Exhibitions:


2017     Frida @ 110, ChimMaya Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017     Art for Hope, Curated by Nicola Parente & Justin Garcia, Houston, TX
2016     White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX
2016     Mexican Heritage, Shell Corporate, Houston, TX
2016     Art for Hope, Houston, TX
2016     East End Foundation, Houston, TX
2016     Passport to Mexico Central Market, Houston, TX (Juried)
2016     Hispanic Heritage Art Show, Houston Community College, Houston, TX
2016     Dia De Los Muertos Art Show, Café Brasil Art Gallery, Houston, TX (Juried)
2016     Dia De Los Muertos Group Art Show, East End Art Gallery, Houston, TX
2016     Emilio Navaira Tribute Art Show, East End Art Gallery, Houston, TX (Juried)
2015     Explicitly Chingona’s 5, East Art Gallery, Houston, TX (Juried)
2015     Orgullo Mexicano, Talento Bilingual de Houston, Houston, TX, Featuring Irma Infante, Lizbeth Ortiz and Louis Gonzalez
2015     Just Ink 5, East End Art Gallery, Houston, TX (Juried)
2015     Suenos De Los Muertos, Solo Show, Talento Bilingual de Houston, Houston, TX
2015     Dia De Los Muertos Art Show, Corazon De Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Featuring George Yepes and Louis Gonzalez (Juried)
2014     Fire or Ice, Kallinen Contemporary Art Gallery, Houston, TX (Juried)
2013     Frida Art Festival, East End Art Gallery, Houston, TX(Juried)

Festivals and Art Markets:


2017     Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, Houston, TX (Juried)
2017     Downtown Burbank Arts Festival, Burbank, CA (Juried)
2017     Madness on Main, Houston, TX
2017     Brushes and Needles Art Show, Houston, TX
2016     Bayou City Arts Festival Memorial Park, Houston, TX (Juried)
2016     Midtown Art in the Park, Houston, TX (Juried)
2016     East End Street Fest, Houston, TX
2016     First Saturday Art Market, Houston, TX
2016     Independent Art Market, Houston, TX
2016     East End Taco Fest, Houston, TX
2016     Bayou City Arts Festival Downtown, Houston, TX (Juried)
2016     Day of the Dead Art Festival, MECA, Houston, TX
2015     Bayou City Arts Festival Downtown, Houston, TX(Juried)
2015     Annual Frida Art Festival, East End Art Gallery, Houston, TX
2015     East End Tamale Fest, Houston, TX
2015     East End Street Fest, Houston, TX
2015     Day of the Dead Art Festival, MECA, Houston, TX
2014     East End Tamale Festival, Houston, TX
2014     East End Street Fest, Houston, TX
2014     Day of the Dead Art Festival, MECA, Houston, TX
2012     Bayou City Arts Festival Memorial Park, Houston, TX(Juried)
2013     Day of the Dead Art Festival, MECA, Houston, TX
2012     Day of the Dead Art Festival, MECA, Houston, TX
2011     Day of the Dead Heights Art Festival, Houston, TX
2011     Day of the Dead Art Festival, MECA, Houston, TX
2010     Day of the Dead Heights Art Festival, Houston, TX


Private and Corporate Collections:

White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX
Shell Corporate Office, Houston, TX
Precinct 6 Constable Building, Houston, TX
Paul Rodriguez, Los Angeles, CA
Rhonda Rousey, Venice Beach, CA
William Van Buren, Esq., Houston, TX
Bernie Aldape III, Esq., Houston, TX

Press:

2016

Anthony Reed, Featured Story "From Tragedy to Triumph" ABC News 13, November 2, 2016
Kim Hogstrom, "Independence Heights Art Market A Diverse, Friendly Affair", The Leader, July 15, 2016

Charitable Donations:

2017

Art for Hope, Houston, TX
 

2016

East End Foundation, Houston, TX
MECA Gala, Houston, TX
Art for Hope, Houston, TX
Precinct 6 Constable Building, Houston, TX
Marty Vasquez fight against Cancer, Houston, TX
 

2014

Alyssa Martinez fight against Cancer, Houston, TX

Education:

1996, Glassel School of Art, Houston, TX
2009, Studied under Gary Hernandeze.


About Artist

I was born and raised in the barrio of Northside in Houston, TX.  My Artwork is heavily influenced by my Mexican-American Culture.  Experiencing the loss of my mother at a young age I found myself searching for answers of life and death, while struggling to climb out the dark hole of depression.  In my quest I discovered the holiday of "Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead".  Long celebrated by my family, but never really understood.  I found beauty in the bright colors and imagery used to celebrate the lives of family and friends that had passed before us.  I soon began to notice that my work began a transformation that reflected what I was celebrating.  The art I was creating became the route of healing from a long journey of pain and depression.  I had found my answer.  Now I paint in the memory of those that I have and will always love.  Looking forward I want to expand to large scale painting of Murals.  Studying Mexican Artists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Siqueiros, I aspire to Share the voice I have found.