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Group Exhibitions

2019 For the Love of Line, The Drawing Room, San Francisco, CA

2018 Community Art Market and Cabaret, Spark Arts, San Francisco, CA

2015 28th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition (Juried), Fine Arts Gallery, SFSU, San Francisco, CA

2015 Bring Your Own, Martin Wong Gallery, SFSU, San Francisco, CA

2014 Remix, Martin Wong Gallery, SFSU, San Francisco, CA

Related Experience

2015 Student Curator, Martin Wong Gallery, SFSU, San Francisco, CA

2015 Student Gallery Assistant, Fine Arts Gallery, SFSU, San Francisco, CA

2016 Exhibition Intern, Root Division, San Francisco, CA August 2016-May 2017

Education

2015 BA, Art History and Studio Art, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

 

Artist Statement

My practice dissects my personal narrative by experimenting with several media and revisiting topics and themes. I inconspicuously display my personal side by utilizing mountains and landscape to show racial identity, abstraction to map out how I cope with mine and others' mental health, and color for my sexuality and energy. Employing influence from print media, my environment, and true intuition my work is intentionally eclectic; it visually represents what I offer to this world. I collect visual data of my surroundings to comprise surrealistic-scapes, incorporating a flow to represent an ever-changing climate. I straddle my landscapes between the Hudson River School turned upside down, the aesthetics of early 20th C. modern artists, and the emotional outrage of radical, politically charged people of color in contemporary America.

I work with ink, watercolor, oil, paper, and textile. I have a strong kinship with the California landscape by being in Boy Scouts. I incorporate material I have collected from many hikes and backpacking trips into my practice. Nature is heavily prevalent as a symbol for my father; he is an avid gardener and horticulturalist. I use the inspiration from flowers, tree bark, and leaves as a symbol of our fraught relationship. My adaptable disposition is mirrored in my work.