Drawing is essential to my artistic practice since it involves a lot of preliminary sketching to the final works that would include prints. Lately, my working processes involves printmaking, specifically, woodblock printing. In producing my designs and abstractions, I’m greatly affected and influenced by Tribal Arts from Africa, Oceania and Southeast Asia. After I have my desired drawings on paper to work from as guides, I carve out my designs and images onto measured, processed and found wood plates to be then printed onto large quality paper. Each woodblock comes with its own individual temperament and workable limitations, which at times, forces me to diverge from the original sketches. The individuality of each wood piece predicates the design it will accept. Through the act of laboriously carving out my design, I engage and explore the different and unique qualities of each specific woodblock. I enjoy that the woodblock process all
Born El Salvador
Art Hump: Gallery 58, Jersey City, NJ. Curtaed by John Crittenden and Steve Gold
16th Annual Postcards from the Edge: Benefit for Visual AIDS, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY.
Extra Screws: Silent Auction to benefit Mullaly Skate Park, Harvest Cyclery Brooklyn, NY.
15th Annual Postcards from the Edge: Benefit for Visual AIDS, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY.
Welcome to Brooklyn, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Ann Hagen
Frenzy: Connecting the dots and shifting away, Studio 1950, New York, NY. Curated by Firelei Baez
Who: LITM, Jersey City, NJ. Curated by Andrea Morin
RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
2013 - 2014
Lower East Side Printshop, Key holder Residency
COMMISSIONS / DONATIONS
Women’s Health. Park Ridge Family Health Center, Brooklyn, NY
Rowan University, Bachelors of Art