I am a Latine interdisciplinary a/r/tographer (artist, researcher, teacher), curator, and community organizer who is deeply passionate about Mother Earth and empowering others in their healing, creative capabilities.
My mission to share the transformative impact of creativity has brought me to work around the globe with various marginalized communities. I am proud to say that projects with different community groups have resulted in small handicraft businesses, education resources, international arts educator trainings, a world-wide community of peers, and a fortified desire of mine to perpetuate arts and wellbeing education access.
As an a/r/tographer, I practice "living inquiry," and chase questions about my own place, Indigenous wisdom, dreams, cognition, and behavior. My artwork is augmented by the sensitive duty of being a Teaching Artist working in social justice. In line with restorative social practices, my artwork is healing in its own making, and stems from reflections on lived and dreamt experiences, as well as contemplative methods.
I have taught as a Teaching Artist at many art centers, and has worked in Art Direction in Ireland and Thailand. I am an alumna of Ireland's higher individualized education institution, Uversity, where I earned a self-designed Master of Arts in Creative Process, focusing in Art Therapy and Art Education, as well as a supplemental degree in Global Development Through Arts. I am an alumna of the Rhode Island School of Design, where I was awarded a degree in Painting, and focused in the History of Art and Visual Culture.
I am currently based in Chicago, USA.