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Artist Statement

The core of my practice stems from my interest in locating folk art’s

place in a globalized world. I seek to create a multi-cultural dialogue that

explores the consistencies of visual culture throughout time, beginning

with ancient artisans and extending to contemporary artists. I was

convinced from an early age growing up in Cuernavaca, Mexico that

communities can be sustained through art making. Like the craftspeople

who integrate life into the creation of ceramics and textiles—nothing

less than a certain form of magic—I embrace the imperfections of the

hand-made, the organic forms and vibrant colors which have the

power to remove the individual identity of the artist in favor of a more

universal expression of “folk art.”

By uniting the imagery of traditional Mexican folk art with the vernacular

of urban contemporary art, I’m trafficking in the nuanced relationship

between artistic tradition and global influences, in the process finding

the relationship between community and culture. The lineage of west

coast mural work looms large in my practice: art functioning as a symbol

of resistance, transforming overlooked spaces into something beautiful ; a daily revolution in the form of creating.


Selected Mural Projects


“Patterns of Behavior”, Santa Cruz, CA

“Alcatraces de San Pedro”, San Pedron Square, San Jose, CA

“Cleveland Noir”, Cleveland, OH

Tribune Tower Mural Project, Oakland, CA

“Peonies Over Manhattan”, New York City, NY

“Rosas en el Pie de Monte”, Oakland, CA

“Crisantemos”, Redwood City, CA


“Las Tehuanas”, Kaiser Hospital, Redwood City, CA

“Huitzil”, Capitol Park, San Jose, CA. (San Jose Arts Council)

“Residence”, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

“Alcatraces”, Kebabery II Restaurant, Oakland, CA

“Rosas de Rayas”, Oakland, CA


Stanford Medical Center, Redwood City, CA

“El Amatezote de la Mission”, San Francisco, CA

“Coral es Cultura”, SeaWalls Festival, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

“De Feo Revisited”, ZO Living (Sculptural Mural), Oakland, CA

Hi Fructose Magazine Shop, Emeryville, CA

“El Azuleo”, San Francisco, CA


KTGY Architects, Oakland, CA

POW WOW! Japan, Osaka, Okayama and Kobe, Japan

Uptown Station, Oakland, CA

Kebabery Restaurant, Oakland, CA

“Bangkit Arise”, Several Locations, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Indeed Offices, San Francisco, CA

San Diego Museum of Art, Sand Diego, CA

KAABOO Music Festival, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

“Para tu Nuevo Selfi”, Private residence, San Francisco, CA


Life Is Art Hotel, San Carlos, CA

POW WOW San Jose, Mural Festival, San Jose, CA

Bienale du Lyon, Musee D’art Contemporaine du Lyon, Lyon, France

Province/ Bay 101 Casino, San Jose, CA

Nopalito Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

Shoe Palace, Oakland, Emeryville, and Morgan Hill, CA

KAABOO Music Festival, Del Mar, CA

“Cempasuchitl y Monarca/ Resistencia”, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

“The Rose Room”, Bay 101 Casino, San Jose, CA

“El Cariño que me Das”, Nopalito Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

Miranda Bar, Oakland, CA

Art Attack SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Athen B Gallery, Oakland, CA


Mestiza Taqueria, San Francisco, CA

Samovar Tea Lounge, San Francisco, CA

“Ms. Tica”, Oakland, CA. Commissioned by KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Community Thrift Store, San Francisco, CA

“More to Green than Money”, I Magnin building, Oakland, CA

“Hills”, North Oakland Community Charter School, Oakland CA

“Florezotas,” mural commissioned by Fluevog Shoes, New York, NY

“Amate San Francisco,” mosaic commissioned by SFAC for San Francisco General Hospital

“Azules,” Solespace Shoes, Oakland, CA



“Tejidos,”, murals, Hilton, Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort, Los Cabos, Baja Calif. Sur

“Rosas en Verde,” Nopalito Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

Brown Roses/Electric Frog, San Francisco, CA

“Tejido,” 836M mural Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Blossoms,” mural for Acala Studios, Oakland, CA

