Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Northern Virginia, I graduated from The Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C., where I received a BFA in Photography (2000). Awards include a Dean’s Merit Scholarship Award and a Senior Faculty Award for my thesis work. In 2002 I was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Alexandria Commission for the Arts - Visual Arts Resource Panel where I had the opportunity to review and select artist grants. In 2005 I had my first solo show at The Corcoran Alumni Gallery and my work has since been featured in galleries in D.C. , Philadelphia and New York. During this time I was the chief staff photographer at The Washington Post Express, covering diverse assignments. In 2007 I moved to New York to pursue a career in photography and I have worked with various commercial clients as a portrait, lifestyle, and still life photographer. I am actively exhibiting work and collaborating with other artists.
Since 2013 I have facilitated art and photography workshops for children impacted by cancer at Gilda's Club in NY and I actively volunteer as a photography teaching assistant with the Pablove Foundation, teaching children and teens living with cancer the fundamentals of photography at MoMA.
In October 2016 I started facilitating art programming for the Youthful Offender Division at Rikers Island, and in 2017 I developed Create & Connect, which is designed to keep families unified through a creative process of dialogue and hands-on projects for incarcerated women and men. Through hands-on work, participants create original projects to send to their child, family, or friends as a way to unify and maintain communication through long distances. Emphasis is on the creative process and self-expression regardless of artistic skill level.
I am a certified M/WBE business based in New York City and work as a commercial, documentary and fine art photographer in both analog and digital formats.