May 1999School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
B.F.A. with Honors, GPA: 3.27Spring 1998La Facultad de Bellas Artes, La Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.Fall 2000Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, TX.
Certificate as Multimedia Specialist
2011-2014 | Adjunct Instructor at the Sanford-Brown College. Creating curriculum and teaching collage level courses in web-design, animation and video editing. San Antonio, TX.
2013 | Co-Writer/Creator of “La Carpa Garcia” a theater production about my family traveling tent show in the 1930s. Worked with director Joel Settles and youth participants to produce the play at Say Si, San Antonio, TX.
2013 | Mural Workshop Leader working with national participants creating a community mural for the Roots and Remedies conference working towards a Comprehensive Agenda for Healthy Communities part of the Praxis Project based out of Washington, DC held at Trinity University. San Antonio TX.
2011 | Muralist in Clogged Caps 2011 National graffiti festival. Created a mural on the building of the Southwest Workers Union, San Antonio, TX.
2011 | Mural Facilitator for Spring Break Mural Workshop at the Museo Alameda. Facilitated a mural with youth. San Antonio, TX.
2010 | Artist in Residence at el Teatro Campesino. Responsible for design and creation and organizing workshops for community participation of construction of set pieces for “Popol Vuh”, an adaptation of the ancient Mayan creation story as an outdoor pageant spectacle; Dia de los Muertos Proccesion: “Victor Jara” and original play by Lakin Valdez and “La Virgin del Tepayac” by Luiz Valdez. El Teatro Campesino, San Juan Bautista, CA.
2011 | Art Instructor with elementary migrant youth a summer MESA program of El Teatro Campesino, San Juan Bautista, CA.
2010 | Artist in Residence at The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. Reponsible for creation of set design for monthly performances. San Antonio, TX.
2010 | Guest Mural Facilitator working with a community of elders on designing and creating a portable mural celebrating the history of these individuals and community. Bihl Haus Arts, San Antonio, TX.
2009 | Guest Artist for “Semester Program” an Educational Partnership Between Artpace and Louis W. Fox Academic and Technical High School. Lead students in creation of mural on the campus using their own ideas and images. A program of Artpace, San Antonio, TX.
2008 | Facilitator for creation of “Girlzone” a publication of the Studio 4FM young girl empowerment zone. Instruct young girls on content creation, layout design, and software implementation for a newspaper publication. A program of the Martinez Street Women Center, San Antonio, TX.
2008 | Lead Artist on a community mural project entitled “Celebration” at the Casa de la Culturas, Del Rio, TX.
2007 | Lead Artist on mural entitled “Brighter Days” at the Mental Health Clinic off of Zazarmora and Guadalupe St. Sponsored by the Community Mural Program of San Anto Cultural Arts a non-profit community based cultural arts organization located on the Westside of San Antonio, TX.
2007 | Curator of “Backyard Teatro” a carpa-like event to showcase local visual and performing artist.
Honors & Awards
2013 | Winner of the Jose Cuervo Traditional Mural Project. $15,000.00 prize. National Competition of 10 participants. New York City, NY.
2013 | Plenary Speaker at the 2013 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS). San Antonio TX.
2009 | Participant in the Creative Capital Artists Professional Development Workshop, San Antonio, TX.
2008 | Participant in the NALAC Leadership Institute, San Antonio, TX.
2007 | Guest Artist Panelist on “Art for Social Change” workshop at the National Latino Congreso. Los Angeles, CA.
Proficient in both OSX and Windows operating systems; Proficient in all Adobe Creative Suite CS6 applications: web development applications(Flash, Dreamweaver); graphic and print applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design); linear and non-linear editing (Final Cut, Avid, Premier, After Effects); Digital Audio (Sound Edit, ProTools, Sound Forge); 3D modeling (3D Studio Max and some Maya); all Microsoft office applications including PowerPoint and Excel. Versed in Spanish.