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2005                             MFA, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

1999                             BFA, Visual Arts (Honors), International Fine Arts College, Miami, FL

1995                             Magnet Studies, Design and Architecture Senior High, Miami, FL


Teaching Experience:

2019-present                 Lecturer/Basic Drawing, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

                                      Guest Visiting Artist Critic, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT


2015-2016                     Adjunct Faculty, Broward College, Art History, Broward, FL


2009-2015                     Faculty, New York Arts Studio, New York, NY, Painting, Drawing basic &                                                advanced, Basic theory, Design, Illustration and Portfolio preparation

2011                              Teaching Artist, Cooper Union Summer Teaching Artist in residence, New                                            York, NY

2006                              Visiting Teaching Artist In Residence, BRIC Rotunda Gallery &

                                      New York Public Schools, New York, NY

2004-2005                     Teaching Assistant, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

                                      Drawing, Color and visual language and Design, Spring 2004

                                      Teaching Assistant, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, Advanced Drawing                                          & Figure Drawing, Fall 2005

2003-2004                     Museum Educator, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, Contemporary Art tours                                          and education programming

2002-2003                     Teaching Artist, The Art Center of South Florida, Miami, FL, Summer art                                              programs k-12

2002                              Substitute Teacher, Miami Dade Public Schools, Miami, FL

2000-2001                     Contemporary Art Educator & Building Manager, Rubell Family Collection,                                          Miami Fl, Contemporary art education tours and art categorizing and                                                    maintenance

1999-2000                    Assistant to Education Coordinator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami FL






2016                             Studio Award at Art Center South Florida, Miami, FL

                                     Artist in residency, Gitana Del Mar, Santa Marta, Colombia

2012-2013                    Visiting Artist in Residence, Cannonball Arts Residency (formally Legal Arts                                         Residency) Miami, FL

2011                             Cooper Union Teaching Artist in Residence, The Cooper Union, School of                                            Art, New York, NY

2005                             Oscar B. Cintas Fellowship Award, Americas Society, New York, NY

2004                             Robert Schoelkopf Traveling Prize, Yale University, New Haven CT

2002                             Art in Embassies Program, Brasilia, Brazil

2001                             Chestler Visual Arts Award, Miami, FL




Exhibition Record:


Selected Solo Exhibitions:


2019                             Antenna, Locust projects, Miami, FL

2015-16                        Baccanalia, Soho Beach House/ Art Design Project, Miami, FL

2013                             Imaginary Portraits, Cannonball Residency, Miami, FL

2011                             No Hay Olvido/There's No Forgetting, Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY

2009                             In-Hazing, Gallerie Sultana, Paris, France Featured Artist, VOLTA art fair,                                             New York, NY

2008                             Collapsing Inward, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL

2007                             Lethe, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France

                                     What Business Does Innocence Have Here, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

2004                             Featured Artist/None of The Above, Real Art Ways, West Hartford, CT



Selected Group Exhibitions:


2017                             In Times of Uncertainty, Edge Zones Art, Miami, FL

                                     Dutch Masters, Art Basel Miami, Miami FL

                                     Portrait, Flowerbox Projects, Miami, FL

2015                             100+ Degrees, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami FL

2014                             Cuban America, An Empire State of Mind, Lehman College, Bronx, NY

2012                             Younger, Daniel Cooney Fine Arts, New York, NY

2011                             Declaring Independence, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ

                                     The S-Files, El Museo's Biennale, El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY

                                     Converging Trajectories, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2010                             I See Myself in You, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY

2008                             New Works on Paper, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France

2007                             Fact, Fantasies and Fictions, The Galleries at Moore Goldie Paley Gallery,                                           Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

                                     Dream of Today, Steve Turner Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated                                         by Ami Smith-Stewart)

2006                             Partial Recall, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY

2005                             Jen Reve, La Fondation Cartier pour L'art Contemporain, Paris, France

                                     Cintas Award Finalist Exhibition, Americas Society, New York, NY

2004                             Domestic Arrivals, White Box, New York, NY

                                     Intersection, Yale Art Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2003                             New Drawings, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL

                                     Art in Embassies Program Exhibition, American Embassy, Brasilia, Brazil


Collaborative Projects:


2019                             FeCuOp, Antenna, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

2008                             Gold Rush, The Yard at Casa Lin, Miami, FL

2005                             Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Definitive Juxtapose, in association with Scion                                           Art's Foundation, Miami, FL

2003                             FeCuOp, Assembly of An Allegory, Rocket Projects, Miami FL.

                                     FeCuOp, Heart Shaped Booth, Box Art Space, Miami, FL

2001                             FeCuOP, Going Out on A Limb, Miami Design District, Art Basel, (Miami                                               Loves Design) Curated by Nina Arias, Miami, FL




2017                             Public Mural Project, Elm City Coach/Capoeira and Dance Center, New                                               Haven, CT

2016                             Public Mural Project, Connecticut Center for Technology, New Haven, CT

2011                             Public Art Commission, Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Eclipse, Large scale                                             works for the ships renowned collection of original art, Miami, FL.


Selected Bibliography:

Print Media:


2011                             El Museo's Bienal, "The (S) Files 2011" Exhibition catalog

2009                             Mathieu Berenhoc, "Curiel Being Hazed..." Vice Magazine, Oct

2008                             Carlos Suarez De Jesus, Three Groundbreaking Art Shows in Wynwood"                                             Miami New Times, Sept

                                     Rohin Guha, "Well-Buttressed: Collapsing Inward" Black Book, Sept

2007                             Edward Lucie-Smith, Feature:" View of Innocence", Arte Al Dia Magazine,                                           May-June

                                     Mia Saavedra, Feature:" The Story Teller" MAP Magazine, issue 2, July

2006                             Ken Johnson, "Art in Review" The New York Times, Aug

2005                             Je'n Reve, Exhibition Catalog, Cartier Foundation, Paris




2019                             Cathy Byrd, interview, podcast Fresh Art International, Miami, Fl, August

2006                             Jill Spalding, Interview, "The Up-And-Comers" WPS1 Radio New York,

                                     (Miami Art Basel 06), Dec


Selected Lectures, Presentations, Workshops:


2018                           Visiting Artist Lecturer, Utah State University, Logan, Ut

                                   Visiting Artist Critique, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2012                           Visiting Artist Slide presentation, Legal Arts Residency, Miami, FL

2004                           Slide Lecture presentation, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2003                           Miami Art Museum program lectures for public Schools, Miami, FL

2000                           Artist Slide Series, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL


Selected Collections:


Perez Art Museum (PAMM) Miami, Fl

Art in Embassies Program, United States Embassy, Brasilia, Brazil

Bullock Collection, Russia, South France, New York

Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Fl

Hort Family Collection, New York, NY

Jean-Pierre Lehmann Collection, New York, NY

La Fondation Cartier pour L’art Contemporain, Paris, France

The Dean Valentine collection, Los Angeles, California

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