This December : Solo Show

Observed and Recorded Permutation of The Holy Spirit XI

(36 inches x 81 inches-pastel and powdered graphite erasing on dura-lar)

When I lived on the West Coast, life as an artist was very different. I had an agent that would connect me with galleries, museums and arts institutions. She was amazing. We got along very well, it was like having an older, wiser sister in charge of my career. When I moved to the South East, everything changed. For the past 3.5 years, just like everyone else, I had to hit the pavement, make connections, in search of shows.

I am happy to announce that just a few weeks ago I signed a contract with a gallery in Atlanta, For the first time in my career, I will be represented by a commercial gallery. This is the thing that most artists covet and it came just when I wasn’t looking. I received an email from Robin Bernat, Gallerist, starting this process. As a result, I am having my first solo show in Atlanta, Georgia titled:

An idiosyncratic path toward…

Reception: Saturday, December 8th (4pm - 7pm) This exhibition runs from December 8 to January 5.

A musical recital from ensemble Cantos y Cuentos will occur on:

Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:30pm

This exhibition will feature some new and familiar pieces presented in a new context.

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1123 Zonolite Road NE Suite 20A Floataway Building Atlanta, Georgia 30306

Gallery hours: Wed-Sat, 11-5, and by appointment

Please join us and bring a friend or 7.

El Show

El Show was the first Latin American Contemporary, Pop Up Show in Atlanta in recent years. Esteban Patino, Colombian born, Artist and Curator, was the mastermind behind this exhibition. Esteban gathered 8 Atlanta local artists. I was very fortunate to be invited, I had just met him a few weeks prior. Luckily, he enjoyed my erasings after visiting my studio and included them in the show.

Esteban Patino states, “A small , yet important show. El Show, a group exhibition at Open Space, is a survey of contemporary work by Latin American Artists living in Atlanta. Participating artists include Anjie Jerez, Carla Contreras, Karen Lamassonne, Lucha Rodriquez, María Korol, Pamela Diaz Martinez, Ignacio Michaud, Rolando Vasquez, and Esteban Patino and will include video, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and installation."

If you weren’t able to attend, hopefully there will be more shows like this in the near future.

Italian Summer '18

Orvieto a small Italian town located on a plateau 1.5 hrs north of Rome and south of Florence.

I stumbled upon a Christian Philosophy and Theology School based in Toronto which offered a course in Theological Aesthetics that ran concurrently with an International Artist Residency.

Artists: graphic designers, painters, writers, philosophers, historians, film makers, dancers, deacons all gathered together for both residency and academic rigor.

Readings nightly from Aristotle to Calvin. We were all under the tutelage of the wonderfully knowledgeable Rebekah Smick, John Skillen , David Holt and Thomas McIntire.

This residency was unlike others I’ve participated in and it proved to be quite fruitful. I made my first Italian street art piece, played with light installations, and did some traditional drawing and painting all while in the confines of a 13th century convent basement.

All in all, I walked away from this experience with a broader knowledge of why images were initially made, how they were used in worship and the historical and philosophical ponderings of many societies regarding art as a theological tool.

The Holy Spirit was presented in many new forms this summer and I have a lot of work to do as a result.


Basement Projects DTSA


In December of 2017, I saw a call for project proposals on Instagram at Basement Projects DTSA. Christian Ramírez, artist and newly gallerist, gathers other artists to curate his space. Below are a few sentences outlining the space, the show and how it came together for an exhibition in April, 2018.


Basement Projects DTSA is located in downtown Santa Ana, California and is a non-profit project venue free from the constraints of the retail marketplace and conceived as a space to promote critical artistic thinking and exposure in the field of contemporary art in Orange County. 

Anthony Pessler, Henry Leo Schoebel and Pamela Diaz Martinez met in 2002 when Martinez joined the MFA program at Arizona State University. Pessler and Schoebel were, and still remain, members of ASU's painting and drawing program faculty. It soon became apparent that the three were kindred spirits, driven as they were to ponder fundamental existential questions through a deep commitment to image-making. Though separated by time and geography, their formative experiences were shaped by the theology and ritual of the Catholic church. The exhibition, Tres Veritates, or Three Truths, is an exploration of how a shared impulse can result in vastly divergent forms, as developed through the lens of individual experience and understanding.  



Monster Drawing Rally


Every two years or so, The High Museum of Art hosts the Monster Drawing Rally. Approximately, 75 artists are asked to participate.

There are 3 - 1 hour shifts, the artists choose the shift they want to draw in. The artist can make as much art as they wish and then it is given for sale to raise funds for the museum.

All works of art are $75. Its a great way to start a collection on a budget.

My Process •

Steps 1-7 featured in the pictures here occurred 5 times in 50 minutes •

My friends that were watching said my hands were shaking due to nerves for the first 4 minutes • Then, they visibly witnessed me get into a groove •

Thanks to all of the people who purchased my pieces, support artists and came to the event.