I received a BA in Fine Arts from California State University, Northridge (1975). During my time at CSU, I was given an internship in Mexico to study Muralism, I also studied pre-Columbian art.
After graduation, I helped develop the Public Arts Center of LA/Highland Park. I worked on publications funded by the California Arts Council and later worked as an art director for special interest magazines. I operated a business called "Image Bureau" that provided art and pre-press services. 1998, I returned to Fine Arts, and later social and anti-war activism. 1998, I became an Artist-In-Residence for the California Museum of Photography where I was awarded a distinction in digital arts.
2007: Networkaztlan.com was awarded:"Mención Honorifica Premio Comunidades Transnacionales", "CNCA de Mexico".
2007: Best of Show by San Jose Tech Museum for Digital Murals. Submitted by the California Museum of Photography UCR--Riverside, CA., “Artist-In Residence,”
1995: "Special Mention"I Bienal de Pintura Mexicana y Chicana “First Biennial of Mexican and Chicano Painters”, sponsor--Institute of the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles. Special Mention: Indicating in the manner that digital technique can be accepted as painting. AWARDS:
2007: Webmaster for the networkaztlan.com: An Internet social network, and media group Awarded. "Mención Honorifica Premio Comunidades Transnacionales", "CNCA. Mexico City, Mexico"
2018: Latino Art Museum, Pomona CA. Solo Exhibit. Title: "Transformation" 2014: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Méchicano Arts collection. Washington DC.
2012: La Galeria Gitana. Group Show: From Equinox to Solstice: Reflections on a Mayan Calendar, San Fernando, CA. 2006 Gallery 33. Long Beach, CA. Two-Person Art show. 2005: “Just Another Poster”. UCLA Fowler Museum, Oakland Museum, Merced Multicultural Arts Center, Jersey City Museum, Crocker Art Museum, and La Raza Galería Posada. 2005: Returning to Aztlan, The dA Center for Arts, Pomona, CA 2000: Gallery 57, Pomona, CA. Group Show—The Millennium Exhibition. 1999: Miller Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA. California Blends: Tradition and Change. Mural commission: Youth Project.
1995: Galeria Las Americas, (Linda Vallejo Gallery) Los Angeles, CA. Group Show, —"Sol de Verano”.
1999: Downtown Pomona Mural Program: Third and Thomas Street, Pomona CA, "Spider Woman," 4' x 8'. Acrylic on Plywood. 1999: Fairplex@Miller Sheets Gallery. Los Angeles County Fair. “Mayan Time', 4' x 20'. 1980: Argil Building Material Co., 4754 Floral Drive, East Los Angeles. City Scape 14' x 50'. Assistant Artist to Carlos D. Almaraz. 1976: El Monte Community Center, El Monte, CA. Tree of Life, 15' x 20'. Funded by Los Angeles County CETA Project, 1973: California State University, Northridge, Chicano Studies Department, Sierra North, La Raza Cosmica, 9' x 90', 1972: East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital, Interior: Medical Science, 4' x 40'. Open competition: Mechicano Art Center, ELA.
1970: CSU-Northridge, Old' Student Union., Quinto Sol, 8' x 16',
1977-80. Co-Publisher and Art Direction for "ChismeArte revista", and "201" publication for the Los Angeles Bicentennial Celebration.
1977-80. Founding Member: Los Angeles Latino Writers Workshop, The Public Art Center, LA/Highland Park, Ca., El Jardin de Flor y Canto, Pacoima, Ca., Member: Mechicano Art Center. Sponsorship: Self-Help Graphics, ELA., and "El Concilio de Arte Popular"; State Coalition of "Raza" community art centers and artists.