Chronology

 
1959 Born, Havana, Cuba
   
2002 Work published in New York Times Magazine, "What They Were Thinking: Alcatraz Revisited" (Oct 27)
   
2003 Portfolio published in Photovision Magazine, "The Topic of Place," (January/February, V3 N3)
   
2005 Portfolio published in Pozytyw Magazine (Poland), "Placebo Cierpienia" (June/Issue 71)
   
2007 Interview: "Alcatraz," Artland: USA 2, Gallery HD (on Voom HD Network), aired November 8, 2007
   
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Awards

 
2007 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris - Honorable Mention, Paris, France
   
2000 Raymond Barnhart Memorial Award - Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA
   
1999 Juror's Award, California Small Works, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2005 Contemporary American Photography, 7th Internationale Fototage, Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany
   
2002 Gevangenschap/Incarceration, Fotogalerie Lichtzone, Groningen, Netherlands
   
2002 Gevangenschap/Incarceration, Fotogalerie Objektief, Enschede, Netherlands
   
2002 Gevangenschap/Incarceration, Galerie De Opsteker, Amsterdam, Netherlands
   
2001 Alcatraz: Seen & Unseen, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
   
2001 Alcatraz: Seen & Unseen, University of California Extension, San Francisco, California
   
2000 Alcatraz, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2009 Art Within the Weal, Commonweal Gallery, Bolinas, CA
   
2008 Street Photography, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
   
2008 Silver Eye Benefit Auction, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
   
2007 SVMA Biennial, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
   
2006 Photography Now: One Hundred Portfolios, Wright State Univ Art Gallery - DVD, international survey DVD-ROM
   
2006 On The Road, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
   
2005 6th Biennial Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
   
2005 Abandoned Prisons (2-person show), Westby Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
   
2005 Focused, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
   
2004 Holiday Group Exhibition, Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
2003 Visions, Reed Whipple Cultural Center Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
   
2002 Emerging Bay Area Photographers, SPE Conference @ SF Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
   
2002 Holiday Group Show, Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
2002 No Exit: Images of Imprisonment, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California
   
2001 Let's See It Again & Again, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
   
2001 Portfolio Show, FotoFestival Naarden 2001, Naarden, Netherlands
   
2000 Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
   
1999 Scene/Unseen, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico
   
1999 ANA 28, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
   
1999 California Small Works, Sonoma Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
   
1998 National Photography Competition, St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, New York, NY
   
1998 The Light is Diverse in California, Center for Visual Art, Oakland, CA
   
1996 Pun Intended, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
   
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Collections

Griffin Museum for Photography, Winchester, MA
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Bibliography

7. Internationale Fototage Mannheim/Ludwigshafen. Exhibition Catalog. Das BildForum / Edition Panorama, Mannheim, DE, 2005
 
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Education

 
1976 - 1979 University of California Berkeley
 
1985 - 1986 University of California Berkeley, 2007 - BA in Sociocultural Anthropology
 
1993 - 2008 Santa Rosa Junior College, fine art studio, photography, graphic design, typography
 
1995 - 2005 UC Berkeley & Santa Cruz Extensions
  Studied with Mark Citret, Cole Weston, and Judy Dater
1999 School for Photographic Studies in Prague
  Studied with Libuse Jarcovjakova
2000 Santa Fe Workshops
  Studied with Sam Abell
2001 Woodstock Photography Workshops
  Studied with Antonin Kratochvil
2003 Academy of Art - San Francisco, studied Studio Lighting (photography)
 
2004 - 2007 Santa Rosa Junior College, AA in Applied Graphics / Graphic Design
 
2005 - 2009 San Francisco Center for the Book, bookbinding, artist books, journals, collage, encaustic, gum litho
 
2005 Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, artist books
  Studied with Joan Lyons
2007 University of California Berkeley, BA in SocioCultural Anthropology
 
2007 Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Literacy Through Photography
  Studied with Wendy Ewald
2007 Kala Art Institute - Berkeley, CA, studied large format digital printing
 
2008 City College of San Francisco, Book structures & binding
  Studied with Carrie Galbraith
2008 R&F Encaustic Workshop - San Francisco
  Studied with Eve-Marie Bergren
2009 - 2013 San Francisco State University, MA in TESOL, Certificate in Immigrant Literacies (in progress)
 






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