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BIOGRAPHY

I gradulated with Bacholor of Arts's of Chicano Studies and Fine Arts "Painting" from the California State University, Northridge (1975). During my time at CSU, I was given an internship in Mexico to study Muralism, and the Pre-Columbian Arts.

After graduation, I helped develop the Public Arts Center of LA/Highland Park, and as a participant of "El Concilio de Arte Popular" (a state-wide coalition of "Xicano" artists and community art centers), I worked (artistic coordinator) in production of "ChismeArte" magazines funded by the California Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.

1971–1990, I was hired in numerious commerical magaines as an Associate or as an Art Director.

(An artistic gap in my career as a painter).

1990, I started a business called "Image Bureau" that provided graphic arts and pre-press services.

1998, I returned to practice fine arts. I also became involved in 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.

AWARDS:

2007: I founded the "networkaztlan.com": An Internet social network, and media group Awarded. "Mención Honorifica Premio Comunidades Transnacionales", "CNCA. Mexico City, 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" Biennial de Mexicano and Chicano Pintores”, Sponsor by El Instituto Mexicano–Consulate of Los Angeles.

EXHIBITS:

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”.

MURALS:

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', (Distroyed).

PUBLICATIONS:

1977-80. Co-Publisher and Art Direction for "ChismeArte revista", and "201" publication for the Los Angeles Bicentennial Celebration.

ORGAN IZATIONS:

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, and "El Concilio de Arte Popular"; State Coalition of "Raza" community art centers and artists.