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Profile: I am a designer and artist with years of experience creating art in various forms, including fashion, costumes, photography, painting, indoor and outdoor public art. I'm also a published poet. I love being able to create art that invites viewers to look closer and experience inspiration, joy and/or excitement.

Awards:        NAACP – 1991 BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Education:   AA Degree - Fashion Institute of Designing and Merchandising

Skills:            Creative, Knowledgeable, Mixed media, Organized, Communication, Teamwork, Meeting                           deadline & budget, Critical thinking Handy-person & construction skills, Photoshop,                                     Photographer & published poet, Resilience.

Artwork and exhibits:

2012               Venice Spring Fling 2012 - Group exhibit, Photographs and Paintings

2013               Studio M, “Evolution”, Solo exhibit of paintings, costumes and live models representing

                       my paintings

2014               Building Bridges Art Exchange

                            “Feminine Mystique”, 5 artists Group Show, “Woman Series”

2015               Manifesto Café

                            “LOVE - IS”, Solo photography exhibit and an interactive painting piece.

                            “LOVE- IS” Acrylic on stretched canvas, 73” x 33.5”

2021               La Tierra de La Culebra Art Park , “Fools For Hope”, group exhibit- May 22 - June 19th 2021

                            “BOUNTIFUL“– 6.5” x 8.5” Digital Photography

                       Ave 50 Studio, “What A Gift” – Group exhibit - Nov 2021- Jan 2022

                             Art installation and dance performance of “Pandora’s Box”

2022               Figueroa St. btw Ave 55- 60, “Good Fences” K Rail Art Installation, 16 select artists

                            “DIA DE LOS MUERTOS” – 234” x 29” – Digital Photography Art

2022               Ave 50 Studio, “SHADE IN L.A.” - outdoor installation group exhibit – “PRICKLY PEAR”-3D art

2022               Ave 50 Studio, “DISCOVERY TOUR” -  group exhibit – asst pieces of 2d and 3d art

2022               Guerrero St between Duncan & Ave 28 in San Francisco,

                             “SOWING THE SEEDS OF HOPE”- 44’ x 6’ Mural

2022               The Nature of Cities, online exhibit “SHADE IN L.A.” - “PRICKLY PEAR”- 3D art

2022               Gateway to Nature Center at El Pueblo DTLA,  “SHADE IN L.A.” –PRICKLY PEAR”- 3D art     

2023               Thomson Fine Art Gallery, Schmidgasse, 4 6300 Zug, Switzerland

                              “ALTERNATE REALITY” – Digital Photography Art, group exhibit

2023                Lelie Galerji, Leliegracht 16, 1015 BW Amsterdam, Netherlands

                              “A COLD FLAME” - Digital Photography Art, group exhibit

2023                Casa Del Arte, Costa d’En Brossa 4B, Palma Spain

                              “VIRGIN DE GUADALUPE 3000” – Digital Photography Art, group exhibit

2023                Art Lab Gallery 

                              “INTERFACE 5.0”, “WHO AM I”, “DINNER PARTY” – Digital Photography Art, group exhibit

                              “TEA PARTY”, “FLOW”, “JOY”

2023                Ontario Museum of History and Art, “We The People”- Feb 2-April 16

                              “ERACE-ISM” Video collaboration

2023                20th Century Women’s Club 120 yr celebration, “BRA VADO”- Feb 23-March 5

                              “SIGN OF THE TIMES” Multimedia painting                                                                

2023                Creative Arts Group,  “ART IN BLOOM” 108 N. Baldwin Ave Sierra Madre - group exhibit       

                              “MASK BALL”

2023                “Colorium” Group Exhibit and Publication

                              “SILVER SCREEN GODDESS-RED”, Digital Photography Art, group exhibit

2023                 Audubon Center at Debs Park, “Within/Without: Windows to an Inclusive Future –

                               " INCLUSIVE" 46” x 66” -multi-media 3d outdoor installation May - June

2023                 Checker Hall Lodge, “Artapalooza”-Pop up Gallery, group exhibit

2023                 Brand Library and Art Center, “Brand 51”, Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on                                       Paper July-September “WHO AM I?”

