2009 BFA Painting, minor Art History, University of Arizona
Magna Cum Laude, Major GPA: 4.0, Minor GPA: 4.0, Cum. GPA:
3.866, Honors in both areas of study
Recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci award for honors in
Fine Art Honors Thesis: "Classical Forms and the Structures of Language" Advisor: Prof. Alfred Quiroz Art history Honors Thesis: "Language beyond Metaphor: The Structural Symbolism of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza" Advisor: Dr. Julie Anne-Plax
2007-2005 Apprentice/Studio Assistant, Studio of Osvaldo Romberg,
Philadelphia, PA and NYC
Worked closely with international museum artist by preparing artist's materials and assisting with the creation of artworks. Practiced resin casting, painting and installation. Studied classical drawing and mastercopying, especially in Baroque painting. Developed an understanding of art theory directly through the artist’s methods and concepts. Traveled to New York to meet with dealers, curators.
Honors and Awards
2009 2nd Place, Religious Painting, Ukranian Art Week, Kiev, Ukraine.
2009 The Irene and Edgar Romo Scholarship, The Newman Foundation,
2009 North American Scholar Consortium, Highest Honors.
2009 Honors College, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
2008 Retreat Scholarship, The Newman Center, University of Arizona,
2003 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Dean's List,
2002 The National Dean's List, Honorary Award Recognition.
2000 The National Dean's List, Multiple-Year Award.
2000 Philanthropy Award, Yavapai County Community Foundation,
2000 The Mountain Artists Guild, Art Scholarship, Prescott, AZ.
2000 3rd Place in Photography, Juried Spring Exhibition, Yavapai
College, Prescott, AZ.
2000 Art Scholarship, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ.
2000 Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Scholarship Recipient.
1999 Award for Excellence, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ.
1999 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ.
1999 Academic Honors Fall and Spring Semester, Yavapai College,
1999 Quartet Scholarship, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ.
1999 2nd Place in Drawing, Juried Fall Exhibition, Yavapai College,
1997 Hon. Mention in Water Media, Juried Fall Exhibition, Yavapai
College, Prescott, AZ.
2009 University of Arizona Art History Club, President
Served as leader and supervising coordinator of the U of A Art History club. Organized, scheduled and lead monthly meetings. Networked with museum and gallery directors, curators, registrars and preparators to organize field trips to learn about the inner workings of the art world. Organized a weekend trip to Los Angeles. Worked with secretary and treasurer to manage club website and financial backing of the club.
2008 Tucson Museum of Art: Assistant Preparator, Intern
Worked along side preparator preparing exhibition spaces, installing exhibits, crating exhibitions. Worked in archives with curator and registrar. Learned and practiced conservation skills, esp. involving Mesoamerican Zapotec and Huichol weavings, and Peruvian festival hats. By studying conservation, learned that the intellectual study of the artwork is integral to the clarity and awareness that the viewer perceives when installed through preparatory work and displayed. Worked on storage mounting sculptures and other art objects. Did framing for an exhibit of Latin-American photography. Assisted the Latin American curator by writing for exhibition catalogs.
2005-2004 Mural Arts Program: Mural Program Supervisor, Mural Assistant
Supervised a summer Mural Painting program with teens from inner city Philadelphia. Worked as a team on a large-scale mural with muralist David Guinn on South Broad Street.
2009 Tucson Pima Arts Council, Open Studios Tour, Studio Exhibit, Tucson, AZ.
2009 BFA Honors Thesis, Classical Forms and The Structures of Language, Lionel Rombach
Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2000 The Photography of Noé Badillo, Zuma's Restaurant, Prescott, AZ.
2010 Russian Art Week, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA.
2009 Ukranian Art Week, Kiev, UKRAINE.
2009 World Mini-Print exhibition, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, BULGARIA
2009 From Bean Pod to i-Pod: Evolution, 107 E. 6th St., Tucson, AZ.
2009 Atmospheric Existence, 5th on 6th Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2009 BFA Thesis Exhibition, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2009 Artist's Preview Show, Open Studios Tour, Gallery 801, Tucson, AZ.
2009 101 Heads, Rocket Gallery, Dinnerware Art Space, Tucson, AZ.
2009 Opening Reception Exhibit, Open Studios Tour, Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ.
2009 Sweet Tooth Print Exchange, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI.
2005 Student Exhibition, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
2002 Photography: Past, Present and Future, Prescott Fine Arts Gallery, Prescott, AZ.
2001 Gallery Artist, Threadheads Gallery, Prescott, AZ.
2000 Photography Exhibition: Elements of Nature, Kroll Gallery, Prescott, AZ.
2000 Scholarship Exhibition, Mountain Artist's Guild, Prescott, AZ.
2000 Spring Juried Exhibition, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ.
1999 Photography Exhibition, Exclusive Local Artist, A' Loft Gallery, Prescott, AZ.
1999 Art Lessons 2: The Fundamentals, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ.
1999 Fall Juried Exhibition, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ.
1997 Juried Fall Exhibition, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ.
1995 Photography Exhibition, Totem Lake Camera, Totem Lake, WA.
2007 Portrait Commission, Family of Caruso Michael, Rome, IT
2000 Cafeteria Mural, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott, AZ
2000 Outdoor Mural, Home of Rita Cantu, Prescott, AZ
1999 Senior Portraits, Audrey Martinez, Prescott, AZ
1999 Calligraphy Commission, Margaret Wheeler, Prescott, AZ
Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson, Tucson, AZ
The Central Michigan University Print Club, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
The Collection of Elizabeth Anne Riedel
The Collection of Raul Delgado
The Collection of Henry Troup, Abstract Photographer
Art Publications Appeared In
2009 Persona Magazine, Featured artist, Mastercopy: from Guido Cagnacci, Tucson, AZ
2001 The Daily Courier, Article on mural at YRMC, Prescott, AZ
2000 Prescott Sun, Featured in article on young artists, Prescott AZ
1999 Threshold Magazine, Featured artist, Drawing of Steve Mason, Prescott, AZ
Art History Publications
2009 "Language Beyond Metaphor, The Structural Symbolism of Borromini's Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza", Honors Thesis, University of Arizona Thesis and Dissertation database
GEMS: The Group for Early Modern Studies
Art History Club, University of Arizona
Italian Club, University of Arizona
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Liturgical Minister, The Newman Center
Kino Border Initiative, Helping Displaced Immigrants, The Jesuit Refugee Service
Communion and Liberation, Catholic study group
Environment Arizona, Environmental activism
University of Arizona Pro-Life Movement
Tucson Museum of Art
Madonnari Chalk Festival
Casa Maria, Feeding the homeless and supporting immigrant rights
Los Samaritanos, Donating clothing and helping stranded desert immigrants
Swimming volunteer, helping developmentally and mentally disabled children after school
Languages: Italian, good (reading writing, verbal, translating), Spanish, good (reading, writing, verbal, translating), working knowledge of Latin (reading, writing, translating), some knowledge of Hebrew (reading, writing, translating)
Computer Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator and most windows applications, typing: 35 wpm
- art history
- art theory
- classical painting
- painting and drawing the figure
- classical still-lifes
- art history/theory
- geometry and design