I am a left-handed Mexican-Amaricón artist living in New York City. I was born in the high deserts of Zacatecas, Mexico and raised in the mean streets of Chicago's north side . My family immigrated to the states when I was two years old. Coming from a working class family with very little means, I learned to be creative and make do with what I had. I consider that the building blocks to my artistic path. It wasn't until I was in my mid 20s when I started "making" art. That is when I discovered photography and the floodgates opened since.
I returned to school at 33yrs old and received my B.A. from The City College of New York where I studied studio art. As an artist, I am constantly looking for ways to counteract the flatness that’s inherent to the medium of photography: weaving, folding, cutting, interlacing prints or collaging are all different attempts at realizing that goal. Recently those same techniques and actions have been transferred over to ceramics, wood and textiles where I am constantly pushing these materials' boundaries.
I am a double Virgo with Scorpio moon, so I'm sensitive, methodical, inquisitive, productive and full of emotions...I'd like to think that being an artist was written in the stars. It seems like the older I get, the less I can sit still. If I'm not on my table saw, sewing machine, at the print shop, riding my bike, out dancing or standing on my head in yoga class then I must be sleeping.