I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, a suburban sprawl within Los Angeles County. I received my BFA in Printmaking from California State University Long Beach and my MFA in Studio Art from the University of California at Santa Barbara. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at California State University Channel islands.
My love of printmaking began the moment I pulled my first print at a local community college in 1993. I am inspired by the generosity of working in multiples and the inherent flexibility of the printmaking medium. It enables me to use fabric, photography, digital tools, collage, and ink to construct layered landscapes, create one of a kind painterly monotypes, and translate drawings to multi-colored layered editions of prints. Printmaking is tactile, inherently experimental, boundless and exists as the foundation of most of my art practice.
The content of my work stems from two places: my obsessive love of Southern California communities, signage, architecture and iconography, and my experience navigating the intersection of Mexican and American Pop culture.