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Visual Artist – Painter, Illustrator, Animator, Muralist, Graphic Designer and Arts Writer

born Fargo, ND

formal education
1987-88 University of Guam - graduate studies in art and oceanography
1979-81 University of California, Santa Cruz - BA degree in Studio Art
1975-78 Attended North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota

self-initiated travel/study
Mexico: March-May 2006, Feb-March 2007, March-August 2008, Jan-April 2009
     emphases: prehispanic and contemporary art / muralism / and arts activism
     with activities in Mexico City, Oaxaca, Morelia, Chiapas and Yucatan
Western Europe: Nov 2001-Sept 2002, June 2003-July 2004
     emphases: contemporary and historical visual art
     with travel in 9 countries and 20-month studio residency in Seville, Spain
Micronesia: August 1981–June 1988
     US Territory of Guam - Artist/Arts Educator-in-residence: public and private schools
   Dec 1986 – studio residency and marine research in Rock Islands, Palau

solo gallery exhibits
2004 Capela das Artes, Alcantarilha, Portugal Geo-Explorations
2003 Artrujillo Multicultural Gallery, Minneapolis MN Vistas de España
2001 Plains Art Museum, Artview Gallery, Fargo ND Geo-Expressionism
2001 Spirit Room Gallery, Fargo ND A Closer Look
2000 Artrujillo Multicultural Gallery, Minneapolis MN New Geo-X
1999 Normandale Community College, Bloomington MN Geo-Expressionism
1996 Spirit Room Gallery, Fargo ND Room for the Spirit
1995 New Traditions Gallery, St Cloud MN I Ching paintings
1994 Lutheran Brotherhood Gallery, Minneapolis MN Expressionist Visions
1994 New Traditions Gallery, St Cloud MN MN Landscapes
1990 Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington MN Mixed Media
1987 Guam Insular Arts Council Gallery Hand Made
1983 Guam Insular Arts Council Gallery Mixing Media

juried multi-media screenings
2009 Visual Music Marathon – School of Visual Arts, New York NY
2009 Ultimate Landscape II - Gallery 13 – Minneapolis, MN
2008 Art Here! – Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul MN
2008 Made in Minnesota – Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN
2007 Streaming Festival – ISFTH Foundation, The Hague, Netherlands
2007 Visual Music Marathon – Northeastern University, Boston MA
2007 Magma Art – Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples Italy
2007 Undisclosed Recipients – Ithaca College, NY
2006 Traktor – Puerto Escondido, Mexico

recent juried group exhibits
2009 OAXACA – ArTrujillo Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2009 Creative Blood – Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2009 Ultimate Landscape II – Gallery 13, Minneapolis MN
2008 Mexico, Caribbean and Minnesota – Artrujillo Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2008 Internacional Corredor de Arte – Mérida, Yucatan Mexico
2007 Nuestra Frida - Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2007, 2008 Day of the Dead – Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2007 Urban Identities – Borland Gallery, University of Saford UK
2005 Canvas Clad - Offbeat Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2005 The City Seen - Minneapolis Foundation
2004 The Art of Democracy – MAEP Gallery – Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2004 20th National Juried Competition of Utrera Spain *selected finalist
2004 12th Juried Competition of Gruas Lozano, Seville Spain *purchase award
2001 A Day in the Life of Artrujillo - CreArte Art Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2001, 2000, 1999 Midwest Invitational - Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead MN
2001, 1996, 1995 State Fair Fine Arts Competition, St Paul MN *print award
2000, 1999, 1998 Fall Invitational - Anderson Center, Red Wing MN
2000, 1990 A Foot in the Door - MAEP Gallery - Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2000, 1999 Minneapolis 55408 - Intermedia Arts

other exhibits
Over the past 15 years my art has been showing continuously in alternative galleries, 
cultural events, corporate offices, community centers, government buildings, restaurants
and other public spaces - (some of the most recent):
twin cities
Babylon Cultural Center                         Bedlam Theater
Belfry Gallery                                        Data Recognition Corporation
East Lake Cinco de Mayo Festival          Gus Lucky’s Gallery
Hennepin County Government Center     La Bodega Restaurant
Madison Lofts                                       Medtronic Corporation
MN Center for Book Arts                       NE Minneapolis Art-a-whirl
Northrop King Building                          Qen Xi Acupuncture Clinic
Resource Center of the Americas           St Paul Art Crawl
international
Atiendo Tapas Bar, Seville Spain            Café Central, Oaxaca Mexico
Casa de Cultura, Oaxaca Mexico            Casa de la Cultura Heroles, Mexico City
La Habanilla Cafe, Seville Spain              Les Lilas Gallery, Marbella Spain

