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About me

I am a Mexican artist living in San Diego. My work aims to articulate emotions, actions or situations while remain playful and joyful. I often paint chairs because I utilize them to complete the story as I see them as living creatures; I see their personality, their character and their history. I work in multiple mediums including printmaking, Oil painting, and Acrylic painting, all of which requires a different process and therefore results in a distinct style.  My oil paintings are figurative and more realistic, while my acrylic paintings are more abstract and my prints are whimsical with a lot of different patterns. I invite you, the audience, to feel the chair, not as an object but as a living creature.

 

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Prizes

  • 2021
    "#obsessed"- honorable mention- San Diego, United States

  • 2021
    Red Velvet- Jurors Choice- San Diego, United States

  • 2020
    Quarantine Aquamarine- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States

  • 2019
    It's all mixed- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States

  • 2019
    75 and Sunny- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States

  • 2019
    Double Trouble- Best in Show- San Diego, United States

  • 2017
    3 Year Anniversary @arton30th.- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States

Solo exhibitions

  • 2021
    "A collection of Chairs" / Bread and Cie - San Diego, United States

  • 2021
    "From the Masters" / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States

  • 2019
    solo show / Bondi Harvest - Santa Monica, United States

  • 2019
    Chairs and Hearts / Bread and Cie - San Diego, United States

  • 2019
    Yahel Yan Featured Artist / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States

  • 2012
    Feature artist (Printmaker) / Art Academy of San Diego - San Diego, United States

Group exhibitions

  • 2021
    "Red velvet" / Art on 30th - San Diego, United States

  • 2020
    Teeny Tiny art mart / Oceanside Museum of Art, OMA - oceanside, United States

  • 2020
    Wintergreen / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States

  • 2020
    Midnight (A national Show) / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States

  • 2020
    In the Momentum / Oceanside Museum of Art - Oceanside, United States

  • 2020
    Socially Distance: Work created in Lockdown / Online (juried) - New Mexico, United States

  • 2020
    Quarantine Aquamarin / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States

  • 2019
    It's all Mixed / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States

  • 2019
    75 and Sunny / Art on 30th - San Diego, United States

  • 2019
    DOUBLE TROUBLE / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States

  • 2019
    National Show "In Gold We Trust" / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States

  • 2019
    Carlos Castrejon By invitation only / Studio C Gallery - San Diego, United States

  • 2019
    C-Note Show / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States

  • 2019
    Celebrating 10 years of Arts and Culture in North Park / Queen Bee's - San Diego, United States

  • 2017
    Abstract Art / Hammond's Gourmet - San Diego, United States

  • 2017
    Friend on 30th. / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States

  • 2016
    Go Figure! / Art on 30th - San Diego, United States

  • 2015
    Pink Show / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States

  • 2015
    Japanese Monster / Mike Hess - San Diego, United States

  • 2015
    Emoji Art / Mike Hess - San Diego, United States

  • 2013
    Proyecto 5 / Latino art Museum - Pomona, United States

  • 2013
    Proyecto 5 / Centro Cultural La Raza - San Diego, United States

Publications