About the ArtistBorn and raised in Austin, Texas, I am primarily a self-taught visual artist with experience going back to my early childhood that continues through this present day. Trying all different type of styles and techniques, with my strongest ability being able to draw with cont-graphite, which I have learned to master on canvas. As I continue on my path of creating, it took me to Mexico learning different creative techniques from Master Artists, of all different types of media and along the way understanding why art is a major part of my heritage and culture. Today, I've learn to incorporate natural products into my creations from what I was taught abroad to appreciate and share with people here at home.
Artist StatementI create a specific world that is complete in its multi-layering of dimensional textures. The work is in the rhythm created through my cultural feeling and experiences within the Mayan world, timed with the past and the present. One aspect of my textured work explores the aesthetic of visual abstraction. Up close each painting is created with cont-graphite, oil, eco-friendly latex paint and mud on canvas which presents real nature and true potential, allowing it to crack and flow. There is a clear connection between my paintings and the concepts of shape, color and balance. Yet, I feel that the most important connection is with the dimension of time. I hope that time "the past and the present" is experienced within the mind and body of the viewer.
Exhibitions2009 Bishop Coat of Arms Shields, Donation, the Diocese of Austin, Austin, Texas.
Siempre Amigos Art Exhibit, group exhibit, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas
River Art Exhibit, group exhibit, La Villita - River Art Group, San Antonio, Texas
E.A.S.T. East Austin Studio Tour, group exhibit, Dan Arredondo Art Studio, Austin, Texas
2008 E.A.S.T. East Austin Studio Tour, group exhibit, Culturas de ARTe Art Gallery, Austin, Texas
Noche Art, group exhibit, Mexic-Arte Mexican American Museum, Austin, Texas
2007 Frida Kahlo meets Diego Rivera, solo exhibit - Culturas de ARTe Art Gallery, Austin, Texas
Selected and Interviewed by Artist and Idea Management Group (AIM) TELL-A-VISION and
Maximas Productions, President and Supervising Producer Renzo Devia of New York City,
New York. Upcoming Artists in Texas segment aired nationally on CBS American Latino
Television educational show in April 2006. Imagen Award Winner 2003, 2004 and 2005
E.A.S.T. East Austin Studio Tour, group exhibit, Culturas de ARTe Art Gallery, Austin, Texas
2006 Opening the Night, solo exhibit Gas Light Theatre, Lockhart, Texas
ALS Annual Benefit, Donation, The Busby Foundation, Austin, Texas.
Amor de Mexico, solo exhibit - Culturas de ARTe Art Gallery, Austin, Texas
2005 Rare and Fine Wine Auction, Donation, The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas, Austin, Texas.
Enjoy Fine Wine 36 x 48 Oil Painting.
Busby Foundation Kick-off, Donation, the Busby Foundation of Austin, Texas
Friend for Friends 10 x 12 Mixed Media - acrylic, oil stick and prisma graphite.
Black and White Meets Color, solo exhibit - Culturas de ARTe Art Gallery, Austin, Texas
2004 Toma mi Corazon, Donated artwork to the Auction, La Pena Gallery, Austin, Texas.
Mi Alma My Soul, solo exhibit, La Pena Art Gallery, Austin, Texas.
Festival of Los Plantas, solo exhibit Las Matas, La Pena Art Gallery, Austin, Texas.
1997 Mariachi Estrella CD production; Art Director, Cover Cement Sculpture and Photography.
1996 Songs of the Homeland VHS 4 color design/direction for Galan Production, Inc., Austin, Texas.
1985 Daughtery Art Center Cinco de Mayo annual exhibition with a group of well known and
established Austin artists, Sam Coronado, Santa Barraza, Sylvia Orozco (Director of Mexic-Arte
Museum of Austin), Master Painter Pio Pulido of Mexico City.
Education1978-1982 Austin Community College Commercial Arts program,
University of Texas Fine Arts School program.
1983 Studied under the instruction of Master Painter and Sculptor Prof. Pio Pulido from the
University of Mexico City, Mexico
1985 Allende Instituto de Arte, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.
2001 Studied Abroad, Mentored by Grandmaster Painter Rodolfo Morales of Ocotlan de
Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico