Born in Caracas, Venezuela
Lives and works in Arizona and New York City.

Awards + Honors | Selected Exhibitions | Publications + Media

Education

• 2005 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture - Skowhegan, Maine
• 2004 MFA - School of Visual Arts - New York, New York
• 2000 BFA in Painting - Summa Cum Laude - Arizona State University - Tempe, Arizona

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Selected Exhibition

2010
• Modified Arts Gallery, “Cartograms of Memory” Solo Exhibition — Phoenix, Arizona (November 2010)
• Arizona State University Art Museum, “Open for Business” — Tempe, Arizona (October 2010)
• Phoenix Art Museum, “2009 Contemporary Forum Grant Recipients Exhibition” — Phoenix, Arizona

2009
• Haidian Theater, “Walks of Life” Set design — Beijing, China
Collaboration with choreographer Shouze Ma and Costume Designer Galina Mihaleva

• MonOrchid Gallery, “[opuntia vulgaris]” — Phoenix, Arizona

2008
• The Ice House, “the fiber of the matter / la fibra del asunto,” — Phoenix, Arizona
• SPACES Gallery, "Bilingual" — Cleveland, Ohio
• Museo de Arte Moderno y Centro Cultural de España, “Arte de la Incertidumbre — Entre Muros” — Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
• The Chocolate Factory, “kokoon” — Phoenix, Arizona
• C.A.S Gallery, University of Miami “Entre Muros / Between Walls” — Miami, Florida

2007
• Union Gallery, University of Maryland “Hyphenation” - College Park, Maryland
• Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo, “mobile homes” installation — Leon, Mexico
• Art Basel and Volta, “Brainwashing” performance — Basel, Switzerland
• Instituto Cultural de Leon, “Entre Muros / Between Walls,” — Leon, Mexico
                                   
2006     
• Hardcore Art Contemporary, "Happily Ever After" - Miami, Florida
• Galería Tomás Chávez Morado, "Entre Muros / Between Walls" — Guanajuato Capitál, Mexico
• MASS Gallery, "20 [MB]" — Austin, Texas
• The Convent, “Breaking the Habit” — Plain, Wisconsin
• Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, “New Media Festival” — Miami, Florida
• Exit Art, “The Studio Visit” — New York, New York
• And/Or Gallery, “Tom Moody + Saskia Jorda” — Dallas, Texas

2005
Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, “Traveling Tales” - Masterton, New Zealand
• Entomological Society of America, “Art Wing” - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
• Midway Barns, Taliesin — FLLW School of Architecture, “On a Thread” - Spring Green, Wisconsin
• The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, “Conspicuous Production” - Dallas, Texas
• University of Texas at Dallas, Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery, “Material Support” - Dallas, Texas
• Eyedrum Gallery, “Infusion”— Atlanta, Georgia
• Janette Kennedy Gallery, “ob·serve” — Dallas, Texas

2004
• Galeria Galou, “Big Proportions” — Williamsburg, New York  
• Pool Art Center, Drury University, NYC: Emerge — Springfield, Missouri
• Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Latin American Contemporary — Boone, North Carolina
• West Side Gallery, School of Visual Arts, In a Bind — New York, New York
• Streit’s Matzo, The Matzo Files — New York, New York
• Creative Arts Guild, Transplantation. Adaptation. Globalization — Dalton, Georgia
• The Consulate of Venezuela, em’ pha’-sis — New York, New York
• Visual Arts Gallery, Nine — New York, New York

2003
• Visual Arts Gallery, Strange Fictions — New York, New York
• West Side Gallery, School of Visual Arts, Systematic Structures - New York, New York
• East Side Gallery, School of Visual Arts, Processes — New York, New York

2001
• Kunst in Het Geuzenhuis, Het Beste Werk uit Mijn Atelier — Ghent, Belgium
• Cox Gallery, Drury University, Recent Correspondence — Springfield, Missouri

2000
• Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Revolving — Tempe, Arizona
• Art One Gallery, Emerging Artists — Scottsdale, Arizona
• Mayo Center for Humanity in Medicine, Alternative Space, Mayo + Arizona State University School of Art — Scottsdale, Arizona
• Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Art & Environment — Tempe, Arizona
• Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Scholarship Recipients for Excellence in Painting Exhibition — Tempe, Arizona
• Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Painting & Drawing — Tempe, Arizona

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S O L O OE X H I B I T S

2010
• Modified Arts Gallery, “Cartograms of Memory” Solo Exhibition — Phoenix, Arizona (November 2010)

2001
• Richard Hayler: Artifacts - Dallas,Texas

2000
• Step Gallery, Arizona State University: Fragments — Tempe, Arizona

1999
• Historic Hotel San Carlos: Experimental Patterns — Phoenix, Arizona

Awards + Honors
                                        
2010

• Arizona Commission on the Arts - Project Grant Recipient, Phoenix, Arizona
• Featured Speaker, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2009
• Contemporary Forum of the Phoenix Art Museum Grant Recipient, Phoenix, Arizona
• Guest Speaker for "Stand Up and Pimp Yourself," SMoCA — Scottsdale, Arizona

2008
• Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop Participant, Tucson, Arizona

2006
• Guest Speaker, Museo del Pueblo — Guanajuato Capitál, Mexico

2005
• Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture — Skowhegan, Maine
• Featured Speaker, Colorado State University School of Art — Fort Collins, Colorado
•Viewing Program and Slide Registry, The Drawing Center — New York, New York

2004     
• Guest Speaker, Artists Symposium, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts - Boone, North Carolina

2003     
• MFA Fine Arts Award, School of Visual Arts — New York, New York
John Rise Award for Excellence in Painting — Tempe, Arizona 

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Publications + Media

• Douglas Max Utter, “Being In Two Places,” Cleveland Scene, Vol. 15, Issue 71, 9.16.2008
• Adriana Herrera T., “Fiesta de cierre del festival de Video en galeria Hardcore,” The Miami Herald, 9.21.2006
• Titus O’Brien, “And / Or opens with top talents,” Star-Telegram, 2.12.2006
• Amanda L. Gordon, “Exit Art: The Studio Visit,” The New York Sun, 1.9.2006
• Quin Mathews, “South Side Artists,” Documentary Film with commentary by Rick Bretell, 2005
• Rick Bretell and Karen Weiner, “UTDallas South Side Artist Residency 2003-2005,” Catalog, 2005
• Charissa N. Terranova, “Material Support: Northern Exposure of the South Side Lab,” Dallas Observer, 7.28.2005
• Janet Kutner,“Starter Kits,” Dallas Morning News, 7.25.2005
• Jerry Cullum,“Latin American influences subtle,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 5.29.2005
Felicia Feaster,“All-Embracing Theme,” Creative Loafing Atlanta, 5.18.2005
Alejandra Villasmil,“Artistas Venezolanos en Nueva York,” El Diario/La Prensa, 2.29.2004

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