Master of Fine Arts - MFA (Drawing, Painting, Sculpture)
May 2009 New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
Bachelor of Fine Arts - BFA (Studio Art)
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
May 1995 New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
2014 – Present NMSU University Art Gallery Board Member
2006 – 2014 Adjunct Instructor, Las Cruces, NM, New Mexico State University
Drawing and Sculpture Instructor
Instructs – Drawing I, III, Sculpture I, II, III
Assists and Monitors Students for drawing and sculpture classes
1995 – Present, Self-Employed, Las Cruces, NM
Specializes on private and public commissions.
Assists the El PasoCountySheriffs Office - Criminal Investigation Division - Crimes Against Persons in Forensic and Profiling Sculpture
Creates sculptures and paintings with different mediums – paper, charcoal, graphite, acrylic, glass, stone, bronze, metal, wood (table tops to monumental)
Galleries representing art work:
Connie Hines Interior Design- Las Cruces, NM
Charles Inc. Design Studio and Gallery- Mesilla, NM
Marvelous Stone- El Paso, TX
Patio Gallery, Las Cruces, NM (have represented work)
Lazaro Art Gallery, Mesilla, NM (have represented work)
1995 - Present
Private Art Instructor
Conducts studio art classes to the private and public sectors on the following:
2019 The Jane Hotel- New York, New York
2014 Times Square, New York, New York
2013 LACDA- Los Angeles, California
2009 New Mexico State University – Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
2008 New Mexico State University- Corbett Center 2-man show
2007 New Mexico State University Student Exhibition
2006 New Mexico State University Student Exhibition
2004-1997 (September) Arts HOP Charles, Inc Gallery
2004 National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention Conference – Art and Tobacco Prevention Activities – Albuquerque, New Mexico
2003 Garland Appeal Foundation (A Commemoration of the Life of Linda McCartney--- Foundation) – Exhibition and Auction
2002 Sierra Providence Health Network’s/International Museum of Art
2003-1996 IMAR & Marvelous Stone
1999 Glenn Cutter Gallery
1999 Jemez Springs Gallery
1995 B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition – New Mexico State University
1994-1996 ArtsHOP Adobe Patio Gallery
1994-1996 Galleria Lazaro
1993-1999 New Mexico State University Art Gallery
1992-1993 Community Arts Gallery
1985-1987 New Mexico State Fair
1999-2001 Southwest Stone Carving Symposium
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
1994 Vivian B. Head Scholarship
1993 Janet Swanson Scholarship
1992-1994 & 1999 Student Art Exhibition Award at New Mexico State University
1987 New Mexico State Fair Award
1985 Concurso Nacional de Examenes de la Asociacion Americana de Maestros de Español y Portugues - Award
Art Work at Private Collections
USA (New Mexico, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York, Washington, DC)
ARTISTS STUDIED UNDER
Studied under the following Artists:
Jacklyn St. Aubin (New Mexico State University 1992-1995, 2006-2009)
Joshua Rose (New Mexico State University 2006-2009)
Dale Newkirk (New Mexico State University 1992-1994)
Rachel Stevens (New Mexico State University 1994-1995, 2006-2009)
Spencer Fidler (New Mexico State University 1993)
Steve Edwards – El Paso, TX (1985-1988)
Attended Workshops under the following Artists:
Jesus Bautista Moroles – Houston, TX Sculptor (2001)
Rollie Grandbois – Jemez Springs, NM Sculptor (1999-2001)
Jerald Lynch – New York, NY (1999-2000)
Cliff Fragua – New Mexico (1999-2000)
Lincoln Fox – New York, NY (1995)
2005- Present Volunteer with Concilio CDS, Inc.- Civic Engagement programs.
2004 Conference Presenter – Albuquerque, NM - National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention – youth art projects.
2003- Present Fellow for National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention – working with the educational system in southern New Mexico.
1997-2004 Donated several art pieces (sculptures, drawings or other) to not-for-profit organizations, such as the Leukemia Society, NM Teen Pregnancy Coalition, La Clinica de Familia, and Garland Appeal Foundation (A Commemoration of the Life of Linda McCartney--- Foundation).
Designed logo for STD’s Communication Campaign at New MexicoStateUniversity for Master of Public Health Department.
1993 Designed logo for the Adolescent Family Life Program for teen pregnancy prevention program in Southern New Mexico.
1995-Present Gadsden Independent School District – Artist in Residence
1998 – 2004 Las Cruces, NM, Santa Teresa, NM, Sunland Park,NM
Santa Teresa Middle & High Schools Art Education and Tobacco Control, Alcohol Prevention and Substance Abuse Prevention Program.
a.) Introduced new materials and techniques for art projects.
b.) Conducted art history education and art appreciation classes.
c.) Planned, coordinated, evaluated student art exhibitions for SantaTeresaMiddle School, and High School.
1995 – 1998
Peer Education Program, Truth or Consequences, NM
Assisted Health Educator in recruitment of youth ages 12-15 for Peer Education Program.
Conducted presentations and classes on drawing, painting, and sculpture for youth.
Conducted art history education and art appreciation classes.
Conducted presentations as well on youth goals, self-esteem, and substance abuse prevention.
ART EXHIBITION JUROR
2000 - 2018 Juror for the Gadsden Independent School District Student Art Exhibition.
1996 Juror for Art exhibition poster contest for Middle School Students in Truth or Consequences, NM. Tobacco Prevention (topic).