I was born in the small agricultural community of Yuba City, California on November 20, 1979. Since childhood, and as long as I can remember, art has always been an important part of my life. In high school, I participated in creating several murals as part of a beautification project for downtown Yuba City. This experience led me to understand the importance of utilizing art as a means of expression.
In 2002, I graduated with two bachelors degrees at California State University, Sacramento: one in Art Studio and the other in Ethnic Studies (with an emphasis on Chicano Studies). After graduation, I had the opportunity to attend the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. At the Academy, I furthered my artistic studies in painting, figure drawing, color & design, computer animation, 3D modeling, and sculpture.
As a Chicano artist, I am interested in creating cultural, historical, and political images that enable people to reflect on their own thoughts about the world and about themselves. My intent is to inspire people to learn more about the ideas that are expressed in my artwork. Anything else would be un-Chicano!
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