EDUCATION:

2014   Master of Fine Arts, University of Miami, Miami, FL, May 2014

2010   Master of Art, Studio Art, California State University, San Bernardino, CA, Dec 2010

2009   California State Certificate, Business Skills for the Artist, CSUSB, San Bernardino, CA, Jun 2009

2004   Bachelors of Science, Information Technology, Barry University, Miami, FL, Dec 2004

 

EXPERIENCE:

2009 – Present    Senior Editor, A&U America’s AIDS Magazine, Albany, NY

            Editor at Large, (2012 – 2014)

            Contributing Writer/Photographer (2009 – 2012)

2015 – Present    Adjunct Instructor, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2015 – Present    Adjunct Instructor, California State University, San Bernardino, CA

2015 – Present    Adjunct Instructor, Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA

2011 – 2014       Adjunct Instructor, Eastern Florida State College, Cocoa, FL

2011 – 2013       Lecturer/Teaching Assistant, University of Miami, Miami, FL

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016     CARE: Visual AIDS Featured Web Gallery October 2016, curated by Risa Puleo, October 1-31, 2016

2016     PHOTO 16: An Auction to Benefit the AIDS Monument, Milk Studios, LA, CA, Oct 6, 2016

2016     6x6, University of Miami Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, FL, curated by Jeff Larson Oct-Nov 2016

2016     Art Project Los Angeles (6th Annual), Bonhams, Los Angeles, CA, Sep 17, 2016

2016     Salon, SNAP!, Orlando, FL, curated by Patrick and Holly Kahn

2015     Naked, University of Miami Gallery at the Wynwood Building, Miami, FL, July – Aug, 2015

2015     Life In Real Time, SNAP!, Orlando, FL, May 1st  – Jul 25th, 2015 curated by P. and Holly Kahn

2014     Art = Antidote To Hate, Miramar Cultural Center, Miramar, FL, Oct 29 – Dec 5, curated by Byron Swart

2014     Family Matters, revisited, Arizona State University’s Northlight Gallery, Tempe, AZ, Oct 16- Nov 29,

               curated by Liz Allen

2014     Evolve, Art Share, Los Angeles, CA, Jul 9- 14, curated by Louis “Kengi” Carr

2014     EFSC Summer Faculty Show, Eastern Florida State College, Cocoa, FL, Jul 1- Aug 30

2014     Art = Antidote to Hate, Artserve/Stonewall National Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jun 5- 27

2014     Illumine, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct.,VT, Mar 6- 30, juried by Robert Hirsch

2014     2013 New York Photo Awards Finalists Exhibition, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY,

Jan 15- Feb 24

2013     Human Nature & the Oblivion of Being, MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Miami Gallery

 Wynwood Building, Miami, FL, Nov 5-22

2013     Faces & Facades, Solo Exhibition, Seafair Mega Yacht, Miami, FL, Sept 21 – Oct 28

2013     Faces of Continuum, LGBT Visitor Center, City Hall, Miami Beach, FL

 Sep 1 – Oct 31, juried by John Coppola and Peter Meyerhoefer

2013     MFA Candidates Juried Exhibition 2013, First Place, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami,

 Miami, FL, May 9 – Jun 2, juried by Hunter Braithwaite

2013     (InSIDE)/Out! Art as Healing Therapy, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL May 9 – 31

2013     ArtExplosion 2013, ArtsUnited, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 6 – 26

2013     VISUAL AIDS 15th Postcards From the Edge, New York, NY, Jan 25-27, hosted by Sikkema & Co.

2012     5th Annual Cane Fair, University of Miami’s Wynwood Gallery, Miami, FL

              Dec 5, 2012 – Jan 25, 2013, curated by Milagros Cardoso

2012     Art Basel (Art Miami) University of Miami Booth, Miami, FL, Dec 5 – 9, curated by Dr. Nathan Timpano

 & Milagros Cardoso

2012     Capturing Coral Gables, First Place Portraits and People’s Choice/Best of Show,

Coral Gables Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL, Jul 6 – Aug 24

2012     DOT Photozine Group Show, Lifework Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, Jun 9 – Jul 7

2012     Voyeurism and Intimacy, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA – Best of Show

 Mar 15 – Apr 6, SPE Member Show juried and curated by Todd Hido

2012     VISUAL AIDS 14th Postcards From the Edge, New York, NY, Jan 6-8, hosted by Cheim & Read

2011     DOT at NY Delight, Pomona, CA, Dec 10, curated by Andi Campognone

2011     Art Basel (Art Miami), University of Miami Booth, Miami, FL, Dec 1 – 4

2010     The Night My Father Cried, Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernardino, CA, Nov 10-21,

 Master’s Project Solo Exhibition

2010     The Art of Photography 2010, Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, CA, Aug 28 – Nov 7, “1977”

juried by Natasha Egan

2010     Emerging (I) 5, The Creative Center for Photography, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 8 – Jun 5

