EDUCATION2016Career Technical Education Credential in Arts, Media, EntertainmentUniversity of California Berkeley Extension
2010Single-Subject Credential in Visual ArtEast Bay State University Hayward, CA
2006MFA in Painting and DrawingCalifornia College of the Arts San Francisco, CA 
2002BFA (Magna cum Laude) in Painting, Drawing and PrintmakingUniversity of Michigan School of Art and Design Ann Arbor, MI 
2001Kyoto Seika University Research Student (3/01 to 8/01)Kyoto, Japan
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE2012 – PresentDirector, Visual and Performing Arts Academy; 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
•Served as faculty advisor for the school’s Gay-Straight-Alliance (GSA)
•Served as Skyline Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) District Liaison from 2014-Present
•Mentored new teachers through Oakland Unified School District’s Induction program 2012-2015
•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
GALLERY AFFILIATION2019-PresentGearbox Gallery – Member artist and manager
770 West Grand Ave Oakland, CA 94612

2014 -2016
Betti Ono Gallery
1427 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612
2015 – 2016Oakstop Gallery
1721 Broadway #201 Oakland, CA 94612
2008 – 2016Pro Arts Gallery (Member Artist)
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA
SOLO & 2-PERSON EXHIBITIONS2020Necessary Mutation; (with John Damian Boychuk); Gearbox Gallery; Oakland, CA
2018If We Witness Growth (featured artist during summer show); SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2017
The Unprepared Eye, EBMUD Gallery, Oakland, CA
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 EXHIBITIONS2019Member Feature Shows(Monthly); Gearbox Gallery; Oakland, CA
Patterns of Influence: Artists Who Teach; The Painting Center; New York City, NY


2018
Abstract Preferences; NIAD Art Center; Richmond, CA

2014
30×30; Blue Line Arts Center; Santa Rosa, CA

2013
Slide; Joyce Gordon Gallery; Oakland, CAGrand Opening Exhibition; NextSpace Co-working; Berkeley, CA and San Francisco, CA

2011
Soft Fracture; Andalu; 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 EXPERIENCE2013Slide; Joyce Gordon Gallery; Oakland, CA (Co-curator with Eric Murphy and Nicole Dixon)
COLLABORATION2012House 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.
RESIDENCIES2006Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture),  Tlacolula, Oaxaca, Mexico
AWARDS2006Center 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 COMMISSIONSSantiago-Massano Family Cordoba, Argentina (Private Collection)
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
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