• 2014 - 2018 BAs Anthropology and Studio Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • 2012 - 2018 Calvo Studios, Capistrano Beach CA

  • 2015 Spanish Studies and Culture, University of California, Davis (Study Abroad)



  • 2020 Pop-Up Art Show, La Bodega Gallery

  • 2020 La Jolla Athenaeum Annual 29th Juried Show,​ Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

  • 2019-2020 Plein Air Landscapes​, Solana Beach Library, Solana Beach

  • (Permanent Collection) Healing Trees​, Carmel Peninsula Community Hospital

  • 2018 Gallery Gwyn, Santa Cruz

  • 2018 Abstraction Now!​, Frank Galuszka Gallery, Santa Cruz

  • 2018 A Year of Light and Shade​, Eduardo Carrillo Gallery, Santa Cruz

  • 2018 Painting in Black​, (Solo) Eduardo Carrillo Gallery, Santa Cruz

  • 2017 In-formal​, Sesnon Underground Gallery, Porter College, UC Santa Cruz

  • 2017 Norris Natural Science Center Artstravaganza-​ Norris Center, UC Santa Cruz

  • 2016 Collective Museum​, project with Public Doors and Windows, UC Santa Cruz

Awards/ Residencies

  • 2018 Artist in Residence, North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

  • 2018 Faulkner Award & Grant for excellence in painting and drawing

  • 2018 Nominee Dean's Award Art Department, UC Santa Cruz

  • 2017 Nominee Irwin Fellowship

  • 2017 Irwin Project Grant Recipient, UC Santa Cruz

  • 2016 Collaboration with Public Doors and Windows for UCSC Collective Museum

Visiting Artist

  • Visiting Artist ​Perspectives Workshop, Center for Creative Leadership, La Jolla 

  • Visiting Critic​ to Melissa Gwyn’s intro to painting class, UC Santa Cruz


  • NYC Critique Club

  • San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild 

  • San Diego Plein Air Painters

  • Instagram - Black Circle

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