I am the oldest of five children. My father was born in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico – and is of indigenous descent. He immigrated to Los Angeles, California, shortly after my birth. My mother is an American of German ancestry.
As a child, I enjoyed writing and illustrating stories, drawing cartoons, and creating greeting cards. As a young adult I went to law school, became a lawyer, and worked on over 600 cases to raise a family as a single mother. My core focus was defending victims of workplace discrimination.
2015: I started taking classes at Los Angeles City College in drawing, painting, sculpting, and filmmaking. I found that art – like law – can be a powerful form of advocacy. Both require an attentive ear and deep understanding to tell a unique, human story.
2016 & 2018: I exhibited work at the Dia de Los Muertos event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. These installations were meant to bring awareness to the Soldaderas (female soldiers) of the Mexican Revolution. Soldaderas, like all of us, envisioned a more equitable society.
2019 – 2022: I traveled through Mexico, Central and South America (the Amazon), Spain, and Morocco. During my travels, I was immersed in the vibrant art, diverse people, and rich cultural experiences that each destination had to offer.
Additionally, I have exhibited at Los Angeles City College – including three self-portraits, exotic fish (exploring deep water life as a parallel for hidden emotions), and avant garde architectural drawings of modern cities.
I continually explore different techniques and styles for expressing ideas or emotion. Most importantly, I want to create art that celebrates diversity and fosters dialogue.