May 12 - 13 , Site: 471
1000 Loyola Drive
Los Altos, CA 94024
For years I was a conceptual visual artist in the commercial world, creating imagery that spoke of brand messaging and humanizing technology. The power of the visual message has always intrigued me. Unlike computers, we are capable of seeing beyond the obvious, absorbing implicit meaning of ambiguity and symbolism. I work within the disciplines of printmaking and painting, using expressive and powerful gestural marks. My art invites the viewer to start a conversation, to explore another identity, and to surrender personal truths. I am interested in exposing the human experience, imperfections and impermanence of contemporary life.
My artwork was selected into the permanent collection of the Library of Congress, awarded Best of Show in the Yosemite Renaissance XXIII exhibit, Best of Show in Politics (Not) as Usual exhibit, 1st place in the Pacific Prints exhibit, and 1st place in the Beyond Cancer exhibit by the Canary Foundation. After graduating UCLA and Art Center College of Design with distinction, I became owner and creative director of Arc & Line Communications. I also taught at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.