Lens Based Media Artist

Exhibitions

2017

Feminist Roundtable, San Jose Quilt Museum, San Jose CA

2016

SOMArts’ 17th annual Día de los Muertos: “A Promise Not to Forget,” San Francisco CA

“Women Are Perfect!” Galería de la Raza, San Francisco CA

“Yaocihuatl: Warrior Womxn/Latina Photographers” Social Policy, San Jose CA

Society for Photographic Educators LGBTQ Caucus National Film Festival, Las Vegas NV

2015

Glitter Bomb National Queer Arts Festival: Connections 2015, SOMArts Cultural Center Gallery, San Francisco CA

29th “Solo Mujeres” Exhibition Intersectionality, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco CA

“Society for Photographic Educators National Combined Caucus Exhibition,” University of Central Florida Gallery in conjunction with SNAP! You Are Here Orlando Photographic Festival

“Society for Photographic Educators National Combined Caucus Exhibition,” Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans LA

 Society for Photographic Educators LGBTQ Caucus National Film Festival, New Orleans LA

“Photo Alchemy: Alternative Processes in Photographic Media,” Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville CA

2014         

 “Gathering the Embers: Spirit of Home, “ SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco CA

"Photography Now?" Site-specific installation, California Polytechnic State University Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo CA

"Ctrl/Pwr" Digital performance, Gallery II San Jose State University, San Jose CA

"Beyond Scope" Minna Gallery, San Francisco CA

"Lift Off 2014" Digital performance, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose CA

"Beyond Structure" Minna Gallery, San Francisco CA

"Expand" de Young Museum Student Showcase, de Young Museum, San Francisco CA

“Society for Photographic Educators Combined Caucus Exhibition,” Gormley Gallery, Baltimore MD

“Society for Photographic Educators LGBTQ Caucus Film Festival, Baltimore MD

2013        

“My Fucking Face” Video Installation, San Jose State University Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose CA

“Six Show” Group Exhibition, San Jose State University Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose CA

"Stark" Group Exhibition, Gallery III San Jose State University, San Jose CA

2012

“My Fucking Face” Video Installation, San Jose State University Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose CA

"Mitt on Womens Issues" John Pickelle Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose CA

“4x6” Photographic Group Ehxhibition ,Gallery IV San Jose State University, San Jose CA

2009

“MIXX Media” Video Installation, University of the Pacific’s Reynolds Gallery, Stockton CA

Solo Mixed Media Exhibition at Sparrow in Stockton CA

Group Show “From Our Hands,” Reynolds Gallery, Stockton CA

Juried Student Exhibition, Viewpoint Photography Gallery and Guild, Sacramento CA

Photography Student Showcase, University of the Pacific’s Reynolds Gallery, Stockton CA

Teaching

Contemporary Photographic Issues, Lecturer, San Jose State University, Fall 2017

Beginning Digital Photography, Lecturer, San Jose State University, Fall 2017

Beginning and Advanced Black and White Darkroom Photography, Lecturer, Santa Clara University, Spring 2016

Black and White Darkroom Photography, Lecturer, San Jose State University, Fall 2015

Alternative Photographic Processes, Teaching Associate, San Jose State University, Fall 2013

Beginning Digital Photography, Teaching Associate, San Jose State University, Fall 2012

Beginning Digital Photography, Teaching Assistant for Bob Dawson, Spring 2012

Contemporary Photographic Issues, Teaching Assistant for Valerie Mendoza, Fall 2011

Education

Masters of Fine Art in Photography from San Jose State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography with an Art History Double Major concentrating in Critical Theory and Critique Writing from the University of the Pacific

3.88 GPA, Cum Laude, Dean’s Honor Roll

Awarded the Outstanding Senior Visual Artist Commendation and Scholarship for the University of the Pacific’s 2009 Graduating Class

Lectures

“ShftCtrl/CmndPwr: Feminism, Queerness, y Cultura - Resistance and Reclamation in the Selfie Era,” lecturer at the New York Film Academy, Burbank CA 2014

"Ctrl/Pwr: Feminism, Queerness, and Social Justice within Evolving Technologies," lecturer at the Northwestern Society for Photographic Educators Conference, 2014

 “Gun Slingin’ Tarts and Sensitive Cowboys: ‘Johnny Guitar’ (1954)” Pacific Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference, 2009.

 “Marie-Antoinette and the Construction of Royal Feminine Identity in the Portraits of Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun” Pacific Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference 2008

“Cindy Sherman’s ‘Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson)’ of 1990,” Pacific Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference, 2007

Organizing

National Society for Photographic Educators LGBTQ Caucus At-Large Member, elected 2017

Western Regional Representative for the National Society for Photographic Educators LGBTQ Caucus, elected 2013

Body Positivity Project Founder, community art archive, 2012

United Gay Straight Alliance Youth Founder and Co-President, 2004

Publications

29th “Solo Mujeres” Exhibition Catalog Intersectionality, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco 2015

“Photo Alchemy: Alternative Processes in Photographic Media,” Exhibition Catalog Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville CA 2015

"MFA Now” Compendium of Abstracts for the Root Division Archive, San Francisco CA, 2013-2015

"Society for Photographic Educators Combined Caucus Exhibition" Vasa Project ebook publication and online exhibition, vasa-project.com 2014

Iconnu Magazine's Gold Issue, 2014