S T A T E M E N T

I’m drawn to art with visual rhythms, and my curiosity is sparked by art that contributes to the
social conscience of our community. As a San Franciscan, I can't help but mesh the two.

I'm inspired by what is left of what is natural. Movement, shown through composition, geometric form,
and modulation of color, guides me. My focus is a semi-representational graphic aesthetic that also
deeply values visible signs of life, mood, or emotion. When I draw in charcoal, or I paint in soft
vibrant acrylic, I’m aware of a sensual tradition that goes back to oil, back to earlier pigments,
back to the cave. It's an activity that humans have always needed. It's part of living.

In addition to raising awareness, art can have a healing purpose. Art can act as a buffer between
the viewer and the reality, allowing an easy understanding of reality at a rate the viewer can absorb.
This opens a fresh perspective,  increasing our ability to change for the better.
My deep love of history and my evolving drive to jump into the future are flip sides of my art.

I was born and raised in San Francisco, and am a summa cum laude graduate of the University of
San Francisco (BA in Fine Art, 2011). I received the Father Flynn Award that year for the highest
cumulative GPA in our graduating class, university-wide. I also continue to volunteer with the
San Francisco Zoo, and am an on-call educator at the Children's Creativity Museum. 



E X H I B I T I O N S

2017      FriDaDa as part of Fiestas Frida, Dada Bar, San Francisco

              Reimagine pop-up show, SOMArts, San Francisco

               Summer of Love, Dada Bar, San Francisco

               SF Summer of Love Fest, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco

               Piano Rolls, ARTescape, Sonoma, CA

               Art Attacks Cancer benefit for Kids & Art Foundation, Art Attack, San Francisco

               4th Annual Art in a Different Light Black Light Event, 111 Minna, San Francisco

               Send Me Across the Sea, Book and Job Gallery, San Francisco

               Connected pop-up show, Public Works, San Francisco

2016       What Bugs You?, ARTescape, Sonoma, CA

               Women Do It! Mail Art, Arc Gallery, San Francisco

               Hello City, Art Attack SF, San Francisco

                Paintings and Mini Sculptures at Mission Pie, San Francisco

               3rd Annual Art in a Different Light Black Light Event, 111 Minna, San Francisco

2015       Visaural: Sight, Sound, Action: Activist Art, Gutfreund Cornett Art & Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA

                A World Within Us, Nexus ArtReach 2-Person Show at Sweet Inspiration Bakery, San Francisco

                Legacy & Divergence, 111 Minna, San Francisco 

                2nd Annual Art in a Different Light Black Light Event, 111 Minna, San Francisco

                Hello City, Art Attack SF, San Francisco

                Love Show, ARTescape, Sonoma, CA

                Snow Show, ARTescape, Sonoma, CA

2014        Mail Art Project, Incline Gallery, San Francisco

                Root Division's 13th Annual Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco

                Beyond Scope: Benefit for San Francisco YouthWorks, 111 Minna, San Francisco

                Ghost Ships and Sunken Treasures, Tahoe Maritime Museum, Homewood, CA

2013       Art in a Different Light: Black Light Benefit for FacesSF, 111 Minna, San Francisco

                The Artist and the Printed Word, Green Arcade Bookstore, San Francisco

                Powerful Images and Alluring Objects: Benefit for SF Sunday Streets, 111 Minna, San Francisco

2012       Day of the Dead: Cultures Around the World: Benefit for Visual Aid, 111 Minna, San Francisco

                A Walk Along Cesar Chavez, Galería de la Raza, San Francisco

2011       A Night of Community Activism Through Art: Benefit for Occupy SF, 111 Minna, San Francisco

                New Generations Show: Where to? Call of the Times, de Young Museum, San Francisco

                A Question of Social Consciousness, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco

               12th Annual Student Show, Thacher Gallery USF, San Francisco

2010       11th Annual Student Show, Thacher Gallery USF, San Francisco

                Exhibitionists, 2829 California Street Studios Gallery, San Francisco

2009       New Climates Student Show, Thacher Gallery USF, San Francisco