I was born and raised in Santa Fe, went to high school at and graduated in 2015 from NMSA with a major in Visual Arts. In autumn 2015, I began volunteering on the House of Eternal Return build. When the House opened, I was hired officially and worked as a Docent Lead for almost a year before transitioning back to Exhibition Studios. I got the opportunity to make my room, Crystal Grotto (in the children's closet) during our first round of annual upgrades. I worked on, and installed onsite, both of our festival projects (Eclipse and Life is Beautiful in 2017), and the dark ride Kaleidoscape that we created for Elitch Gardens in 2019. I worked on the Las Vegas and Denver exhibitions for the entirety of their production and installation as part of the Artistic Design & Production and Art Team Task Force teams. I consider myself to be an "extreme generalist" when it comes to the skills and materials I use in my work, my main focuses being painting, sculpting, miniatures, faux finishes, and object assemblage.
In addition to the projects that I was Lead Artist on, I did a lot of necessary install/frosting tasks like painting doors and walls and trim, installing vinyl and sculptures, and other creative "gap filling" to make the space feel more whole and unified. A particular point of pride are the Trash Piles in the corners of C Street, those were so fun to make.
I helped to paint and age many of the Factory Control Panels and Dramcorp computer enclosures. I also did a lot of necessary install/frosting tasks like painting doors and walls and trim, hanging blackout cloth, installing vinyl and sculptures, and other creative "gap filling" to make the space feel more whole and unified.
I spent hundreds of hours Volunteering, once we opened I was on the Docent Lead team and also the Maintenance team, keeping our work safe, clean, and unbroken. I augmented, added to, and fixed countless pieces of the exhibit during my time on the floor there, as well as after I switched back to Exhibition Studios.