I create false narratives that attempt to exploit the idea of potential. I aim to lead the viewer to believe that my art somehow “works” or performs some kinetic function or illustrates a scheme of some unknown contraption. However, the arrangements do nothing, they merely act as a stimulus or catalyst. They suggest a situation, or an action that compels the viewer to respond. I feel that the viewers projected ideas of what my work “can be”, or what it “does” is far more interesting than the actual objects themselves.
These last two years have marked a transitional period for me, evolving from installations and sculptures to drawings and collages. I credit this development to the need to explore some of the ideas in an unlimited or idealized context. With drawings and collages I am unhindered by physical limitations such as the actual weight of an object or how safe it is when displayed in an exhibit.
Artist Bio / CV
The III Bienal Ciudad Jua´rez - El Paso Biennial 2013, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX & Museo de Arte Jua´rez, Ciudad Jua´rez, MX.
Young Latino Artist 18, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX.
the Development of Actuallity, Co-Lab Project Space, Austin, TX.
NOW! That's What I Call Art: Vol:1, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Generator: An Exploration in Potential Systems, Gallery I, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Advanced Young Artists at Arthouse Exhibition, Arthouse, Austin, TX.
Universal Capable, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Houston, TX.
Group Hug, Pump Projects Satellite Space, Austin, TX.
Zine Library, Trouser House, New Orleans, LA.
Potential Modulations, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX.
Material &deStructure:The Creative Alternative in Art, PG Contemporary, Houston, TX.
The People's Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX.
MFA Sculpture Department Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute.
Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center.
Marguerite Loya Pearson Scholarship Fund for the Arts.
MFA. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2008.
BFA. The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, 2006.