Resume

20+ years in consortium arts throughout the state with sponsors like Redbull energy drink and Sony entertainment, this distinct artist is determined to be an asset to any employer or collaborator with emphasis on enrichment of communities with creativity and good clean family fun

Competencies

  • Art instruction for all ages and abilities, including adults with disabilities

  • Assessing student progress and creating goals

  • Mural arts

  • Crafting logos and brand visuals

  • Custom fine art

  • Organizing events

  • Art and design history

  • Guitar 

  • Live painting and performance

Awards and Honors

  • Photography Juror for Marshall Fredericks Museum 2021

  • Photographer for NEA Big Read Kickoff Event at Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum 2021

  • Solo Show at Live Oak (Midland) 2021

  • WeAreCultureCreators Cinco de Mayo Live Muralist 2021

  • 1 of 3 art instructors spearheading virtual lessons for Creative 360 during Covid closure 2020

  • Sponsored Artist in SW Detroit art Collective 2019 (WeAreCultureCreators.com)

  • Assistant to International Muralist 2019 (Sterling Heights Library)

  • Board Member for Exploding Circle of Artists 2019 (explodingcircleofartists.com)

  • Cinco de Mayo Exhibit 2019 (MiGente Magazine)

  • Casa De Rosado Ex Voto/Retablo Exhibit Lansing, MI 2018

Work Experience

Creative 360 / 2020 - Present

Teaching classes to adults with disabilities in drawing, painting, mixed media, woodworking, and dance

Assisting adult students in creating work for special shows and exhibits

Working with the Program Coordinator to plan the annual Fashion Show Fundraiser

Assessing student progress and goals

Working with children for after school programs and art themed birthday parties

Freelance Artist and Designer / 2012 - Present

  • 7+ years Professional Freelance Tattoo Artist 

  • Resident Artist Mexican American Council 

  • Volunteer Do-All Inc. – 1 on 1 mentor for student artists  Commissions (Murals, Airbrush, Painting, Drawing) 

  • Traveling artist and street performer 

  • Art Shows and Events 

  • Mr. Van’s Shoe Repair – Leather Painter

Do-All / 2019

  • 1 on 1 mentoring of individual artists 

  • Leading art projects in drawing and painting

  •  Assisting students in making their work gallery-ready 

  • Helping students reach their individual goals

Dawn Of A New Day / 2019

  • Organizing comic illustration classes themed around queer superheroes

  • Non-profit event organization

  • Outreach to LGBTQ teens