I am an Bi-cultural Mexican-American interdisciplinary artist and my pronouns are She/He/ They/ Them. I studied a variety of media to express my ideas.
I earned my Associates of Art at the Dodge City Community College where I focused on developing my skills in both two dimensional art and community engagement. I painted a lot and helped implement a variety of different projects as the president of the art club.
At the University of Kansas I shifted my focus to the third dimension and got my Bachelors in fine art. While in Lawrence Kansas I became a member of the Lawrence Creates Makers Space and held a board position at the Lawrence Perkolator both art spaces dedicated to serving local artists. I also helped on a large scale mural project located at the Lawrence Public Library
My work is influenced by my experiences as a Latinx woman in the Midwest. Art has been my passion since I was a small child.
I am dedicated to building inclusive safe spaces. I have a deep interest in decolonizing how art is valued and received.
I hope create more opportunities to engage others in making art more accessible.
CAREER PROGRESSION & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
WAK’Ó MUJERES PHỤ NỮ WOMXN MURAL
Lead Artist and Collaborative Coordinator, Lawrence KS, 2018-2019, Helped with the implementation and collaboration of a massive mural and oral history project. As lead Artist I taught and encouraged the design team to paint, draw and express creatively. Sought and acquired community and partner support on the development and implementation of the project. www.wocmural.com/
MATTIE RHODES CENTER
Teaching Artist, North East Kansas City MO, 2019
Creating curriculum for Cultural Journeys program that is aimed to help children understand the world around them. By incorporating art processes we learn to process the world around us in new and exciting ways. https://www.mattierhodes.org/
BROWN VS. BOARD OF EDUCATION HISTORIC SITE
Visitor Center Assistant, Topeka KS, 2017
Develop and coordinate activities for both on site and remote after school programs supported by the National Park Service. Completed projects include scenes from Underground Railroad quilt, to teaching children about African American artists and emulating their art styles. Effectively communicated activities that led to the strong engagement of students. www.nps.gov/brvb/index.htm