Baby Jesus 2, 16″x20″, Oil on Canvas, 2019

Coming from a low-income latinx background, options seemed limited. Through hardships, education, and love for humanity, I was able to grow as an artist, activist, and teacher. My art is symbolic of my perception of the real world and draws a connection between shifting through cultures as an Afro-Puerto Rican American. I tend to paint from thinking about relationships between the subjects and structures that show up either around or behind the main subjects. Drawing from a difficult upbringing, I attempt to truth tell the quiet history.

I attended the University of Massachusetts, Boston from 2013-2018, where I majored in Art with a minor in Psychology. There, I began my official journey as an artist and graduated with Cum Laude honors. Following UMass Boston, I pursued a graduate degree from Boston College as a Donovan Urban Teaching Scholar, where I earned an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction (1-6) in 2019. Most recently I graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in May 2021. There I had the opportunity to be apart of the Graduate Thesis show at MassArt x Sowa, as well as appear in an episode of Open Studio with Jarred Bowen.