Education

2012   Master of Fine Arts Candidate, Furniture Design and Woodworking, San Diego State University, CA

2006  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Applied Design, Emphasis in Furniture Design, San Diego State University, CA

2003  Associates Degree in Studio Arts, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013   Outside In, Thesis Exhibition, University Gallery SDSU, San Diego State, CA

2012   Adaptation, Flor Y Canto Gallery, San Diego State, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

2014   Chair As Art, Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA  

2013   Juried Exhibition, Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA

2012 San Diego Art Prize Recipient, Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA

Sustainable Systems, Art in the Dock, SDSU Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA

SDSU Student Award Exhibition, Everett Gee Gallery, San Diego, CA

Alexander Salazar, Sotheby’s Show, La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Francis Parker School, James Alan Rose Gallery, San Diego, CA

Juried Biennial, Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

Contemporary Studio Furniture, Alexander Salazar, White Box Gallery, San Diego, CA

A Hard Days Night Stand Furniture Show Kensington Gallery, San Diego, CA

2012   Applied Design Mingei Select, Everett Gee, San Diego, CA

 Graduate Review, Flor Y Canto, San Diego, CA

 San Diego Art Prize Award, San Diego Art Fair, San Diego, CA

 Athenaeum Annual Juried Exhibition, La Jolla, CA

 San Diego Art Prize Exhibition Nomination, Susan Street Gallery, Solana Beach, CA

 Apples and Oranges, Furniture Design Collaboration, Art Produce, San Diego, CA

 Adaptation, Advancement Exhibition, Griselda Rosa & Vincent Robles, Flor Y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA

 SDSU Student Award Exhibition, Everett Gee Gallery, San Diego, CA

2011    SDSU Student Award Exhibition, Flor Y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA

 Putt-Putt Revolution, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

 All That Remains, Sushi Gallery, San Diego, CA

 Surrealism Salon, Queen Bees Gallery, San Diego, CA

2009   Outside the Hutch, ARTSpace Obispo at ARTS Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA  

2008   Juried Group Exhibit, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO

2007   Downtown Spaces, San Diego, CA

 Student/ Instructor Exhibition, Silo Gallery, CT

 Jury Select, The Furniture Society Conference, San Diego, CA

 Slide Wars, The Furniture Society Conference, San Diego, CA

 Zazou Gallery, San Diego, CA

2006   Muttropolis Group Show, Solana Beach, CA

 SDSU Student Award Exhibition, Everett Gee Gallery, San Diego, CA

2005   SDSU Student Award Exhibition, Flor Y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA

2004   SDSU Student Award Exhibition, Flor Y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA

 

Honors and Awards

2014   Sonya Sparks Gallery Installation Award, San Diego, CA

2012   San Diego Art Prize Emerging Artist Award, San Diego, CA

 San Diego Art Prize Award, Nominated by Susan Street Gallery, Solana Beach, CA

 Featured Artist, Crafthaus, Pittsburgh, PA

2011    Windgate Scholarship, Windgate Charitable foundation

2008   Anderson Ranch Artist in Residence Scholarship, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO

2006   Anderson Ranch Workshop Scholarship, Snowmass CO.

  Provost Purchase Award, Student Award Exhibition, San Diego State University, CA

2003   Presidents Award, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

2002   Presidents Award, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

 

Teaching Experience

2012   Teaching Associate, Intermediate Drawing, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Advanced Furniture Design, Instructor Matthew Hebert, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2011    Graduate Assistant, Intro to Furniture Design, Instructor Erin Behling, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

           Graduate Assistant, Intro to Furniture Design, Instructor Wendy Maruyama, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2007   Undergraduate Assistant, Intro to Furniture Design, Instructor Adrian French, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA                                                                                                         

Craft Experience

2012-2014    Onsite Production Manager/ Independent Contractor, Balestreri Building Group, San Diego, CA

2013-2014    Installation Specialist, Spin Cycle, Camarillo. CA

2010            Production Manager, Varian Design Furniture, San Francisco, CA

2007-2010   Self-Employed Contractor, Location Varied, USA

2003-2007  Property Manager, Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA

1999-2003   Carpenter/ Builder for Several Residential/ Commercial Building Companies, San Luis Obispo, CA

1994-1998     Laboratory Technician Assistant, Atascadero Dental Lab, Atascadero, CA

 

Bibliography

2012   San Diego City Beat Magazine, San Diego, CA

2010   San Diego City Beat Magazine, San Diego, CA

2009   The Reader Periodicals, San Luis Obispo, CA

2007   500 Chairs, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

 

Groups and Organizations

2014             Allied Craftsmen of San Diego

2007-2014    Furniture Society Member

 

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