With Liberty and Justice for Some

Walter Maciel Gallery Los Angeles, California
Opening Reception: January 7th, 2017
Exhibition Dates: January 7th - March 4th, 2017

Extremely fortunate to be one of the selected artists/photographers to be part of the “ With Liberty and Justice for Some” exhibition that will be on display at the Marciel Gallery in Los Angeles, California. The genesis and curator for this project is local bay area artist Monica Lundy working in collaboration with the Walter Maciel Gallery located in Los Angeles, California. Together they put out a nation wide call for work. Each selected artist was asked to create at least one portrait of an individual who came to the United States as an immigrant. The portrait could be of anyone we know, spanning from historic to contemporary individuals, a stranger, someone you know personally or even a self-portrait. 

With additional general guidelines encouraging that we incorporate people who simultaneously fall into other disenfranchised communities, such as African Americans, LGBTQ persons, Mexicans, Muslims, refugees, women, etc. Portraits of individuals that are finding themselves under duress, attack and even deportation in our current political state. The primary requirement was each image portrait must be exactly 8x8” in size.

For this project I reached out to a good friend Margarita Mendez. Margarita came to US as a small child under the age of 5. She attended UC San Diego for her bachelors degree and UC Santa Cruz for her teaching credential. Margarita teaches Spanish to the students who attend Terman Middle School in Palo Alto, California. She is also a AVID coordinator at Terman Middle school. Assisting students who need additional education support and helping to insure they meet the needs, requirements to reach our U.C Colleges. Simply said an AMAZING Teacher. In this short video clip Margarita shares a bit of her story.

Contributing writer to the Huffing Post Amy Pleasant wrote this article about the exhibition.


Rayko Photography Center
San Francisco, California
An Instagram Gallery Takeover  

Honored to be a part of Rayko’s first ever “Best of Instagram” exhibition , “POST-PRESENCE: AN INSTAGRAM GALLERY TAKEOVER”. Final image selection were juried by PHROOM Magazine: a contemporary fine-art photography journal that works to create a photographic collection and representation of the contemporary world. Along with representatives from NOICE Mag: NOICE. a publication and platform for photographers that have a very meticulous and minimal style. The exhibition dates are January 17th - 23rd with an opening reception at the Rayko Photography Center in San Francisco.


4th Louisiana Biennial 
National Juried Exhibition      

Louisiana School of Design
Opening Reception: January 26th, 2017
Exhibition Dates: January 26th - February 16th