Born

Tampico, Mexico

Education

  • 2006 M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 2004 B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 2001 Alliance Française II Diplome, École Brillantmont, Lausanne, Switzerland

Professional Experience

  • 08/11 Art Professor, San Francisco Art Institute
  • 2009 Art Professor, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Ca
  • 2008 Art Professor, University of San Francisco, Ca
  • 07/08 Art Professor, St Mary’s College, Moraga, Ca
  • 2007 Art Teacher, Out of Site, San Francisco, Ca
  • 2007 Artist in Residence and Teacher, Richmond Art Center Public Project, Richmond, Ca
  • 06/08 Art Teacher, Cooperative Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa, Juarez, Mexico
  • 2006 Artist in Residence and Teacher, Fondation Sant D’A Jakmel, Jakmel, Haiti
  • 05/06 Bilingual Tour Guide , Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, Ca
  • 05/07 Translator, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts , SF, Ca

Awards and Acknowledgments

  • 2014 Eureka Fellowship, Fleishacker Foundation
  • FAAP Residency Program, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2014 Zellerbach Foundation Awardee
  • 2013 Public Art Network, Year in Review Recipient
  • Best Experimental Film, San Diego Latino Film Festival, SD, Ca
  • Best Experimenta Film, Honolulu International Film Festival, Hawaii
  • Best of the Bay, 5 W Public Art Project, 7×7 Magazine, SF, Ca
  • 2012 Public Art Network, Year in Review Recipient
  • 2012 La Fragua Residency Recipient, Cordoba, Spain
  • 2012 San Francisco Arts Commission, Arts and Communities; Innovative Partnership Grant Awardee
  • Goldies Award, Visual Artist of the Year 2011, San Francisco Bay Area Guardian
  • 2011 Creative Work Fund, Assisting Artist, San Francisco, Ca
  • 2009 Creative Work Fund, Lead Artist, San Francisco, Ca
  • Greatmore Studios Residency, Capetown, South Africa
  • 2007 NALAC Fund for the Arts, National Association of Latino Art and Culture, San Antonio, Tx
  • Tournesol Award Recipient 2007-2008, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
  • SF Arts Commission Cultural Equity,†Individual Artist Grant, San Francisco, CA
  • 2006 Neighborhood Public Art Grant Project, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
  • Fondation D’Art Jakmel Residency, Jakmel, Haiti
  • Mujeres de Juarez Residency, LEF Foundation Grant, Juarez, Mexico
  • 3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition, 2nd Place Award, Novato, CA
  • Headlands Residency Nominee, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 2005 My Country Left or Right, Merit Award, Horton Gallery, Delta College, Stockton, CA
  • Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
  • 2004 Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fellowship in the Fine Arts, San Francisco Foundation, CA
  • 2001 Merit Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Publications

Collections

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  • Jean Pierre Conte
  • Kadist Institute
  • Cheech Marin
  • Mexican Museum of Art Chicago
  • Notre Dame University
  • Yves Bouvier
  • Luggage Store Gallery

 Lectures

  • UC Berkeley
  • NALAC Conference
  • Cornell University
  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
  • Notre Dame University
  • Mexican Consulate of San Francisco
  • San Francisco State University
  • Greatmore Studios, Capetown, South Africa
  • California College of the Arts
  • Headlands Center for the Arts, Ca
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • Stanford University
  • Galeria de la Raza

Forthcoming Exhibitions

  • Coletivo Pi , Performance Collaboration in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Solo Exhibition Wendi Norris Gallery, SF, Ca

2013

  • National Mexican Museum, Chicago, Ill
  • De Young Museum Artist’s Residency, SF, Ca
  • ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
  • Oxbow School in Napa, Visiting Artist Residency Program Ca
  • Elles Tournent Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium
  • Honolulu International Film Festival, Winner of Gold Kohuna Award
  • Palm Springs Shortfest Market
  • Atlanta FIlm Festival, Atlanta, Georgia
  • MCCLA, If Gender is a Kind of Doing, SF,Ca
  • Sonoma Film Festival, Sonoma, Ca
  • International Frauen Film Festival, Dortmund, Germany
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival, SD, Ca
  • Whatcom Museum Art and History, Bellingham,Wa
  • TROKA TROKA Public Art Project, SF, Ca
  • Portland State University, See you next Tuesday,Or
  • Centro Nacional de las Artes , Aprieta y Afloja, Mexico DF

