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(b. Providence, RI, USA, 1981)


  • MFA San Francisco Art Institute — San Francisco, CA, USA— May 2011

  • BA The Colorado College —Colorado Springs, CO, USA— May 2004

  • Westridge School for Girls, STEAMWork Design Studio Assistant and EdTech Partner, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • UCLA Sci|Art Lab and Studio Summer Institute, Instructor, California Nano Systems Institute Los Angeles, CA, USA, June 2014-Present
  • Genesis Innovation Lab at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, STEAM Coordinator, Los Angeles, CA, USA, June 2018-Present
  • UCLA Art|Sci Center, California Nano Systems Institute Los Angeles, CA, USA, Exhibition and Program Manager, Jan 2014-Jan 2017
  • Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, CA, USA, Curatiorial Assistant (temporary), Oct 2015-July 2016, Family day, installation and texts for WETWARE: art|agency|animation


  • Coalesce Center for Biological Arts, “Umwelt Microbiana” collaboration with Joel Ong, on microbiome in air, water, soil, and skin, Buffalo, NY, USA, May 2018
  • Matza Aletsch, Projects on the effects of climate change on Glaciers and microbes, Alps, Switzerland, Sept 2017
  • Rauschenberg Residency: Rising Waters Confab II, Captiva, FL, USA, May 2016
  • ArtMill Residency, Czech Republic, June 2014
  • Prix Ars Electronica 2013, Honorary Mention in Hybrid Art, Linz, Austria , for the project Microbial Schöppingen involving Microbial Fuel Cells, 2013
  • PLAND (Practice Liberating Art through Necessary Dislocation) Taos, NM, USA , with ISEA 2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness Aug.-Sept. 2012
  • Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher, AZ, USA, resident artist and instructor, May – Aug. 2012
  • Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Schöppingen Germany, Participant of the Kraftwerk Künstlerdorf program, addressing energy through art and science.Nov. 2011 – Mar 2012
  • Colorado Art Ranch, Paonia, CO, USA, Public project on local energy sources & uses Oct. – Nov 2011




  • Telluric Vibrations, Ars Electronica with the UCLA Art|Sci Center—Los Angeles, CA, USA 2020
  • Bio-Cultures, Supercollider (Nook Gallery)—Los Angeles, CA, USA 2019
  • Tool Box, LMAK Gallery, New York, NY, 2019
  • Comfort Level and Tool Box, Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY, 2018
  • International Open Air Expressions, Tokyo Denki University Saitama, Japan 2017
  • Macro-Micro-Nano Climate, Sanbancho Gallery Kawagoe, Japan 2017
  • Microbial Witness/Atlas, Art Sci Salon Cabinet Project Toronto, ON, CAN 2017
  • Microbial Witness/Atlas, Biocultura Santa Fe, NM, USA 2017
  • Water Canning, Current LA: Water Biennial Los Angeles, CA, 2016
  • Rising Waters, Rauschenberg Residency Captiva, FL, USA 2016
  •, Ministerio de Educacion y Cultura, Madrid, Spain, 2012
  • ISEA2102: Machine Wilderness Local Residencies, UNM Taos Atrium, Taos, NM, USA 2012
  • ISEA2012: Machine Wilderness Residency Artists Exhibition, UNM Rainosek Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, USA 2012
  • Biodiamond Energy, Make Art with Purpose (online exhibition), Online, 2012
  • High-Low Quality Exhibition, Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, NRW, Germany 2012
  • Grafikbörse, Stadhalle Vennehof, Borken, Germany 2012
  • The Creamery, Hotchkiss, CO 2011
  • Vernissage, San Francisco Art Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition, San Francisco, 2011
  • Society of 23 Biennial, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2011
  • Traces of Systems, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2010
  • The Expanse Between Our Arms Together, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, 2010
  • Symbolic Flow, Sub-Mission Gallery, San Francisco, 2010
  • Spare + Austere: Art Mirrors Time, City Hall, San Francisco, 2010
  • Lapse, LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA 2010
  • Artists of Artech, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, USA 2009
  • Where else? (Swell’s Where), Swell Gallery, San Francisco, 2009
  • The Drawing Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2009
  • Temperatura Al Tope, Centro Cultural El Nigromante, San Miguel, Mex 2009
  • Estacionarte, 4th annual itinerant urban art show, Mexico City 2009
  • Virgenes y Madonas, Generator Gallery, San Miguel, MX 2008
  • Recycled Art and Fashion Show VI, New York Fashion Academy, Seattle, WA, USA 2008
  • An Exhibit of Robert Storr’s Autograph & Other Work, Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, WA, USA 2008
  • Mutiny, Artech, Seattle, USA 2007
  • Contdown/Build 2 Destroy, Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, WA, USA 2007
  • Recyled Art Show, Re-Store and New York Fashion Academy, Seattle, WA, USA 2006
  • Visions at the Crossing, Two person show, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Durango, CO, USA 2005


  • “Creatividad y Conciencia para Cuidar de Gaia”, Coloquio Transdisciplinario de Entornos Sociales, Escuela Normal Superior de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, 2019
  • Irrational Identities”, CAA Panel Discussion with Meredith Tromble and Joel Ong, Los Angeles, CA, 2018
  • Biodiamond Energy Laboratory”, Biocultura (Workshop), Santa Fe, NM USA 2017
  • “Voladores microbianos”, Centro Cultural de España en Mexico (Workshop), Mexico City, 2017
  • “Sensing the Microbial”, Art Sci Salon (Panel Discussioin), Toronto, CAN 2017
  • Theatros de Energía Biodiamante”, Centro Cultural de España en Mexico (Workshop) Mexico City, 2015
  • “Seres: Makers of Silk” (Workshop organizer), Natural History Museum of LA Los Angeles, CA 2015
  • The Intersection of Art and Science,” with Suzanne Anker, Jessica Rath, and Pam Posey Santa Monica, CA 2015
  • Nanodiamonds in the Treatment of Cancer,” (Workshop) Art|Sci Center, UCLA Los Angeles, CA 2014
  • LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous), Art|Sci Gallery, UCLA Los Angeles, CA, 2014
  • “Bio and Eco Art”, lecture in Claire Phillips’ Eco-Writing class, CalArts, Los Angeles, CA, 2013
  • Collaborations with Electricity-Producing Bacteria”, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA 2013



Kundalini Research Institute, Yoga Instructor Certificate, 2018

Waag Society Biohack Academy 4 Biohacker Diploma, 2017


  • Cosmic Labyrinth, online dynamic learning platform—since 2019
  • Paint: Lab, painting and drawing in-person and online education—instructor since 2019
  • College Arts Association – since 2017
  • XOCIARTEK: Educative, Cultural, and Technological Production and Investigation—Mexico City, Mexico —cooperative member since 2017
  • Leonardo/ISAST, MIT Press—peer reviewer since 2015
  • UCLA Art|Sci Collective—Los Angeles, CA—member since 2014
  • Arttextum, online artist database—participating artist since 2012


English 100% (Native Language), Spanish 95%, Italian 80%, German 20%

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