Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media Artist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor; Installation artist
My work reflects a passion for exploring patterns in socio-cultural development that define the female condition in contemporary and historical times. Referencing photos of women in everyday scenes, my installations are like modern simulacra, seeking to present an amplified version of realism. The constructions of painted canvases and sculptural appendages capture an isolated moment but carry a sense of timelessness. They reveal a shared humanity between cultures and question the constraints of gender roles.
My digital drawings and paintings are an extension of this concept and expression.
My work has been in New American Paintings #96 and Studio Visit, Spring 2014. My solo shows include “Every Girl Wants To Be Queen” at OUTRIDER Art & Objects, San Antonio, Texas, 2020; Feminine Divine at REM Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 2018; Euroscapes at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, 2014; Dear Garden: Anonymous Letters from You at Gallery 23 UTSA, San Antonio, Texas, 2012; Happiness is Easy at UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas. My group shows include Countdown City,SpaceC7, San Antonio, Texas, 2019; Portrait 2018, CICA Museum, Gimpo-Si Gyeongi-do, Korea; 300 Common Currents 2018, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas; Meet The Future, McNay Art Museum, 2016; Conversations, French and Michigan, San Antonio, Texas, 2015; Women and Politics, AP ART Lab, San Antonio, Texas, 2015; Another Layer: Selections from the Portable Works Collection, Alliance Gallery, Houston Texas, 2014; Amalgamations 25: 28 Artists for 25 Great Years at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, 2010. My work is included in the Saatchi collection in London; Houston Art Alliance for Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas; Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio, Texas; UTSA Collection San Antonio, Texas and other private collections.
San Antonio has been important to my development as both a person and an artist. When I moved here two decades ago, I was a young mother with two infant daughters and trying to find my way as an artist. As the daughter of immigrants, I had never lived more than 30 miles from my childhood home in Scaggsville, Md. Moving to San Antonio broadened my world, and I have been fortunate to travel to points here and far, finding my faith in people and places along the way. My daughters are now women. My stories are now a part of their memories.