My work is a satirical deconstruction of American pop-culture and socio-political history, and how fear and the desires to own and to control drive toxic masculinity and extreme capitalism. From William Hogarth to Jose Guadalupe-Posada; from Emory Douglas to Swoon, printmaking has a rich history of engagement with social and political issues through serious commentary, call to action, satire, and accessible imagery. As a printmaker addressing the historical and contemporary absurdities of American culture, I am an active participant in this tradition.
Because of growing up in a diverse urban community in St. Louis and living abroad, I have formed a unique perspective on American society through witnessing the effects of late capitalism on our humanity and well-being, and I have developed a strong interest in art that deals with these issues. I have seen that the value of art lies within its ability to give voice to people’s aspirations and self-expression, and how creative channels such as art enable people to express and see themselves in new ways. As an artist and printmaker I believe my job is to not only to create socially conscious art, but to work to make fine art accessible to people as a tool of self-expression.
I have had the honor of having my work on exhibition around the US, Mexico, France, Nicaragua, Pakistan, and Estonia. I co-founded the Franco-American Printmaker Exchange Project based in Riom, France compliments of a Fulbright grant, and completed my Masters of Fine Arts degree at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi.