CV - Bio
Painter - Oil on canvas
2018 - Simplicity of Being, Art For Change Foundation
2017 - The Beauty of Who I Am. Art For Change Foundation
2016 - Small. Art For Change Foundation
2015 - The Many Faces of Abundance. Art For Change Foundation
Past Shows —
2014 New City Studios “Perceived Reality: The Art of the Self-Portrait” Phoenix, AZ
2013 MonOchid Gallery “Thermal Phx” Phoenix, AZ.
2013 Icehouse Phoenix, AZ.
2009 Grand Rapids Art Prize, Gods Kitchen
2009 B.B.A.C, Birmigham-bloomfield,
2008 and 2007 SceneMetrospace, E. Lansing, MI,
I was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. Studied studio painting at Adams State University. I am tremendously supported by so many friends and patrons, and most importantly my wife Adrienn and our two children, Leila and Benicio.
From 2015 to mid 2018 my family and I lived in India and joined a team in Delhi where I co-facilitated an International Artist Residency and other programs with Art For Change Foundation. Through this opportunity I began to learn more about my desire to mentor and encourage other artists in their journey as culture makers. I hope to contribute to the blessing of the world around me by sharing God's truth that all people are made in His image, with inherent dignity and value, and the mandate to cultivate generationally.
I really appreciate when artists make an effort to communicate with honesty and transparency. One of my goals in creating is that when my audience experiences my work they get a good idea of where I am and how I understand the world. In that way, I believe that it is important for artists to seek out ways to position themselves in humility alongside the marginalized. In doing so we not only grow in empathy towards those on the fringes of society, but also receive and learn from the many gifts they have to offer. I believe that in doing so as artists we only enhance our ability to honestly portray the world around us and increase our understanding of ourselves.
I want to take this chance to thank you for visiting my site and having an interest in my practice as an artist. I hope that you enjoyed.