work in public and corporate collections
Aire Guesthouse, Seville Spain                     Anderson Center, Red Wing MN
Anoka County MN Courthouse                      Artrujillo Gallery, Minneapolis MN
Capela das Artes, Alcantarila Portugal           Casa Rosada, Mèrida Mexico
Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Italy       Central Lakes College, Brainard MN
Family Health Clinic, Agana Guam                 Government of Guam Artbank
Gruas Lozano, Seville Spain                         Guesthouse Isabel, Triana Spain
Isla Center for Arts, University of Guam          Massage Room, Minneapolis
Pepe Carrera Design, Seville Spain               Sabathani Community Center
Salsa a la Salsa Restaurant, Minneapolis        Villa Gabriele, Gallipoli Italy

artist residencies / public art projects
April 2009 – Telchac Puerto, Yucatan Mexico – public mural project
April – Aug 2008 – Casa Rosada, Mérida, Yucatan Mexico – studio residency/muralist
Feb 2007 - Casa de Cultura, Tejupan, Oaxaca Mexico – La Cultura Floreciendo
August 2006 - North Dale Park, St Paul MN – summer youth arts Instructor
July 2006 - Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia PA – Muralist workshop participant
June 2006 - South High School, Minneapolis – Unity Mural(with Gustavo Lira)
May 2006 - Taller de Investigaciòn Plàstica, Morelia – mural residency
May 2006 - Fundaciòn Diego Rivera, Mexico City -Encuentro Internacional Pintura Mural
Feb 2006 - Rush Creek Elementary School, Maple Grove MN - Peace Mural
Nov 2005 - Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN – NEAT Research Lab - art collaboration
Sept 2004 - Owatonna MN Public Schools – Aztec Mythology (with Patricia Mendoza)
August 2003 - Villa Gabriele, Gallipoli Italy – At the Beach - mural commission
June 2003 - Centro Cultural, Moorhead MN – community mural project
July 2002 - Shakopee MN Community Center – >Literacy Mural (with Alejandro Trujillo)
Oct 1998 - Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis MN – >Open Studio Website Design project
June 1998 - Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Red Wing MN – residency
1996-98 - Sabathani Community Center, Minneapolis MN – Imagine ME mural project
1996-98 - Como Conservatory, St Paul MN – community education Art Instructor
July 1997 - Como Zoo, St Paul MN – MN Lake Ecology youth mural project
June 1996 - Wilder Forest, Stillwater MN – Expressing the Environment artists retreat
1995 - St Joseph’s Home for Children, Minneapolis MN – Know Thyself youth murals

grants
1985-87 Artist-in-Education - Guam Council on Arts and Humanities
1996-98 Community Arts - Metro Regional Arts Council
              and New Presenters - Minneapolis Arts Commission

collectives and organizations
2007-current – contributing writer: Art Review and Preview (ARP)
2006-current – associate member of La Casa de Cultura Tejupan, Oaxaca Mexico
     - organizing fundraising in Minneapolis to support La Casa’s arts programs
2004-current – co-founder of BrightBlueEarth collaborative multimedia studio
2000-current - member of Taller de Investigaciòn Plàstica (TIP) mural collective
     - working on mosaic murals in Minnesota and Morelia, Mexico
     - organizing for preservation of the Minneapolis TIP mural “Mosaico of the Americas”
2002-2005 volunteer member of Babylon Cultural Center Collective
     - organized fundraiser for Peace Mural in Nasiriya Iraq (by artist Haider Al-Amery)
     - prepared Iraqi/Palestinian artwork for Art Across Borders national touring exhibit
1999-2004 founding member of Artrujillo Multicultural Studio and Gallery Collective
     - helped to build and run 2 alternative gallery/studio spaces in South Minneapolis
     - as Artistic Director, organized art exhibits featuring emerging immigrant artists
     - helped create community art events, including installations at Mpls. Institute of Arts
      and CreArte Art Gallery in honor of the Mexican holiday “Dia de los Muertos”
1998-2000 - founding member of ArtStead Artists for Ownership and
1990-91 - founding member of Frogtown Family Lofts
     - worked to organize cooperative artists' studio communities in Twin Cities
1998-2000 - volunteer at Soap Factory/No Name Exhibitions
1995-1998 - committee member of St Paul Art Collective and Visual Arts Focus Group