EDUCATION 2016 Career Technical Education Credential in Arts, Media and EntertainmentUniversity of California Berkeley Extension
2010 Single-Subject Credential in Visual ArtEast Bay State University Hayward, CA
2006 MFA in Painting and DrawingCalifornia 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 -2016 Betti Ono Gallery1427 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612
2015 – 2016 Oakstop Gallery1721 Broadway #201 Oakland, CA 94612
2008 – 2015 Pro Arts Gallery (Member Artist)150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2012 – Present Visual and Performing Arts Academy – Visual Art Department Chair Skyline Senior High School Oakland, CA

•Teach introduction through advanced placement (AP) 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 2014-2017

•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 TeacherOakland 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

•Led 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 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 InstructorCasa 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 AssistantCalifornia 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 Utilities District Gallery; Oakland, CA
2015 To Fortify the Forest; Oakstop Gallery; Oakland, CASTRIATION; Betti Ono Gallery; Oakland, CA

Touching a New Intelligence; Google Headquarters; Mountainview, CA

2014 Unearthed, Unveiled; Betti Ono Gallery; Oakland, CATouching 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, CASoft 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 2013 Slide; Joyce Gordon Gallery; Oakland, CAGrand Opening Exhibition; NextSpace Co-working; Berkeley, CA and San Francisco, CA
2012 Spring Show; JanRae Gallery of the Women’s Cancer Resource Center; Oakland, CAFun A Day; Rock, Paper, Scissors Gallery; Oakland, CA
2011 Exploring Passions (Juried Show); CK Gallery; Oakland, CAAtmospheric 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, CAThe 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, CAAt 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