Bio

b. McAllen, TX

Bachelor of Design Communications
Texas Tech University, 2004


Exhibitions

2014
ALIVE (with Karla Camarena), Waas Gallery Show Dallas, TX

2013
Just String It, Waas Gallery Group Show Dallas, TX
Conscious Collective, Waas Gallery Group Show Dallas, TX
Incrementum Alley’s House Group Show Dallas, TX

2012
Pop Up Piano Art Basel Miami Group Show Miami, FL
4 on 4 Jordan Winery Dallas, Rising Gallery Group Show Dallas, TX
Incrementum Alley’s House Group Show Dallas, TX
Art Has Group Show, Kettle Art, Group Show Dallas, TX

2011
Dallas Art Advocacy Group Show Dallas, TX
Incrementum Alley’s House Group Show Dallas, TX
Dallas Omni Hotel Project Dallas, TX
Artist’s Against AIDS Group Show Ft. Worth TX
Ross Vs Ross Rising Gallery, duo show with Richard Ross Dallas, TX
Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Dallas, TX

2010
Duo Show with Hatziel Flores, Kettle Art Dallas, TX
Red Bull Art of The Can Group Show, Dallas, TX
Ice House Gallery Group Show, Dallas, TX
Virtual Fresh Faces 2x2 Group Show, Bathe House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
Christmas Presense Group Show Kettle Art Dallas, TX
Deep Ellum Arts Festival Dallas, TX
Deep Ellum Art Walk with Dallas Nomads Dallas, TX
Kettle Art Portfolio Review, Group Show Dallas, TX
A Summer of Purging Phantoms, Pearl at Commerce Gallery, Group Show Dallas, TX

2009
Clockwork 2 Dallas Nomads Group Show Dallas, TX
Art of Skateboarding Dallas Nomads Group Show Dallas, TX
Deep Ellum Arts Festival Dallas, TX
Deep Ellum Art Walk with Dallas Nomads Dallas, TX

2008
Art of Skateboarding Dallas Nomads Group Show Dallas, TX
Dallas Art & Fashion Show Creative South Art of Skateboarding Dallas Nomads Group Show Dallas, TX

2007
Revolution Number 9 Nine Eye’s Gallery Group Show Dallas, TX
Expanding Horizons Revolution Gallery Group Show Dallas, TX

Statement

Like most American teens in the early to mid nineties, the first time I ever really thought about Iceland, was when Bjork’s Human Behavior debuted on MTV. I became a fan instantly. The second time I thought about Iceland was when I came across the music of Sigur Ros in the film Vanilla Sky in 2001. Again, I became an instant fan. My curiosity was now piqued, about this small isolated country at the top of the world that produced such unique forms of expression at a time when so many things in pop culture had become over grown with sameness. Curiosity gave way to obsession, and in the late spring of 2007 (15 years after Human Behavior) I made my way across the Atlantic and touched down in Keflavik Iceland.


I spent the next six days immersed in a countryside that was a mix of black beaches, plush green hills cut by creeping glaciers and waterfalls, natural springs, and treeless plains that looked like moonscapes. I mingled with the closely guarded, kind, but then exuberantly cheerful locals. I drank beer called Viking and liquor called Brennivin (locally and jokingly known as The Black Death) in a bar made of ice, ate mink whale, and monkfish, and the best lamb I’ve ever tasted. I saw an expressive, artistic, musical modern culture that still held closely its mythologies; like the belief that elves can be spotted at the right time of day in the morning dew. It was a place 3754 miles from home where I found more than a little of myself. It inspired me to translate my experience artistically drawing on the mythology, geography, people, customs and architecture of Iceland culture. This unique place helped me find a unique expression of beauty in the world. I hope to visit it again one day. This work is my tribute to a small place that has limitless possibilities and ideas.