Education:

2017 MFA, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

2013 BA, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX

                                                 

Solo Exhibitions:    

2018 Sopita De Letras, Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX

2018 Tarararara, Dirty Dark Place, Kyle Flea Market, Kyle, TX

2018 Desde El Otro Lado Del Muro, MUSA Alternative Art Space, Laredo, TX

2017 The Things They Carried, Hello Studio, Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX

2017 I Came From Wet: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Terminal 136, Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX

2016 Evaporandome Lentamente, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX

                                               

Group Exhibitions:

2018 Exact Change (Two Person show), San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX

2018 Common Currents, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX

2018 Transmission Reentry, SP/N Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX

2017 TXMX, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas, TX

2017 Double Entendre, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX

2017 Ahora: Young Latino Artists, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX (curated by Alana Coates) (catalogue)

2017 Group Hug 7!, Cement Loop, Austin, TX

2017 33rd Annual Student Exhibition, UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2017 A Happening for Contemporary Art Month, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, T`X

2017 Cam Wow, Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX

2016 Occupy Lone Star, Concrete Gallery, Lone Star Arts District, San Antonio, TX

2016 8K On Broadway, 210 E Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX

2015 Derive, High Wire Arts, San Antonio, TX

2015 Las Cosas, Visual Resource Center, UTSA, San Antonio, TX

2014 Graduate Student Show,Terminal 136, Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX

2014 Alumni Show,           TAMIU Fine Arts Center Gallery, Laredo, TX

2013 conFUSION: Senior Thesis Show, TAMIU Fine Arts Center Gallery, Laredo, TX                                  

 

 

Professional Experience:

2016 Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (Art for Non-Art Majors:Drawing, Fall 2016)                                               

2016 Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (Art for Non-Art Majors: Drawing [Soomin Jung], Spring 2016)

2013-2014 First Grade Teacher, Full Time Faculty, New Harvest Christian Academy, Laredo, TX

2012-2013             Art Instructor, Part-time Faculty, New Harvest Christian Academy, Laredo, TX

 

Awards/Grants/Fellowships:

2017 Wai Ching Lam Best in Show Art Prize, 33rd Annual Student Exhibition, University of Texas at San Antonio

2014-2017 Presidential Assistantship Award, University of Texas at San Antonio

2013 Senior Thesis Research Grant, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX

2012 Lamar Bruni Vergara Scholarship, Texas A&M University, Laredo, TX

 

Curatorial Projects:

2016 Fact: Stranger than Fiction? The Fantastical 18th century Utopia of Bishop Baltasar Jaime Martínez Compañón from Trujillo del Peru, UTSA Special Collections Library

 

Bibliography:

2018 Smart, Jennifer. “Transmission Reentry Reveals the Material of Soft Power” D Magazine, January 25, 2018.

2017 Courtney, James. “A Steadfast San Antonio Presence in Austin’s Annual Young Latin@ Artists Exhibition” San Antonio Current, July 11, 2017.

Sarkar, Christian. YLA 22: ¡Ahora! – Activist Art in Austin, Texas Huffington Post. July 13, 2017.

2017 Rees, Christina and Rainey Knudson. “Top 5” Glasstire, July 13, 2017.

2017 Cruz, Araceli. “8 Texan Artists Take on Identity and Politics in New Exhibit” Mitú, July 18, 2017.

2017 Charur, Malena. “Laredo artists featured in ‘Young Latino Artist’ exhibit at Austin museum” Laredo Morning Times, August 7, 2017.

2017 Charur, Malena. “Artistas locales exhiben en Mexic-Arte” Laredo Morning Times, August 5, 2017.

2017 Dennis, Carly. “Young Artists Reflect on Latinx Experiences in Texas in ‘¡ Ahora !,’”August 5, 2017.

2017 Anderson-Ramos, Sam, “Young Latino Artists 22: ¡ Ahora ! at Mexic-Arte Museum” The Austin Chronicle, August 18, 2017.

2017 Kara Mireles, “UTSA graduate student makes statement about immigration and the American dream with clothing” UTSA Today, online news source for the University of Texas at San Antonio. Published: May 10, 2017, web. http://www.utsa.edu/today/2017/05/mfathesis.html

2017 Elda Silva, “Terminal 136 artist cast off doubts about political work” mySA.com and San Antonio Express News. Published: May 4, 2017, web. Print: May 8, 2017, D-D6. http://m.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/article/Terminal-136-artist-cast-off-doubts-about-11122403.php?cmpid=fb-mobile

2017 Bryan Rindfuss and James Courtney, “Weekend Arts Preview: 10 Shows Not To Miss” San Antonio Current, sacurrent.com. Published: May 3, 2017, web. http://m.sacurrent.com/ArtSlut/archives/2017/05/03/weekend-arts-preview-10-shows-not-to-miss

2017 Blue Star Arts Complex, “Opening: I Came From Wet” Blue Star Arts Complex online database. Published: April 17, 2017, web. https://bluestarartscomplex.com/opening-i-came-from-wet/

 

Artist Talks/Panels:

2018 Exact Change: Artist Lecture, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX

2017 The Things They Carried: Artist Talk, Hello Studio, San Antonio, TX

2017 Ahora! Young Latino Artists 22: Artist Talk, panelist, MexicArte Museum, Austin, TX

2016 Evaporandome Lentamente: Artist Talk, panelist. Moderated by Dr. Amelia Malagamba, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX.

 

Technical Abilities:

2016-2017 Wood shop technician, Art and Art History Dept., University of Texas at San Antonio, TX

(Basic operational and lab safety protocol of various woodworking power tools, such as: table, jig, miter, and band saws; guillotine cutter; drills; routers, and sanders.)

 

Travel/Languages:

Fluent in English and Spanish. Study abroad exchange student in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2012, studying film and communication courses; and Florence, Italy, Summer 2011, studying drawing and film/digital photography courses.