“I am passionate about the visual arts because they provide a platform to convey information using colors, shades, hues, textures, depth, and three dimensionality. There is an immediacy that words could never match. The vibrational qualities of colors and shapes are palpable in my world and I always intend for my art to feel close and warm to the soul. Creating art is a form of meditation and a tool to connect with others in unspoken ways. While studio art is a passion of mine, over the years I have also embraced technology and the wonderful options it offers for creativity. My interests extend to graphics, web design, instructional design, and more.”
I grew up in Mexico City with Mafalda comic books, drawing faces and playing with cats. I came to the U.S.
in 1989 and began my college life in Austin in 1994, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from UT Austin. After completing a
work-abroad program in Paris, France, I moved to San Francisco where I explored administration and
fundraising at the Foundation of the American Academy of
Ophthalmology. I studied animation, graphics, web design, and pursued professional dancing including
salsa and Brazilian samba at the Mission Cultural Center for
the Latino Arts in the Bay Area.
In 2002, I moved to Sedona, AZ, where I explored photography and hiking, as well as native American cultures. I studied graphics and web design at the Sedona Center for Arts and Technology, and collaborated with Canyon Moon Theatre as an Artistic Assistant. I moved to Tucson and completed two semesters of graduate work in digital media at the University of Arizona and worked as a Photography and Drawing Instructor at Miraval Life in Balance Resort. I exhibited in a photography women’s show at Raíces Taller and participated with samba ensemble Batucaxé as a dancer during events such as Tucson Meet Yourself and the Grand Opening of the Rialto Theatre. I also participated in three Odyssey Storytelling events in Tucson which was a lot of fun.
In the summer of 2006, I opened Rinconart Studio and Gallery in Tubac, AZ which experienced moderate success. Besides featuring artwork, I was commissioned various decorative design projects, including murals and faux finishes in Arizona homes.
I was also commissioned by the Verizon Yellow Book to complete a cover art piece for the 2009 year book. The painting “Tucson Glowing” was printed on over 500,000 copies.
I returned to California and exhibited at the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville, for their show It’s the Journey, not the Destination. I also worked on translation projects in the educational technology field. In January of 2013, Rinconart Studio and Gallery reopened in Placerville, California, featuring over 25 local and regional artists. Our gallery won the KCRA A List nomination for best art gallery in Placerville! I also enrolled in a master’s degree program in Instructional Science and Technology from California State University Monterey Bay. Managing both was not possible so I closed the gallery at the end of 2014.
After graduating, my art interests continued in combination with education and technology. During 2015 and 2016, I worked with the Institute for Humane Education translating the content of their graduate and certificate programs into Spanish, a very inspiring project. Education is a crucial element to heal and empower societies. I continue to develop my translation skills, and I am currently pursuing a license as a court interpreter in the state of Washington, and work as a Training Specialist at the Department of Labor and Industries. Recent projects include volunteering as an interim Art Director at the Triad Theater during the winter of 2017. I am creating new art, promoting my online art store, working in my field, and enjoying my time with my human and pet family.