ABOUT ME

I am based out of San José, California and have been fortunate to have my work shown in public art spaces, museums, companies, galleries, internet, and editorial publications. For a number of years I was self-taught through the graffiti scene, until I later decided to expand my studies by pursuing a Bachelor in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts.  I have since blended what I absorbed from both experiences to create my current style.  At the moment, I am interested in two types of portraiture that I call, "Topographical Portraiture" and "Type Faces".  Topographical Portraits, are made by stylizing a portrait with topographical lines and shapes in a similar manner to those found through images on geographic maps. Type Faces, incorporate typography and portraiture. I developed these through countless studio sessions, to use as a platform for my interest in social, historic, and cultural hybridity

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Photo by Andrew Tran

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EDUCATION

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. BFA, Illustration


EXHIBITS  / PUBLIC ART

WALL THERAPY
2014 Participant in Wall therapy at Rochester NY one of the premier mural exhibits in the North Eastern U.S. region.

MOVIMIENTO DE ARTE Y CULTURA LATINO AMERICANA (MACLA) 
2014 Annual Bay Area Latino Group Show

OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
2013 Two commissioned murals for OMCA's annual Dia De Los Muertos exhibit

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART
2012-2013 Commissioned mural for the San José Museum of Art

MOVIMIENTO DE ARTE Y CULTURA LATINO AMERICANA (MACLA) 

2013 Annual Bay Area Latino Group Show

MOVIMIENTO DE ARTE Y CULTURA LATINO AMERICANA (MACLA) 
2013 Dual Exhibit with artist Tessie Barrera - Scharaga: 'Assembling the Pieces'

POW WOW HAWAII
2013 Group Exhibit and temporary artist community residence
First Amendment Gallery 2012 Group Exhibit

EMPIRE SEVEN STUDIOS
2013 Community Mural Project

FIRST AMENDMENT GALLERY (1AMSF)
2012 Group Exhibit

CUKUI STORE & GALLERY
2012 Solo Exhibit

KNOWN GALLERY
2012 Sesame Street Group Show

MOVIMIENTO DE ARTE Y CULTURA LATINO AMERICANA (MACLA) 
2012 Annual Bay Area Latino Group Show

POW WOW HAWAII
2012 Group Exhibit and temporary artist community residence

CUKUI STORE & GALLERY
2011 Solo Exhibit

ABOVE SECOND ART GALLERY
2011 Hong Kong, Dual Exhibit with Artist Aaron De La Cruz

1ST ACT SILICON VALLEY
2009 Public Art Project Created a mural for downtown San Jose’s SoFA district.

L.A. COUNTY METRO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
Los Angeles, CA 2009 Public Art Project, ‘Imagine’ Designed twenty panels that were permanently installed as Gateway Arches {8’-5”x3’-2”}, and Seating Modules {8’-5”x2’5.5”}, along the Metro Expo Line, located at Jefferson station is located between U.S.C. and South Central L.A.

DE ANZA COLLEGE EUPHRAT MUSEUM
2008 Exhibition, ‘Le Smoge’

CITY OF SAN JOSE
2008-2009 Public Art Project, I was awarded a contract to fabricate and design an installation located in the youth library section of Solari Community Center in the Seven Trees Neighborhood. The work uses bicycling as a platform to discuss the mixture of Vietnamese, Mexican, and African American cultures located in that neighborhood.

OAKLAND MUSEUM OF ART
Oakland, CA 2008 Exhibition, ‘Day of the Dead Bike’ Co-Created and designed an installation for the museum’s annual Day of the Dead Exhibit.

CITY OF SAN JOSE
2007 Public Art Project, ‘Raza Riders’ Fabricated, and designed a public library table in collaboration with artists Mel Chin, and Matthew Rodriguez.

GALLERY ANNO DOMINI, San Jose, CA
2007 Dual Exhibit with artist Matthew Rodriguez, ‘Lowrider Arcade’ Exhibited custom low rider bicycles, and paintings.

MOVIMIENTO DE ARTE Y CULTURA LATINO AMERICANA (MACLA)
2006 Installation entitled Can Control: Urban Transformers

RED INK STUDIOS
2003-2006 San Francisco, CA various group exhibits