The Delicate Factory
PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART | PORTLAND, OR || 2016-2018 Master of Fine Arts, Visual Studies Mastery of Visual Arts, fine arts, painting and fabrication, as well as teaching, community engagement and a nuanced understanding of audience interaction with fine art.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON | EUGENE, OR || 2002-2004 Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology Thesis: Observations of Rural, Afro-Ecuadorian Community in Guallupe, Ecuador. Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Undergraduate Paper of the Year.
LESLIE COLLEGE OF ART | BOSTON, MA || 1999 Fine Arts and Painting Accelerated foundations of western, fine art education with an emphasis on Euro-centric realism and realistic rendering, and mastery of various mediums.
UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS | REDLANDS, CA || 1997-2000 Johnston College of Integrative Studies The study of the influences of philosophy, history, religion, and culture in the canon of contemporary art. Minor in Museum Studies.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, PROJECTS, AND LECTURES
United States Forest Service sign restoration Fenn Ranger Station | LOWELL, IDAHO || 2018
NOAA Fisheries Monster Jam Art Presentation | SEATTLE, WA || 2018
On Target, Master’s Thesis Show, PNCA | PORTLAND, OR || 2018
Pecha Kucha 20x20 Ocean Sciences Meeting | PORTLAND, OR || 2018
Artist in Residence Fellowship | NOAA Fisheries, Art + Science Initiative SEATTLE, WA || 2017
Caesura, Group Show, PNCA | PORTLAND, OR || 2017
In The Basement, Solo Show, Gallery B10 | PORTLAND, OR || 2017
The Object Objects, Group Show, B00 Gallery | PORTLAND, OR || 2016
Gift, Group Show, The Lodge Gallery| PORTLAND, OR || 2016
Spectacular Daydream| Illustrated Children’s Ukulele Songbook in collaboration with children’s musician Mo Phillips and the Regional Arts and Culture Council | PORTLAND, OR || 2016
Project Administrator, Syntart Artist Union | PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI || 2016
Our Ocean Exhibit in the Turbine Hall Mezzanine, OMSI | PORTLAND, OR || 2016
Port of Portland, Permanent Collection, Portland International Airport 75th Anniversary Art, E Concourse | PORTLAND, OR || 2015
Project Administrator Facilitating the creation of commemorative artworks of the Colombian and FARC peace process in conjunction with the Centro de Arte Contemporario de Wilfredo Lam and the 2018 Havana biennial | HAVANA, CUBA || 2015
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Production Artist, FABRICA| Portland, OR || 2008-Current
Creating custom art work requires the ability to listen to clients and develop imagery that conveys a message and visual interest for both public and private audiences. From conception to final product, I guide my clients through the processes of creating visual expressions of emotion, decoration, and a valuable object to be admired for years. I manage budgets large and small, timelines, contracts, and expectations to create public artworks, private spaces, signs, paintings, sculptures, and symbols for clients. Strong technical skills, knowledge of mediums such as steel, glass, welding, including laser cutting, pen and ink, and paint. This work requires excellent communication skills, discrete attention to detail, and close observation.
Community Organizer with Fundación Golondrinas | Guallupe Ecuador || 2001&2004
Organized community meetings and implemented design and production methods for economically depressed regions to create independent, agriculture and skill based economies. Painted relevant information on their bus stops, schools and in other public places. Lobbied the Ecuadorian government to recognize Afro-Ecuadorian people as a distinct cultural group. Built terraced fields to abate soil erosion and preserve family farm