I am a multimedia artist and culture producer originally from Mexico but with deep ties to California's Central Valley and Delta regions. I obtained a Bachelor of Art in Studio Arts and a Minor in Art History from the University of California Davis and I am a current candidate for the Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Expanded Media at Virginia Commonwealth University.  
My work consists of objects and installations that employ various media including ceramics, paper pulp, construction materials, textiles, and often text, curatorial and other social projects. I use my artwork to raise questions about power structures and explore cultural identity through narrative and symbolism. I invite the viewer to consider and empathize with the struggle of navigating the immigration system, the process of assimilating to American culture, and the nuances of having an identity that is continuously shaped by capitalism, neocolonialism, and politics. 
My artwork has been exhibited at Axis Gallery in Sacramento, the Sierra Nevada University Gallery in Tahoe, Holland Project Gallery in Reno, CCA Hubbell Street Galleries in San Francisco, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary in Oakland, the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, Museum of Northern California of Chico, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, SOMArts South of Market Cultural Center of San Francisco, among others. 
I have been a recipient of the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Young Space Grant, the Hopkins Endowment for Studio Art Students, the Crocker Kingsley Art Award, and the Herb Alpert Scholarship for Emerging Young Artists. 
Some of my curatorial projects include B.R.E.A.D. (Backing resources for emerging artists democratically), THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU at Axis Gallery, and the California State University, Sacramento College of Arts and Letters Faculty Exhibition. I curated and published visual arts content for Placeholder Magazine from 2016-2017, worked as an Art Handler at the Manetti Shrem Museum, the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, among others, and most recently as an Educator at Verge Center for the Arts.

Recent Exhibitions:
Fragmentos, Garage Door Gallery, Sierra Nevada University February 8 – March 15, 2021
Vessel Fountain, Axis Gallery, October 3 –  31 2020
Overwhelming Ground, Casa Lu, Mexico City, September 17 –  20
Binomial, Chandra Cerrito Art Advisors Residency Space, Oakland CA, June 7 – 28 2019
Blood Mood, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, November 30 – December 10
Roof on Fire, The Holland Project Gallery, April 1 –  May 7
From Aqui, From AllaCP Projects Space, School of Visual Arts, New York, March 25 - April 8 
(Online) Family Matters, Root Division, December 7 –  Jan 4
Producing Space, Outback Arthouse, curated by Zach Clark & Kristin Hough, exhibition essay by Ginny Van Dine, www.outbackarthouse.com/producing-space.html
Past, Present, and Future, a Celebration of Axis Gallery, Aida Lizalde and Janice Nakashima, Axis Gallery, May 29 – June 14 
Everyday People – Curated by Manuel Fernando Rios, Mendocino College Art Gallery, Ukiah CA, February 7 – 29
Latinx: Art Beyond the Border, L.H. Horton Gallery, Stockton CA, October 17 – November 7
Let this be a lesson to you, Ridley Gallery at Sierra College, Rocklin CA,  September 30 – October 17
La Lucha Convergence of Identity, Latino Center for Art and Culture, Sacramento CA, September 21 – December 21
Surroundings, The Barn Gallery Woodland CA, September 5 – December 30
The Glass Cube Project, CCA Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco CA, September 3 –27
Beacon, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA, March 30 – May 17
Pocas Palabras, Axis Gallery, Sacramento CA, March 1 – April 28
The Tallest Part of the Arch, Southern Exposure; Curated by Marcela Pardo Ariza, San Francisco CA, February 15 – March 30
Axis Exchange, Gearbox Gallery, Oakland CA January 10 – February 9

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