When working in my primary mediums, powder charcoal with gold leaf, I am focused on exploring the idea of sacredness. The sensation of chiaroscuro, of magic, of iconography, and the divine, are central ideas to me when I begin a work.  By using powder charcoal, I erase the dust and watch the figures and forms emerge on my paper just like magic.  After the charcoal stage is complete, I gild each piece with 23 karat gold leaf to adorn halos and the atmosphere. Each piece is meant to make the viewer feel like they are standing in front of a sacred object, both calm and awe-inspiring.  As I continue to develop within this medium, I have begun to add more detail creating a visual exploration for the viewer to become lost within.
In regard to my other studio artworks, if working in oil-paint or watercolor, I am heavily inspired by nature and sound.  I implore the viewer to enter and experience a dreamy landscape or colorful abstraction through the fluidity of saturated mixing colors or playful line work.  I have synesthesia which allows me to experience seeing color(s) when hearing music and certain sounds.   This ability influences both my abstract paintings and colorful landscapes that are meant for the viewer to experience my world and enter their own orchestra of colors and an indulgence of their senses.  

2020           Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pictorial Arts, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 
2020           Double Minors in Graphic Design & Art History and Visual Culture, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
2020           San Diego State University World Campus, Course Study of Weddings and Social Events
2019-20      Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Course study of Art Restoration & Painting, taught in Italian, Florence, Italy
2019-20      California State University of Firenze, Florence, Italy 

2022           Advanced Specialization in Printmaking, Fondazione Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy

2020-21     Gallery Teacher, San José Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2021            Group Exhibition,  XIII Florence Biennale, Eternal Feminine | Eternal Change, Fortezza da Basso, 23 -31 Oct, Florence, IT
2021            Group Exhibition, Holding the Moment, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, 22 March - 24 April, San Jose, CA
2020-21     Group  Exhibition, On the Edge, The de Young Open, The de Young Museum, 10 Oct 2020 - 3 Jan 2021, San Francisco, CA 
2020           Solo Exhibition, Emergence: Coming into Being, Virtual Gallery: Kuntsmatrix, 18 May - 18 June, San Jose State University, CA 
2019            Group Exhibition, Print Symposium, Gallery 8, 30 April - 6 May, San Jose State University, CA
2017            Group Exhibition, Honoring Watercolor Masters, Beethoven Center, 8 April - 11 July, SJSU MLK Jr. Library, San Jose, CA

2020           Cum Laude Graduate of San Jose State University 
2020           Randall Sadler Scholarship 
2020           Robert Griffith Scholarship Fund
2019            County of Santa Clara / Florence, Italy Sister County Commission Study Aboard Scholarship
2019            Study Abroad Program (FLP) with Dr. Josine Smits, 18th Century French Art History, San Jose State University, Paris, France
2018            Dean's Scholar, San Jose State University, CA
2010            Los Angeles Public Library bookmark designer, Los Angeles, CA

2021           Artist Mentorship with Brad Kunkle & special guest Steve Diamant, Director of Arcadia Contemporary Gallery (15 weeks)
2021           Artist workshop with Annie-Murphy Robinson, Charcoal Sanding Technique (8 weeks)
2020           Photographer for student events at California State Univeristy of Firenze, Florence, Italy
2019            Partnership with Bloomster's Florist for the evaluation, procurement, and sale of prints and artworks, San Jose, CA
2019            Bay Area Printer's Fair: Wazygoose, History Park, April 27th, San Jose, CA
2019            San Jose State University Fresh Pressed Printmaking Guild
2018-20      Course study of Italian Language, Saratoga, CA
2016-19      San Jose State University Dirty Brushes Painter's Guild
2014-19      San Jose State University Ceramic Guild

XIII Florence Biennale. Eternal Feminine | Eternal Change. Rubbettino Editore: Soveria Mannelli, Italy, 2021.