2012

  • Indie Memphis, Memphis, TN
  • Cucalorous Film Festival, Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Headlands Center for the Arts, Tournesol Retrospective
  • MACLA, Power in Numbers, San Jose, Ca
  • Woodstock Film Festival, NY
  • ZERO 1 Biennial, San Jose, Ca
  • Chinese Cultural Center, SF, Ca
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, Ca
  • Intersection for the Arts, Motion Graphics, SF, Ca
  • La Fragua Residency, Cordova, Spain, EU
  • International Video Art House Madrid, Spain
  • Domestic Disobedience, Mesa Arts College, San Diego, Ca

2011

  • Numina, Mexican Consulate in San Francisco, Ca
  • Chicanitas, Snite Museum, Notre Dame University, Indiana
  • Extensions, Commissioned Site Specific Installation by Notre Dame University, Indiana
  • SEIU, Exhibition of Art and Activism, LA, Ca
  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, Ca
  • ELLE DÉCOR,  New York, NY
  • Chico and Chang, Intersection for the Arts , San Francisco, Ca
  • ArtPadSF, San Francisco International Art Fair, SF, Ca
  • The Body Politics,  Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF, CA
  • Mesa Contemporary Arts, Chicanitas (size doesn’t matter) Cheech Marin’s Collection, Phoenix, Arizona
  • La Llorona, Galeria de la Raza, Creative Work Fund Exhibition, SF, Ca
  • Bienal de Tijuana, Centro Cultural Museo de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California

2010

  • Oakland Contemporary Museum of Art , Oakland Ca
  • 40th Anniversary Show, Galeria de la Raza, SF,Ca
  • The Passport Project, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, SF, Ca
  • Off the Record, Edge Zones Art Center, Miami, Florida
  • Levis Co Workshop, SF, Ca
  • Mission Icons, Artillery Gallery, SF,Ca
  • Museo de Artistas Mexicanas, Mexico DF, Mexico
  • 2009 Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa
  • African Time, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Miami Bassel, Miami
  • Lipstick, Praxis International Gallery, NY
  • Rastros y Cronicas, Chicago National Mexican Museum, Chicago, Ill

2008

  • Valoarte 08, Galeria Nacional Museo San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Tournesol Retrospective, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, Ca
  • Ecdisis, San Francisco Arts Commission Equity Grant, Galeria de la Raza, SF
  • Equilateral, Electric Works, San Francisco, Ca
  • Tournesol Exhibition, Luggage Store, San Francisco, Ca
  • Bay Area Now 5, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Ca
  • KN Gallery, Chicago, Il
  • Chicago’s National Mexican Museum, Chicago, Il

2007

  • Mexican Consulate, San Francisco, Ca
  • Conduits of Labor, Queens N’Nails Annex, San Francisco, Ca
  • Brooklyn Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Trabajo Mexicano, Sun Valley Arts Center, Sun Valley
  • Art Basel Miami Beach, New American Paintings, Miami, Florida
  • NADA, New American Paintings, Miami, Florida
  • Aqua, New American Paintings, Miami, Florida
  • Pulse Miami, New American Paintings, Miami, Florida
  • no distance is more awesome, Galeria de la Raza, SF, Ca
  • Richmond Art Center, Richmond, Ca
  • The Office, Los Angeles, Ca
  • Pressing Matters, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006

  • Nan Mitan-an, Fondation d’Art Jacmel, Haiti
  • Los Ninos Unidos Jamas seran Vencidos, Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa, Juarez, Mexico
  • Cream from the Top, Juried Exhibition, Art Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
  • 2nd City Council Gallery Juried Show, Long Beach, CA
  • 2006 (RE)Generation, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

2005

  • My Country Right or Left, Juried Show, Horton Gallery, Delta College Stockton, CA
  • Murphy and Cadogan Exhibition, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Bull’s Eye, San Francisco Art Institute in collaboration with Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • 2004 Tijuana, the Third Nation, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico