Bio & Statement
I am a Dominican American raised in the Nation's Capital. I began my formal art education at the Corcoran School of Art, then continued studies in NYC (Pratt Institute, The Art Students League, and New York University). I spent seven years with a small museum where I apprenticed under the tutelage of accomplished curators. In 2010, I accepted an invitation to study and paint at the renowned Repin Academy Institute of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia. I paint for myself with the intention of someone else also liking what I do. Today I continue to paint, and am accepting commissions. One can see the tremendous impact traveling the world has had on my career. The importance of understanding and valuing cultural identity is a defining feature as to how one sees oneself. With my artistic contributions, I strive to paint an understanding of our world's humanity.
As a visual artist that has been afforded the opportunity of personal visits throughout the world , I believe I have been entrusted to tell stories of the human condition. I believe many of my works portray a sense of place, but in the case of this piece, a sense of the effects of Misplacement. As a representational artist my works, require no explanation and need not be difficult to understand.
Washington, District of Columbia