I’m a first-generation US born, Mexican Indigenous woman. I picked up a camera as a response to preserve and reconnect to my community after a year hiatus from my art practice.
My photography is about documenting and creating a connection to my community. I want to connect to people who have similar struggles, pains, desires and dreams. I use my camera as a storytelling tool to document people and places that I encounter in my life.
I graduated from the California College of the Arts with a BFA in Fashion Design and Art in Community. During my time at CCA I took a mentorship with Professor, Human Rights Activist and Artist, Claudia Bernardi, where I learned how to bridge my art practice to create art in community.
For many years I worked as an Art Teacher and Counselor with foster care youth, migrant youth and adults with developmental disabilities. I created art classes and workshops for behavioral rehabilitation, healing and artistic expression. I advocated and collaborated with community organizations. I also got the opportunity to curate and show my students work in galleries and museums.
I have shown my work in varies galleries and centers. I have made costumes for the stage, worked in medium size fashion houses and I have styled wardrobe for films and fashion shoots.