I was born in Boston in 1979, brought up in a multi-cultural background, drawing steadily since I can remember. After university, where I studied economics and urban planning, it was street art and the “public realm” of cities where I became a student. I moved to Barcelona and then Hong Kong to continue these studies and creative work at the intersection of urban design and community development. In 2008 I moved to New York, where an ex-boss suggested I be true to creative callings and visions - “if you have to go into the jungle and write books, do it.”

Following his advice I gifted myself “the year of the artist”, moving into a low rent industrial space, enrolling in the Art Students League and visiting the museums and libraries, taking out books to study throughout the nights. At 30 years old, I can remember my first attempts at painting. “Your drawings and photography are much better” said my teacher, Hugo Bastidias at the ASL. But eventually, I was able to squeak out a living from my artwork. First selling them on the streets in Union Square, and then slowly showing in exhibitions. Learning how to hustle.

After have somewhat of a grasp on the creative process and visual storytelling, I began Artefacting as an idea of applying a creative practice intentionally to a social challenge and urban situation - first conceptualized as a project aiming at telling the story of a dynamic informal recycling “slum” in Bombay at risk of expropriation by contemporary urbanization. It turned into a practice that would give light to another 20 more projects before culminating and terminating with Nueva Patria/Lugar Comun in Oaxaca Mexico in 2017.

And in 2017 I began another creative practice applied through a market-based fair-trade project called Rezpiral, working with autonomous campesino mezcaleros of Oaxaca, and their mezcales, designing presenting, and commercializing artisanal products for sale through major us markets with commercial distributors.

Now in 2023 comes another art practice.