I was born in Ibague, Colombia. I grew up in Bogota where I studied art at the Universidad Nacional (National University) and graphic design at the SENA Institute. At the age of 22, I emigrated to New York City where I lived, studied and worked for many years. I currently live in Teaneck, NJ and have established my art studio at home. In New York, I studied for many years at the Art Students League and I trained in all printmaking techniques at The Printmaking Workshop under the direction of the master Robert Blackburn. Years later, as I started creating digital art, I took several courses in Multimedia and Advanced Photoshop at New York University (NYU).
During my artistic career, I have had several Individual Exhibits and have participated in many Group Shows throughout the United States as well as in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Colombia. I was selected for the exhibit Expresiones Hispanas sponsored by the Coors company which traveled for two years to six museums across the United States. The Newark Museum in NJ selected my work for their Quincentennial exhibit commemorating 500 years since the discovery of America. I have also exhibited in other museums such as the Biggs Museum of American Art in DE, the Bergen Museum of Arts and Science in NJ, the Museo Rayo, Museo de Arte Actual, and Museo Bolivariano de Arte Contemporaneo in Colombia. My work is in private and public collections including the Brooklyn Museum, The Library of Congress and the Museo Rayo.
I am a painter, sculptor, printmaker and digital artist. I have mastered many techniques in my work especially the airbrush on canvas and on paper using acrylics. My sculptures are made of alabaster using only hand tools. In printmaking, I use various techniques primarily on zinc plates. For my digital art, I create paintings with lots of colors and forms using various software programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Painter.