“Cyborg Painting,” oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, 2017.

Uncategorized April 6, 2015





“Thank You Flowers,” oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches.





Screen shot 2016-01-12 at 10.29.29 PMFragmented Ontology (2): Sci-fi Cupcake. deconstructing identity through visual representations of figures in rooms that might sometimes stand in for objects or robots. Feeling fragmented is what every twenty-something goes through, yet this feeling is also abetted by a general sense of joblessness most American millennials face today.

Oil on canvas with marbled nail polish, 11 x 13 inches, 2015. Reference.






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“Science Fiction Cupcake,” from Fragmented Ontology series, oil on canvas with marbled nail polish, 11 x 13 inches, 2015. 






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“The Haunting,” oil on canvas with marbled nail polish, 21 x 25 inches, 2015. 





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“Shopping at Vons,” iPhone photo, 2016.






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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Girl_in_the_Blue_Bra ,” oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches, 2012.







“This Happy, Peaceful Robot will Save Humanity from Itself,” oil on canvas, 26 x 26 inches, 2015. 






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“I was worried about my brother,” oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches, 2015. 

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“Watching Television,” oil on gessoed printer paper, 8.5 x 11 inches, 2015. 







screen-shot-2015-08-14-at-3-28-12-pm.png“Couple Underground,” from Fragmented Ontologies series, oil on canvas, 53 x 68 inches.









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“Man at Desk Frustrated with Technology,” manipulated screenshot of Adobe Ad campaign of Google Stock photos, 2016.










“Thank you Daniel Rangel Borja,” oil on the back of student-grade canvas with movable, gray painter’s palette cut out, 9 x 12 inches, 2015. Painting on the backs of canvases is nothing new: http://doves2day.blogspot.com/2012/01/warning-to-wicked-women.html












“Text Message Screenshot of Panda Painting, 2016,” iPhone text message screen shot of painting, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches. Dimensions vary.










Screen shot 2015-08-14 at 3.29.14 PM“Study of Brush Strokes and Harry Smith,” oil on canvas, 23 x 25 inches, 2015 (inspired by a Philip Taafe monoprint of twin snakes and Harry Smith’s paintings). One coping method for trauma is taking on, or at least dabbling with, mystical and spiritual beliefs. “The year of magical thinking” is what author Joan Didion called her grieving period after her husband’s death. The author experienced a time of inverted logic: objects took on new and unwarranted meanings for her. When I was going through my own “year,” I experienced similar circumstances. The piece above is a record of my short lived attempt at navigating trauma’s treacherous and fantastical terrain.










portrait-of-myself-laughing-at-the-art-world.png“A Portrait of Me as a Cyborg Laughing at the Art World,” oil on canvas with marbled nail polish, 21 x 25 inches, 2015.

More information: http://faculty.georgetown.edu/irvinem/theory/Haraway-CyborgManifesto-1.pdf









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“This is a study of a candle and candle wick,” oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, 2015. Inspired by a painting of Japanese avant-garde artist Kazuo Shiraga in MOCA’s 2012, “Painting the Void” exhibition in Los Angeles. Pricing: (310) 597 – 0659.









Screen shot 2015-08-14 at 3.27.34 PM“Fragmented Ontology (1) and Mondrian, an Inquiry,” oil on canvas with ball-point pen, 11 x 14 inches, 2015. Pricing: (310) 597 – 0659.











“Post- Native Art,” color photo, 2016. Dimensions vary.
























“When I first moved to Los Angeles from New York City, I was persuaded that painting on the streets was my best option— people stepped on my work. Mystic Wall Curtain,” acrylic on shower curtain and polyethylene dry cleaners bag, Dimensions vary.



I am a fine arts painter from Los Angeles. I might be considered a "painter's painter," yet I disavow the hierarchy of art making in which this terminology is normalized and reinforced by the conceptual marketplace and pluralistic discourses. I've come to realize that there are no problems in "painting as a discourse," per se; there are problems in the verbalizing pursuit to deconstruct and understand it through art institutional pedagogy.

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