ARTIST STATEMENT
 

Captivated by the language of institutional systems of display and the power of placement, I create mixed media sculptural installations as a way to reevaluate this methodology. I intend to highlight the mechanisms that are used to present and define objects by giving voice to often overlooked yet ubiquitous details such as pedestals and supports systems. I embrace this notion as a forethought and make it the center of my artistic practice.

Using a combination of materials such as metal, wood, wax, and delicate elements like thread, compositions are constructed to settle between the material’s logic and mine. The process juxtaposes rawness and refinement, and amorphous objects against calculated structures. Guided through the aesthetics of geometry and tensegrity, the works are conceptually and formally related through balance and precariousness.

The artwork intends to address objects as being delicately held, supported, or revealed as discoveries. By portraying these relationships, I create sculptures that are made for each other, holding themselves in place. 

 

CV


Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Lives and works in Oakland, CA

Education

2016         B.F.A in Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
2013         A.A.S in Fine Arts, Cum Laude, Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Solo Exhibitions

2017          How to Stand, Mamey Galería, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  (Forthcoming)
                    
Acrylic God Particles, 
Hoi Polloi Brewing Taproom and Beat Lounge, Berkeley, CA (Ongoing)
2016          Skeletons and Experiments, San Francisco Art Institute quad, SF, CA
2015          God Particles, Still Lights Gallery, SF, CA
2014          Filogenia, Quinta Dominica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017         Art Book Show, Bass & Reiner Gallery, SF, CA
                   Calculate your Volume, Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, CA
2016          Portrayal - Graduation Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, CA
                   10 Second Works, Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, CA
                    Material Bodies, Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, CA
                    Encrypted Objects, Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, CA
                    Anniversary Exhibition, Casa Quien Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2015          Mixed Media, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA
                    More Than One Way, Southern Exposure Gallery, SF, CA
                    Continuously Present, Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, CA
                    Sculpture Show, Ashby Residence, Berkeley, CA
                    Cosecha, La Alpargateria, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
                    Art and Poetry, Adobe Books, SF, CA
                    New Genres Salon, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA

Awards & Distinctions

2017         Recognition of Academic Achievement Award, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
                   Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award , The Sculpture/Ceramics Program, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
2016         Fall Honor Studio Award, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
                   Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award , The Sculpture/Ceramics Program, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
                   Spring Honor Studio Award, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
                   Re-elected Student Representative of Sculpture Department, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
                   Nominee, The International Sculpture Center (ISC) Outstanding Student Achievement Award
2015         Recognition of Academic Achievement Award, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
                   Elected Student Representative of Sculpture Department, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
                   Artist Residency, Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2014         Portfolio Achievement Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA 2014-2016 2011
                   Architectural Drawing Certificate, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Bibliography

2014           MDMA magazine - October publication - Dominican Republic