Born in La Calera Chile, graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 1994. Since then I had been following my passion for photography with explorations into other formats such as mix media, installation photography and video. My passion as a teacher also allows me to transmit the importance of art expression on a free and save environment for my students as it is for me.
"Photography is my own therapy. Art allows me the freedom to explore my inner self juxtaposed to my outer self".
Education San Francisco Art Institute, Community Education ProgramFilm and Print maker courses2003-2004. Southern Connecticut State University, Bachelor of Science in Studio Art,Graduation: May 1994. Teaching Art Institute, 2007 Professional Experience. Visual Art Teacher, Imagine Bus Art Project, Hunters point/bay view neighborhood, San Francisco, CA Teaching and developing digital photography project,. 1st to 4th grade students.Exhibit student work at the end of the program. Exploring on the self-portrait theme. Summer Camp, 2007Art Teacher, Sanchez Elementary School, San Francisco, CATeaching, Introduction to Art, Vision of the Arts (multicultural art class), elementary school levelParticipates with activities beyond the classroom: conducted workshop for parents (how to involve art at home), help the school with fundraising activities. Exhibit students art work. Demonstrates professionalism on a daily basis with students, colleagues, and administration, November 2006 -Present Art Teacher, Comprehensive Art, New Have, CT: Curriculum developed committee, successfulimplemented in the classrooms, Manages classroom organization and environment: selects, purchases, and prepares supplies, supervises student behavior and progress. Develop strong classroom management , 1998 - 2002 Art Teacher, The Neighborhood Place, New Haven, CT: Developed curriculum and taught K-8. Work with a diverse group, multicultural. Specialty skills and experience, worked with students from a variety of racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Taught conflict resolution work shop, Experience teaching all ages: grades K-12. Successfully worked with at-risk students. Knowledge and experience of a range of art media and processes. Fluent in English and Spanish Volunteer ExperienceCurator/ Community Organizer, Mission Art Performance Project, 2004 – Present.Gallerie25, January 2007 - May 2007, San Francisco, CA: Strong connection with a wide range of local and non-local visual artist as well as performing artist. Coordinated the design and renovation of exhibits. Organize community events for cultural inclusion development in the Mission District, working with children and family. Schedule, organizer and Host jazz performance and art exhibits. On-stage speaking skills to large crowds requiring high- level of confidence. Maintain fun, lively and energetic evenings while making sure the event runs smooth Conflict Resolution, Community Mediation Inc. New Have, CT: Conducted conflict resolution workshop at public school and cultural center throughout New Haven, 1994 - 2002 SOLO EXHIBITS 2007 Gallerie 25, San Francisco, California2002 Sernatur, Santiago, Chile.2002 Altares People Center, New Haven, Connecticut.2001 Cuba People Center, New Haven, Connecticut.GROUP EXHIBITS September 2007, 911 al cuadrado Collective, Melting point San FranciscoJuly 2007, my adopted City, Santiago Chile2006, Illusion 5 de Young Museum, San Francisco, California.2006 Tracy Gallery, San Francisco, California.2006 New College, San Francisco, California.2005 Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco, California.2004 The Red Garage, San Francisco, California.2002 8 Reflection on Time, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Connecticut.2002 Save the Water, 70 Studios, New Haven, Connecticut. 2002 La Ventana Abierta Vitrina, New Haven, Connecticut.2002 Edwards Street, New Haven, Connecticut.2001 Open Studio, New Haven, Connecticut.2001 Pitney Bowes, Stanford, Connecticut.
Students work 2007
7 years old
In these sites you can fine some of my work and others