2024                 Galerie Diderot Chateau Orquevaux France, permanent collection, “INTO THE HOLE” and

                                 “YOUR LIFE IS A SOAP OPERA”, Digital Photography Art

PUBLISHED POEMS:

L.A. Art News/Poets Place

http://laartnews.com/poetsplace

2020 -2024                                                 

PUBLISHED ART:

2020- 2023

City of L.A. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, May Program guide

City of L.A. LGBTHM Heritage Month, June Program guide

City of L.A. Latino Heritage Month, July Program guide

https://culturela.org/programs-and-initiatives/dca-publications/

2024

City of L.A. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, May Program guide

City of L.A. LGBTHM Heritage Month, June Program guide

City of Los Angeles Heritage Month Celebrations - Department of Cultural Affairs (lacity.gov)

Dance Performances

Youtube links for Dance Performances:

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2rbn1qZGvy7dZgxpZyDtpTz1kPCp7htp&si=LERLPBA8GI-d5_DV

  • Dance garden Dance Studio, Spring and Winter Performances                                                                              2016-2021

  • FOOLS FOR HOPE- Exhibit at La Tierra De La Culebra Art Park                                                                               2021

  • WHAT  A GIFT – Exhibit at Ave 50 Studio                                                                                                                      2021

  • Ahiah Spirtual Center – A Dancing Celebration of the Worlds Signs                                                                       2022

  • James Armstrong Theater – Celebration                                                                                                                      2022

  • A Very Special Art Day Community Festival. At the Music Center                                                                            2022

  • SHADE IN L.A. Opening exhibit performance at Ave 50 Studio                                                                                2022

  • DEAF NATION – Las Vegas Deaf convention – 3 dance performances                                                                  2022

  • BAY AREA INTERNATIONAL DEAF DANCE FESTIVAL – Celebration dance performance                                  2022

  • Genesis Studios – Live improv performance                                                                                                                2023     

  • SHAPES OF SPRING 2023 – group dance performance                                                                                            2023

  • Audubon Center, “Within/Without: Windows to an Inclusive Future – Interpretive dance                                 2023

  • WeHo Pride Festival, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”                                                                                                                   2023

  • What Do You See, What Do You Hear?                                                                                                                         2024

Producer/Festivals - Live Events

  • 2024- Artistic Director and Curator of WHAT DO YOU SEE, WHAT DO YOU HEAR? Urban Meets Nature, Dance and music event at the Audubon Center at Deb’s Park

  • January 27th 2017 - Open Floor Improv Experiment

  • February 8th 2014 - Luscious, Music Art, Live Body paint Art Event 

Luscious Productions | Los Angeles CA | Facebook

Luscious Productions (notjusttheordinary.wixsite.com)

https://www.facebookcom/lusciousproduction/posts/10152113453948467

  • June 15th 2013 - Evolution

Studio M, 7110 Laurel Cyn Blvd North Hollywood, Ca 91605

(1) EVOLUTION, Music and Art! | Facebook

  • Spring Festival April 28th 2012 - Santa Rosa Charter Academy 3838 Eagle Rock Blvd 90065

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Spring Festival April 9th  2011 - Santa Rosa Charter Academy 3838 Eagle Rock Blvd 9006

Artist Residency

June 3-30th-2024

  • Chateau Orquevaux, 18 Grande Rue Orquevaux France 52700

Artwork created during residency:

Digital Photography Art:

Series:                   

MIRROR MIRROR  -  ASCENSION  -  MOTHER OF CREATION  -  REBORN  -  KRUCIAL THE KLOWN   

NOT ONE OF US   -  STILL LIFE     -  STRANGER THINGS         -  DRYAD

Paintings:          

“INSPIRED” - 74” h x 44” w – Mixed Media-Acrylic and feathers on Sheer Chiffon

            “Positive Body Image” -painted wearable art, ballroom gown and gloves     

Poems:           

“IT’S ONLY NUMBERS”         “WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED?”          “AN ARTIST”  

Dances:

ORQUEVAUX                                               

  • In front of wood sculpture on building by Chateau OrqeuvauxSoundtrax: STREET DOG by Mgawqgt

  • Dance at the Gardeners HouseSoundtrax: FIX YOU by Canyon City

  • Dance in the stone garageSoundtrax: KILL FOR YOUR LOVEby Labrinth

  • Dance at Odell’s roof patioSoundtrax: UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN by Hermanos Guttierrez

  • Dance at Eglise Saint AndreSoundtrax: SWEAT by RY X

  • Dance in front of an old wood benchSoundtarx: AMELIE by Andre Vanzo

  • Dance in weeds in front of wood garageSoundtrax: DIVINE PASTTIME by Radhe Krishna

  • Dance at Eglise  Saint AndreSoundtrax: SHAHMARAN by Sevdaliza

 

PARIS- MONTMARTE- SACRE COEUR

  • Live performance dance at Sacre Coeur

Soundtrax: PYTHIA by Amanati

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