MFA, Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College 2008
BFA, Painting and Drawing, California College of the Arts 2004
AA, Studio Arts, Cabrillo Comunity College 2001
Mayor Jean Quan GLBT Art Show, City Hall, Oakland Ca, 2012
Manifesting You, Solo Show, Hive Gallery, Oakland, Ca, 2012
East Bay Open Studios, Oakland, Ca, 2011
The Vine And Bridges, Group Show, Danville, Ca, 2011
108, Solo Show, Hive Gallery, Oakland, Ca, 2011
Bight Lights, Hive Gallery, Oakland, Ca, 2010
Oakland Under $100 at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland Ca, 2010
East Bay Open Studios, Oakland, Ca, 2010
Reflections of the Bay, California Modern Art Gallery, San Francisco, Ca, 2008
East Bay Open Studios, Oakland Ca, 2008
Art in Action, Group Show, Holderness School Gallery, New Hampshire 2008
Myth of Diffrene, Group Show, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2008
Queer Vulnerblity, Haybarn Gallery, Goddard College, Vermont 2007
Crossing Bounderies, Group Show, Holderness School Gallery, New Hampshire, 2007
Art as Survival, Group Show, Kroeber Hall Gallery , Berkeley, Ca, 2005
Phoenix Rising, Group Show, The Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts, Santa Cruz Ca, 2004
Senior Painting Show, Nexus Gallery, California College of Arts, Berkely Ca, 2004
Baccalaureate Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts, Oakland Ca, 2004
Open Studios, Group Show,Bodytribe Gallery, Sacramento, Ca 2004
My Diary: A body of work from the inside, Center Gallery, C.C.A, Oakland, Ca, 2003
The Phoenix Show, Group Show,MatrixArts Gallery, Sacramento, Ca, 2003
Bittersweet, Group Show, MatrixArts Gallery, Sacramento, Ca, 2003
Queer Enough, Group Show, Mills College, Lisser Hall, Oakland, Ca, 2003
Zeum Museum, San Francisco, July/ 2011
Led a Painting/Video workshop that helped train twenty High School interns at the San Francisco, Zeum. The workshop provided them with creative hands on skills that could be aplied to their future work at the Zeum.
California College of the Arts, April/May 2008
I was invited to partake in the final critique and grading of the college's Color Workshop class. The professor and I engaged students in discussions about their artistic process, thematic content,color content, new ideas, and challenges pertaining to their final assignment: a vehical for learning about color on an individual basis and developing "color" in their own voice. After viewing their work, I offerd critique and feedback aimed at expanding their artistic voice, often referring them to other contemporary artist who might inspire new growth in their art.
Michigan School of art and design /Roman J.Witt Visitor Program Steptember/2008
As an inerdisciplinary artist who incorporates performance, time based medeums, in the act of paining into my art practice, my perspective was requested as a presenter to the school's undergraduate seniors. I discussed how the interweaving of interdisciplinary art forms has proven to me that painting is more than an object on the wall: painting itself is a living, evolving entity. To follow-up on my lecture, I visited seniors' and discussed their processes and goals, offering mentoring and guidence to them in their efforts to become surviving artists.
Holderness School: Visiting Artist March 2007/ March 2018
Created a comprehensive two-week art curriculum and facilitated to thirty high school students at Holderness. Themes of the curriculum included pushing bounderies, self-discovery,identity,and creative expression. Students worked through a five-piece self-portrait, worked on a collaborative painting,and created a video.
Goddard College: Workshop Leader Fall 2007
Led a workshop about creating bodies of work in collaboration with other artist in the context of a non-resident graduate program. Facilitated discussion among twenty artist about the importance of thematic collaboration, while also exploring the obstacles to working in partnership in a non-residental setting.
San Jose Sate Uiversity: Guest Lecture Fall 2006
In The Socilogy Of Violence, I used a multi-model apprach to educate undergraduate students about the ways in which artist utilized creative expression to combat and cope with violence. Gave a lecture about artists' process and concluded with a hands-on art therphy workshop.
Private Art Teacher 2002/2008
Developed individual lesson plans to help eight unique artist grow in their skill sets and their approach to their own artistic processes, alowing each artist to grow in their own time frames.
2010 - present
2010 - present