To be queer is to refuse to be compartmentalized; to create art through the same philosophy is to transcend its queerness to the art object.
 
I am interested in countercultures- whether that be in the Austin,Tx area or in any other place I may encounter. I am interested in the complexities of identity as well as the passion that drives people to represent themselves a certain way. 

I celebrate eccentricity and individuality, and support LGBTQ communities. 




"Queer aesthetics make use of the ambiguities that temper the politics of representation and bring about new possibilities for the distribution of the sensible world"
-Jacques Rancier


Exhibitions:

Previous:

Group exhibition: Strangers, Black Moon Print Gallery, Blue Star Arts Complex, Opening Reception March 3rd, 2017 San Antonio, Texas

Group exhibition: FLUX, Thesis II Exhibition, Texas State University Galleries, December 5th-9th, San Marcos, TX, 2016

Group exhibition: There is No Truth in Photography: Reality and Perception, November 9th, Sabinal, Texas State University, 2016

Group exhibition: Untitled, Sweet Peach Collective, K23 Gallery, San Antonio, TX, September 17-24th 2016

Group exhibition: Hindsight, R Gallery, San Antonio, TX, May 2016

Group exhibition: The Shadow of a Future, R Gallery, San Antonio, TX, April 2016 

Solo exhibition: The Art of Conversation, Art and Design Building, Texas State University, March 2016

Solo exhibition: Fever, interim office gallery, Art and Design Building, Texas State University Feb 2016

Group exhibition: Moments in Time, R Gallery, San Antonio, TX Dec 2015

Group exhibition: Home Away from Home, Stellar Café, San Marcos, TX Sep 2015

Group exhibition: Loft Light Studio, El Paso, TX 2011

Group exhibition: Chucollective, Camino Real Hotel, El Paso, TX 2010


Education:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Texas State University Graduation: Dec 2016

Summa Cum Laude, Middle Grey Photography Association, Deans List, Council of Scholars

Major studies in: photography and art theory, digital and studio photography

Minor studies in: art history, history of photography,queer theory


Experience:

Gallery Preparator and Social Media Administrator , Texas State University Galleries, Texas State University 2015-2016

Teacher Assistant, Art and Design School, Texas State University 2015

Artist Apprentice/ Photo Editor, Denise Prince www.deniseprince.com 2014-2015

Volunteer photographer, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX 2014-2015

Afterschool Enrichment Instructor: Digital Photography, AISD Austin, TX 2014

Freelance Photographer 2009-Present


Other Skills/Volunteer:

Latinitas guest speaker, 2016
Study Abroad Mexico City, Faculty led by Mark Menjivar and independent curator Leslie Moody Castro, Texas State University, July 2016
Queer Bomb (non-profit LGBTQ organization),  Austin, TX volunteer/photographer 2016
Animal Facts Club, performance photographer, 2016
Fotofest International, Portfolio Review,  Student Observer Program, Session 1, 2016
The Art School at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX - Teacher Assistant Volunteer, 2015
Euphoria Music Festival photographer, 2014/2015
Art Outside Music Festival photographer, 2013
Bilingual: English/Spanish Fluent
other: Painting, Drawing, Collage, Video


Grants:

Dallas Museum of Art, Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund, 2016
Study Abroad Scholarship Fund, Mexico City, 2016
International Education Fee Scholarship, TXST 2016
Retired Faculty and Staff Scholarship, TXST 2015
Tuition Grant, TXST 2015/14
Federal Pell Grant 2015/14


Features:

Disonare, a bilingual arts publication from Mexico City, 2017
Persona, Plants at Night series, Literary & Arts Magazine of Texas State University, 2016
American Photo Magazine, Online publication , 2013 


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