About

Living in Chicago, IL I’m a fine artist specializing in oil and painting. I have been formally trained at the American Academy of Art earning a BFA in oil painting in April 2017. At the Academy, I was educated in traditional media courses, heavily focusing on oil painting. I use this formal background to also focus on editorial illustration and mural work. While developing technical skills, I have been creating large scale paintings with the concept of found home and self-identity. My body of work is a blend of representation and abstract art. I was recently featured at the 2017 Fine Arts juried show at Bill L. Parks Gallery. Currently, I am painting still-lifes comprised of paper and contrasting them with figurative work. Each piece that progresses deals with moments of my life and of those around me in their contemporary with a biographical approach. As my art progresses, being the son of two immigrants from Mexico, it’s causing me to take a liberal stand due to the current involvement of the United States’ aggression towards immigrants.

Awards

2014 Spring Semester Dean's List 2016 Spring Semester Dean's List 2016 Fall Semester President's List

Experience & Education