EDUCATION

2010

Single-Subject Credential in Visual Art

East Bay State University Hayward, CA

2006

MFA in Painting and Drawing

California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA

2002

BFA (Magna cum Laude) in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

University of Michigan School of Art and Design Ann Arbor, MI

2001

Kyoto Seika University

Research Student (3/01 to 8/01)

Kyoto, Japan

GALLERY AFFILIATION

2014 -Present

Betti Ono Gallery

1427 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612

2015 – Present

Oakstop Gallery

1721 Broadway #201 Oakland, CA 94612

2008 – Present

Pro Arts Gallery (Member Artist)

150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012 – Present

Visual and Performing Arts Academy Co-Director,

Visual Art Teacher

Skyline Senior High School Oakland, CA

•Teach introduction through advanced two-dimensional arts courses with an emphasis on painting, drawing, found material sculpture and printmaking

•Serve as faculty advisor for the school’s Gay-Straight-Alliance (GSA)

•Served as Skyline Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) District Liaison from 2014-2015

•Mentor new teachers through Oakland Unified School District’s Induction program

•Mentor student teachers from San Francisco State University and California State University East Bay’s Teacher Education programs

2006 – 2012

Visual Arts Teacher

Oakland Unity High School Oakland, CA

•Designed curriculum for and taught introduction through advanced placement (AP) visual arts

•Designed and taught the school’s College Preparation course

•Organized school’s Inter-Session event for two years

•Developed a senior capstone presentation rubric

2009 – 2014

“Artists Engaged” Founder and Facilitator

  • Facilitated critiques and professional development opportunities for a multicultural and intergenerational group of artists on a monthly basis

2008 -Present

Visiting Artist & Community Art Facilitator

Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco, CA

  • •Design, facilitate and create collaborative chalk murals with volunteer artists that connect with the museum’s exhibition themes

  • •Taught drop-in family art classes in the museum’s Education Center

9/2004 – 5/2006

Community Student Fellow

Center for Art and Public Life
California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618

  • •Worked as a Teaching Artist in Berkeley High School’s Drawing, Painting and Photography classes

  • •Assisted artist and CCA faculty member Taraneh Hemami with studio and collaborative exhibition projects

4/2006 – 8/2006

Visiting Instructor

Casa de la Cultura Tlacolula Oaxaca, Mexico

  • •Taught art classes to young adults in Spanish in Oaxaca as part of the “Young Artist Explorers” workshop

2005 – 2006

Teaching Assistant

California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA

  • Assisted Professor Mary Snowden teach the Senior Painting Seminar

  • Conducted studio visits with BFA Painting candidates

2017

The Unprepared Eye; East Bay Municipal Utility District; Oakland, CA

SOLO &

2-PERSON

EXHIBITIONS

2015

To Fortify the Forest; Oakstop Gallery; Oakland, CA

STRIATION; Betti Ono Gallery; Oakland, CA

Touching a New Intelligence; Google Headquarters; Mountainview, CA

2014

Unearthed, Unveiled; Betti Ono Gallery; Oakland, CA

Touching a New Intelligence; City of Berkeley Customer Service Center Gallery; Berkeley, CA

The Teeming Rift; Addison Street Windows Gallery; Berkeley, CA

2011

Into the Fragility; Rockridge Library Gallery; Oakland, CA

Soft Fracture; Andalu; San Francisco, CA

2010

The Slow Return to Gentleness; The Conscious Collective; Oakland, CA

2009

Fluid Quest; Spare Room Project; San Francisco, CA

2004

Revisiting Patterns (two-person show);Cafe de Troit; Detroit, MI

2003

Learning to Live with Ghosts; Cafe de Troit; Detroit, MI

2001

Emotional Harvest; Media Union Gallery at The University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Abstract Preferences; NIAD Art Center; Richmond, CA

2013

Slide; Joyce Gordon Gallery; Oakland, CA

Grand Opening Exhibition; NextSpace Co-working; Berkeley, CA and San Francisco, CA

2012

Spring Show; JanRae Gallery of the Women’s Cancer Resource Center; Oakland, CA

Fun A Day; Rock, Paper, Scissors Gallery; Oakland, CA

2011

Exploring Passions (Juried Show); CK Gallery; Oakland, CA

Atmospheric Park Pigments; Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts; Oakland, CA

Preview Exhibition: East Bay Open Studios; Pro Arts Gallery; Oakland, CA

East Bay Open Studios; Jack London Pavilion; Oakland, CA

2010

Expressions of Living; Adobe Art Center; Castro Valley, CA

The Box Art Auction, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2009

Preview Exhibition: East Bay Open Studios, Pro Arts Gallery & Nitty Gritty Studios, Oakland, CA

2008

Turbulent Times (Juried Show); Photo Central; Hayward, CA

At Play (Juried Show); Community Gallery at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center; Berkeley, CA

Aquarelas (Juried Show); JanRae Gallery of the Women’s Cancer Resource Center Oakland, CA

2007

New Visions (Juried show); Pro Arts Gallery; Oakland, CA

2006

Remnants (Juried show); Cellspace Gallery; San Francisco, CA

Graduate Thesis Exhibit California College of the Arts; San Francisco, CA

Oax-i-fornia (Traveling group show); Biblioteca Henestrosa Oaxaca, Mexico; Consulado General de Mexico; San Francisco, CA

2005

Nichos y Recuerdos (Juried show); Mission Cultural Center,

San Francisco, CA

2004

The Fifth Direction (Juried show); Mission Cultural Center;

San Francisco, CA

Revisiting Patterns (Two-person show); Cafe de Troit Detroit, MI

Intergenerational Project;Ellen Kayrod Gallery Detroit, MI

Witness and Testify; group show, 4731 Gallery Detroit, MI

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2013

Slide; Joyce Gordon Gallery; Oakland, CA

(Co-curator with Eric Murphy and Nicole Dixon)

COLLABORATION

2012

House of Matter; Nicole Klaymoon’s Embodiment Project; Mission Dance Theater; San Francisco, CA

•Created a series of paintings that served as projections in a multimedia dance, spoken word and vocal performance .

RESIDENCIES

2006

Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture),  Tlacolula, Oaxaca, Mexico

AWARDS

2006

Center for Art and Public Life Grant

2005

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2002

Faculty Award, University of Michigan

2002

William H. Lewis Watercolor Award

SELECTED COLLECTIONS and PRIVATE COMMISSIONS

Phinney-Firminger Family Durham, NC  (Commission)

Linden Keiffer San Leandro, CA  (Private Collection)

Chia-Ling Yu and Dan Stratton Chicago, IL  (Private Collection)

Nancy Stevens Indianapolis, IN (Private Collection)

Wolfe Family Milwaukee, WI (Private Collection)

Gerardo de la Barerra Oaxaca, Mexico  (Private Collection)

Petkoski Architects Detroit, MI (Commission)

Ford Motor Company Family Center Detroit, MI (Private Collection)

REFERENCES

Available upon request