation of Native American topics, land based issues and the integral use of mapping as a tool for segregation and coding, as well as the interaction of the institutional space and its devices of display.
2010 Master of Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California.
2007 Bachelor of Arts / Minor in American Indian Studies, California State University, Northridge.
Exhibitions2011 Chainletter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2010 All Together
Now (with feeling), Group MFA Thesis Show, Bolsky Gallery,
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.
2010 MFA Thesis Show, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.
2009 Westernicity, Curator: Jen Wolf, Otis Graduate Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
2009 Up 'Till Now, Mid-residency Show, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 Trail of the Trout, Mono Council for the Arts, Mammoth, CA.
2008 Esoji Summer Show, Prescott, AZ.
2007 Open Call LA
2007, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los
Angeles. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2007 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, Jurors: Ed Freeman, Carol Wells and Dan Taulapapa. California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA.
2007 Painting Guild Spring Exhibit, Juror: Lisa Adams, California State University, Northridge. Northridge, CA.
2006 Student Art Exhibit. Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
Dedication Gala, California State University, Northridge, CA.
Prizes and Awards
2009 Wrenn and Bill Chais Graduate Scholarship, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.