Primer registro de mujeres artistas visuales
mexicanas, mexico-americanas y chicanas en Los Ángeles
First registry of Mexican, Mexican-American and
Chicana Visual Artists in Los Angeles
I graduated from Mt. San Antonio College in 2015 with my Associates in Fine Arts. I transferred to Cal State Fullerton and graduated in 2019 with my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting. I attended grad school and graduated in 2022 from Claremont Graduate University with my Masters in Fine Art. I am currently an Art Leader at the Center for the Arts in Pomona and an adjunct art professor at Santa Monica Community College.
I’m an installation artist and a painter. I paint with fabrics, textures, readymade objects, oils, acrylics, spray paints, airbrush, glitter and whatever I can get my hands on. I’ve also dabbled in video art and sculpture. In any medium, the subject matter has always been based on real-life events, traumas, and conversations I’ve experienced. Whether that be the traumas I’ve experienced as a brown Chicana woman, the toxicity within my Chicano culture, alcoholism, abuse, consumption, arguments and whatever else, I have no issues being confrontational and bringing these traumas to light in an ambiguous approach. Ambiguity has always been my approach to keep some aspects private. Semiotics has always been a part of my work as an automatic reflex. Language, objects, textures, and colors are stand-ins for a situation, person, or people I am representing in my work. My work is a physical and mental safe space that I created not just for myself, but for those who view my pieces and can relate. My recent work has been collaborative to create a sense of community, to allow opportunities for connections and have conversations. My work is not just about myself and my culture, I cross boundaries and class brackets because everyone, no matter the culture and color of their skin, can relate in some way.