b. 1986, HK.

 Photo Credit: Melinda James

Photo Credit: Melinda James


Bio :

I am a first-generation Mexican-American, Chicana, raised in Watsonville, California. I began my formal fine arts education at San Francisco State University, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art focusing on Printmaking and Painting.  After which, I became a dually credentialed General Education and Special Education Teacher focusing on students with mod/severe disabilities as well as inclusive arts education.  

In my most recent work, I explore themes of transition, identity, spirituality, ritual, healing and growth.  I implore elements of printmaking, painting, embroidery and weaving techniques, in order to portray the immense complexity and capacity of women-identified and queer people of color to transform ourselves, communities and environments. I am an experienced teacher who loves to work with all abilities, teaching accessible activities and diverse art curriculum and also a DJ for hire.  As a founding member of the Dar + Luz Collective, an art collective founded to empower and highlight the work of artists in the LGBTQI community, I am invested in community arts engagement and education.  

CV available upon request.