Oyster Development Company, VIDA SF, San Francisco, CA

Embroidered Flowers, Corporate offices, Mountain View, CA

Spacepop, Berkeley, CA

John Fluevog Shoes, San Francisco, CA

Various Projects, Giant Creative Strategies, Austin, TX; New Orleans, LA; San Diego, CA

“Florals,” Taco Diner/ M Crowd Restaurant Group, Fort Worth, TX


“Make Your Mark,” commissioned by Giant Creative Strategies/ONYX Pharmaceuticals for

the American Society for Hemoglobin Studies, New Orleans, LA

“Vents,” Embarcadero Realty Group, San Francisco, CA

“Mission Vision,” Indochine508 Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

“Embroidered Florals,” Kilroy Properties, San Francisco, CA

“Amate,” SOMA Street Food, San Francisco, CA

“Geometrics,” Kilroy Properties, San Francisco, CA

“Me Perdonas?” Vanguard Properties, San Francisco, CA

“En Rojo Vivo,” Project1 SF, San Francisco, CA


“Nasturtiums,” Moc10 Consulting, San Francisco, CA

Red Bull “Ride n’ Style” event, Arts Fund, Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, CA

“Bordadito,” Tipping Point Foundation, San Francisco, CA

“Bouquet,” Facebook HQ, Menlo Park, CA

“Monochromatic roses,” Vanguard Properties, San Francisco, CA

“Bosque de los Alebrijes,” Central Haight Business Association, San Francisco, CA


“Golden Tomatoes,” Climate Works Foundation, San Francisco, CA

“Amate, Syracuse,” Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

“Unfolding Cubes/Magnolia,” UBM Corporate, San Francisco, CA

Notable Independent Public Projects 










“Rojo, Blanco y Negro, San Francisco, CA

“Fruit”, SloJoy Coffee, Oakland, CA

“Rosas de Rayas”, Oakland, CA

“Olor a Rosas y Orine”, San Francisco, CA

“Me Perdonas? Otra Vez”, San Francisco, CA

“Rosa Salvage”, Oakland, CA

North Oakland Community Charter School, Oakland, CA

“Rosas Azules, Oakland, CA

“Cangrejo Kiwi”, part of the Sea Walls mural festival, Napier, New Zealand

“Temple Children”, Hilo, HI

“El Unicornio de la Mission”, San Francisco, CA

“El Armadillo,” San Francisco, CA

“Queens Fuscia,” New York, NY

Cherry Creek Bike Path, Denver, CO

1AM Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Casa de las Rosas,” Casa Tajin, Colonia Narvarte, Mexico DF, Mexico

“El Unicornio de la Condesa,” VDM Agency, Mexico DF, Mexico

“La Rosa,” Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

“Cultura de la Mission,” Mission District, San Francisco, CA

Leo’s Club, Oakland, CA

“Roses are Red/Violet,” Oakland, CA

“Alcatraces,” San Francisco, CA

“Yes Deer,” Vynil Cafe, San Francisco, CA

“Geometrics,” Dogpatch District, San Francisco, CA

“Mission Dolores Mural,” recreation of oldest mural in San Francisco (1791), San Francisco, CA

“Mas Flores Tehuanas,” Tenderloin District, San Francisco, CA

“Amate Mission,” Mission District, San Francisco, CA

“Burbank Gardens/Maple Ave. Project,” Santa Rosa, CA

“Flores del Tehuanderloin,” commissioned by the SFAC/SF Dept. of Public Works,

Tenderloin District, San Francisco, CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions






Des-Colores, 1AM Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Mayflowers, Athen B Gallery, Oakland, CA

Flores en Fuego, Joseph Gross Gallery, NYC, NY

Kabloom, Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO

Balance, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

City of Eternal Springtime, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Order, Chaos, Light, Lake Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions





111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Sarah Sheppard Gallery, Larkspur, CA

Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL

La Biennale de Lyon, MAC Lyon, Lyon France

Juxtapoz Clubhouse, Miami, FL

Suggestivism, Hashimoto Contemporary/ Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

Houston Art Fair, Houston TX

Golden State Meets Music City, Rymer Gallery, Nashville TN

Opiates for the Masses, Helicon Gallery, Denver, CO

Local II, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL

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