My “Sea Jewels” series of artworks are underwater flights of the imagination, mini-vacations for the eye and the psyche. Each piece employs a mixture of aesthetic techniques designed to engage and stimulate.
I chose the fish as my subject for its positive associations across cultures and spiritual traditions. In Graeco-Roman mythology, the fish often symbolized sacred transformation. In Christianity, it is associated with faith and abundance, as in the story of the loaves and fishes. In Buddhism, it symbolizes happiness and freedom.
I select the digital medium for its power to combine and synthesize various artistic effects, producing a host of impressions that would not be possible with any natural medium.
RECENT SOLO EXHIBITS:
2019 Music of the Spheres Ceres Gallery New York City. Catalog.
2017 Beings Ceres Gallery New York City.
2015 Rational Exuberance Ceres Gallery New York City. Catalog.
2014 Joy to the Fishes Mill and Leaf Gallery Austin, Texas.
2013 Search Engines Ceres Gallery New York City.
2010 Virtuous Realities Jung Center Houston, Texas.
2009 Land and Sea Verizon Corporate Gallery Dallas, Texas.
2008 Order from Chaos Laredo Center for the Arts Laredo, Texas. Catalog.
2007 Dancing in the Rain Morris Graves Museum of Art Eureka, California. Catalog.
RECENT AWARDS AND HONORS:
2019 Third place, Landscapes and Seascapes, 311 Gallery, Raleigh NC.
2017 Runner-up, The Grow Show, Arthouse NYC, New York City.
2016 Texas Biggest 10, Katy Contemporary Arts Museum, Katy, Texas.
2013 Honorable Mention, Maryland Federation of Art Small Wonders juried show in Annapolis.
2012 Second Place, CulinART juried show in Austin, Texas.
2009 Second Place, VIII Salón de Arte Digital, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
2008 North Light Award, Visual Arts Society of Texas 40th Annual Juried Show in Denton, Texas.
2007 Honorable Mention, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Spirituality show in Fredericksburg, VA.
2005 Guerilla Painter Award, Visual Arts Society of Texas 37th Annual Juried Show in Denton, Texas.
2004 Honorable Mention, The Butler Institute of American Art, Beecher Digital Art Competition, OH.
SELECTED RECENT AND UPCOMING GROUP EXHIBITS:
2020 Endless Horizon Gestalt Projects Santa Monica, CA.
2020 Sprung 4 Arthouse NYC New York City.
2020 Abstracts Matter 311 Gallery Raleigh NC.
2020 Moving Walls Atlas Performing Arts Center Washington, DC.
2020 1st Exhibition of Contemporary Art Miami 2020, Small Format COWRY Art Studio, North Miami, FL.
2020 Collector’s Choice 2020 Studio Channel Islands Camarillo, CA. Catalog.
2020 Spring Forward Deja 42 Art Gallery Philadelphia, PA
2020 Feelin' Loopy Treat Gallery online exhibit New York, NY
2019 Impulse Mary Tomás Gallery Dallas, TX.
2019 Floating Points Georgetown Art Center Georgetown, TX.
2019 Menagerie-Wild and Wonderful Contemporary Art Exchange Washington, NC.
2019 Time Jackson Junge Gallery Chicago, IL.
2019 Collector’s Choice Studio Channel Islands Camarillo, CA. Catalog.
2019 Raising Women’s Voices II Ceres Gallery New York City.
2019 Creative Currents Link & Pin Gallery Austin, TX.
2019 Moving Walls Atlas Performing Arts Center Washington DC.
2019 D’Art for Art Crooked Tree Arts Center Petoskey, MI.
2019 Spectrum 6 Gestalt Projects Santa Monica, CA.
2019 Red Dot Art Spree Women and Their Work Austin, TX.
2019 Under the Influence bG Gallery on Artsy platform Santa Monica, CA.
2019 Landscapes and Seascapes 311 Gallery Raleigh NC.
2018 Electric Dreams Austin Bergstrom International Airport Austin, TX.
2018 Dulce Bytes Kerrville Creative Arts Center Kerrville, TX.
2018 Winter Group Show Beta Gallery Galveston, TX.
2018 Generation Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California at Berkeley.
2018 Raising Women’s Voices Ceres Gallery New York City.
2018 Superfine! Art Fair with Ceres Gallery New York City
2018 COLOR PLAY Mary Tomás Gallery Dallas, TX.
2018 D’Art for Art Crooked Tree Arts Center Petoskey, MI.
2018 Spectrum 5 Gestalt Projects Santa Monica, CA. Catalog.
2018 Art of Water James May Gallery Algoma, WI.
2018 Summer of 2018 Mary Tomás Gallery Dallas, TX.
2018 Sprung Arthouse NYC New York City.
2018 Pixelscapes Gallery at the J Austin, TX.
2018 Visual Sanctuary Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax Oakton, VA.
2018 4th Annual Autumnal Arthouse NYC New York City.
2018 Focus Mary Tomás Gallery Dallas, TX.
2017 TWELVE Mary Tomás Gallery Dallas, TX.
2017 Spectrum 4 bG Gallery Santa Monica, CA.
2017 The Grow Show Arthouse NYC New York City.
2017 Collector’s Choice Studio Channel Islands Camarillo, CA. Catalog.
2016 Layered Tones Mary Tomás Gallery Dallas, TX.
2016 REM ART7 Community Gallery Fort Worth, TX.
2016 Summer Salon Ceres Gallery New York City.
2016 The Discovery Show Milan Gallery Fort Worth, TX.
2016 Big Ideas Come in Small Packages Blue Door Art Center Yonkers, NY.
2016 Ladies Night The Small Gallery Dallas, Texas.
2016 2nd Biennial Wings and Water River Arts Prairie du Sac, WI
2016 New Works PeckArts Galveston, TX
2015 Embraer Embler Art Gallery Melbourne, Florida
2015 D’Art for Art Crooked Tree Art Center Petoskey, Michigan.
2015 Animal Spirit Location1980 Costa Mesa, California.
2015 MICROCOSMOS Gallery 621 Benicia, CA
2015 FUSE HUD Art Space Ventura, California.
2015 2nd Biennial Wings and Water River Arts Prairie du Sac, WI
2014 Animal Instincts Studio 659 Whiting, Indiana.
2014 Small Works Exhibit Main Street Gallery Clifton Springs, New York.
2014 Hyde Park Collective Austin Link & Pin Gallery Austin, Texas.
2014 Summer Salon Ceres Gallery New York City.
2014 Admiral’s Lounge Exhibition Embler Art Gallery Miami, Florida.
2013 Works on Paper Saraghi Art Space Victoria, Australia.
2013 Shanghai Art Fair with Studio 26 Shanghai, China
2013 Salón de Arte Digital PDVSA La Estancia Maracaibo, Venezuela.
2012 Exhibicíon de Verano Estudio de Arte Andras Calafell, Spain.
2011 Small Works Mill Fine Art Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2010 Art on Loan City Hall Annex Houston, Texas.
2009 Wrapping Paper Designs The Artcomplex Center Tokyo, Japan.
Ph.D. Human Ecology; University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health.
M.S. Computer Science; University of California at Berkeley.
B.A. History of Art; University of California at Berkeley.
Art of the Italian Renaissance; University of Boston extension program in Florence, Italy.
History of Art; Mills College in Oakland, California.
Art and Anthropology; University of Hawaii in Honolulu.