2009     Shock and Awe, Gatov Gallery, California State University Long Beach, Nov 15 - 19, 2009

2009     New York Photo Festival ’09, curated by William A. Ewing, May 13-17

2009     Extreme Places, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA Apr 2 – May 30

2009     Emerging (I) 4, The Creative Center for Photography, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 23 – Jun 12

 

PUBLISHED WORKS:

2009 -   Present    A&U America’s AIDS Magazine, various features including Alicia Keys and cover stories to

                               include: Julie Newmar,  Dita Von Teese, Cleve Jones, Johnny Galecki, Cloris Leachman,

                               Regina King, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Kelly Price, John Waters, Martha Wash, Mya,

                               Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Debra Messing, Kylie Minogue, Duane Cramer, IronE Singleton,

                               Laverne Cox, Suzanne Somers, Patrik-Ian Polk and Donna Mills

2017 -   People Magazine, AIDSWatch 2017 for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

2017 -   USA Today, AIDSWatch 2017 for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

2014     The Miami Rail, Summer 2014, “Tree Bed”

2014     Martha Wash, “I’m Not Coming Down” (remixes) album covers (original and Power Mixes)

2013     Martha Wash, “It’s My Time” (remixes) single remixed by Papercha$er album cover

2013     New Times, Broward-Palm Beach, June 2013, Chef Robin Almodovar

2013     Identities Now, Contemporary Portraiture Fine Art Book, Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, New York, NY

2013     Martha Wash, “Something Good” album cover

2012     NewStatesman, November 23 – 29, 2012, “In Love With A Death Row Dandy” Feature Shoot

2012     PDN.edu, Volume 11/Issue 1/Spring 2012, Project X Feature

2011     DOT Photozine, May 2011, Issue 1, Feature on “Dad” series, www.dotphotozine.com

2010     AfterImage Magazine, The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Inklight, Spring 2010,

 

LECTURES & TALKS:

2015     SNAP! Orlando, FL, “Human Nature” July 25th, 2015 via Skype

2014     Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL, “Human Nature” Aug 16th, 2014

2012     Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL, “Dad”

 

AWARDS & HONORS:

2016     GD USA Finalist, Photographer for APLA Health #ItFeelsGood Health and Wellness Campaign

2015     Assistant, Jim Goldberg/Magnum for Postcards From America, Inland Empire, CA

2014    Assistant, Richard Renaldi for Manhattan Sunday, Roseland Ballroom, NYC, NY

2014     Finalist, New York Photo Awards Juried Exhibition, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY

2013     Workshop Assistant, Maggie Steber/Leica event at Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

2013     Printer, Mark Mann, Hahnemuhle/Leica event at Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL  

2013     First Place, MFA Candidates Juried Exhibition, Lowe Art Museum, juried by Hunter Braithwaite

2013     Max and Peggy Krillof Graduate Travel Scholarship, University of Miami (2011, 2012 and 2013)

2013     GAFAC Graduate Scholarship, University of Miami (2012 and 2013)

2012     People’s Choice/Best of Show and First Place (Portraits), Capturing Coral Gables

2012     Best of Show, Society of Photographic Educators National Member Show juried by Todd Hido

2012     Museum of Contemporary Art, “Dad” Presentation, North Miami, FL

2011      Full, 3-Year Scholarship, University of Miami, Department of Art & Art History, MFA Program

2010     Beverly and Sam Maloof Art Scholarship

2010     Workshop Assistant for Joel Meyerowitz, ICP Travel Workshop Cape Cod, Sep 10-12

2010     Assistant for David Lena, College of the Desert Shoot, Palm Desert, CA, June 4

2009     SPE West Student Scholarship Recipient for the December 2009 Conference in Oakhurst, CA

2009     Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum Art History Award, “The Death and (After) Life of a Photograph” 

2009     Photographer’s Forum, Spring Photography Contest 2009, Honorable Mention/Top 100 Finalist

2008 – Present    Workshop Asst., Palm Springs Photo Festival: (Greg Gorman 2014, Joel Meyerowitz 2010, Steve McCurry 2009, Bruce Davidson 2008)

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

 2009 – 2017     Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

2012 - Present   International AIDS Society