- Featured female in video directed and produced by Thomas Wall and
me. It was screened
in Women in the Director's Chair 1989 film and video festival.
• The Womb - Created this performance art piece and
performed it at Northwestern University's Wallace Theater in 1988.
• One Woman Show, Rock-A-Bye by Samual Beckett - performed
in London in 1986 and at Northwestern University in 1987.
• Performance art piece adapted from James Joyce's book Ulysses
and performed at Northwestern University's Jones Theater in 1987.
• Played the part of Queen Isabella I at different high profile
sites throughout the city of Chicago to promote the Quincentennial
coin issue for the government of Spain.
• Played the part of Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank,
the girl in The Lovliest Afternoon of the Year by John Guare,
Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, the prostitute in Godspell,
Dolly in Annie Get Your Gun, Annie Sullivan in The Miracle
Worker, Maria in Yerma, Agnes in Agnes of God. Ensemble member
in a women's theatre group called Astarte Mettle. Performed in two
shows: Diving into the Wreck and Women's Voices.
invited by the Internal Committee of the Florence Biennale to exhibit
at the Biennale in Florence, Italy, December 1-9th, 2007.
Me in Team”, International Group Exhibition, Heuser Art Center
Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 2003.
• “Images from the Soul,” Garrett-Evangelical Theological
Seminary, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2003.
• "Symbols, Myths, and Metaphors" Exhibition at A+D
11th Street Gallery of Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, 2003.
• Solo exhibition at Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, Illinois,
• "Remembrance" Exhibition at the Oak Park Art League,
Oak Park, Illinois, 2002.
• "Censorship" exhibition, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago,
• "Mind Abstractions," a Latin American Art Exhibition
at Bank One’s Pilsen branch-showed with Mario Castillo, Javier
Chavira, Maria Enriquez de Allen, Jorge Felix, Afredo Martinez, Eladio
Gonzalez, Alberto Gonzalez, Raul Ortiz and Paul Sierra, Chicago, Illinois,
• Latin American Art Exhibition "Symbols and Metaphors,"
University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, La Casa Cultural Latina,
• Cuban Art Exhibition "Images and Reflections," at
Illinois State Fair, Springfield Illinois, 2000 - showed with Humberto
Calzada, Eladio Gonzalez, Rafael Soriano, Ricardo Diaz, Paul Sierra
and Baruj Salinas.
• "Flat Iron Artists," ATC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
• "Defining Our Roles: A Celebration of Artwork by Women,
the Northern Indiana Arts Association Gallery, Munster, Indiana, 1999
- showed with Hollis Sigler, Gladys Nilsson, Margaret Wharton and
• Frick Center Gallery, "Mirrors," show with Oscar
Martinez, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1999.
• "Facing/Figuring Realities," Northwestern University
Settlement Gallery, Chicago, 1998.
• "Mirrors," Miami Dade Community College North Campus
Art Gallery, Miami, 1997.
• "Mirrors," Flat Iron Gallery, Chicago, Illinois,
• "International Women's Day Art Exhibition," Roberto
Lopez Gallery, Chicago, 1997.
• "Visual Fusion," The Field Museum, Chicago, 1996.
• "Hot," R.H. Love Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago-October,
• Northeastern University Group Show, Chicago, Illinois
- October, 1995.
• "Mujeres de Pelo en Pecho" - A group show of Midwest
Latina artists, Northwestern University Settlement Gallery, Chicago,
Illinois - Oct., 1995.
• "Dissolving the Figure" - Boeger Fine Arts Gallery,
Triton College, September, 1995.
• "Latino Artists in Chicago and the Calumet Region"
- William J. Bachman Gallery Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster,
Indiana- September, 1995.
• "Latino Artists in Chicago and the Calumet Region"
- Phantom Gallery at National City Bank, East Chicago, Indiana - September
to October, 1995.
• Roberto Lopez Gallery - Group Show, Chicago, Illinois - August,
• "Archeology of the Mind" - Columbia College Art
Gallery- December, 1994.
• Community Arts Gallery, College of Lake County,- August, 1994.
• Around the Coyote - 1991 through 2001 Chicago, Illinois.
• "Triad of Harmonic Complexity" - Three person exhibition
with Oscar Luis Martinez, Mario Castillo and myself at Boeger Fine
Arts Gallery, Triton College, River Grove, Illinois, 1993.
• Three Person Group Show - Columbia College Hokin Gallery,
Chicago, Illinois 1992.
• My painting
"Is it inevitable?" was featured in the January 24, 2003,
issue of the Chicago Reader Gallery section.
• "Mirrors" was highlighted in the Gallery section
of the Chicago Reader on September 27, 2002.
• "Mirrors" was featured in the October 2002, Midwest
issue of the Art Now Gallery Guide to announce my solo art exhibition
at the Contemporary Art Workshop in Chicago, Illinois.
• "Exhibicion de Arte Latinoamericano Mind Abstractions,"
by Orlando Cruz, El Otro newspaper, October, 2002. My painting "Yesterday
and Tomorow are Here Today," was featured within the article.
• "A Censored Butterfly," by Kari Lydersen, Chicago
Artists' News, November, 2000.
• "Cronica Around Coyote," La Raza Newspaper, September,
• "Excerpts from Speech at Exhibition: Images and Reflections,"
by Raquel Yossiffon, Arena Cultural/La Raza Newspaper, September,
• "Se Alega Que Hubo Censura Hacia Artista Latina,"
by Sonia Vazquez, La Raza Newspaper, August 27, 2000.
• "Artist Whose Painting was Pulled from the State Fair
Sees Censorship," by Ray Long, Chicago Tribune, August 20, 2000.
• "Donde Aulla el Coyote," by M. Victoria Bianco,
Arena Cultural/La Raza Newspaper, August, 2000.
• The Reader newspaper, June 23, 2000.
• "Mirrors are Reflections of the Heart for Local Artist
Couple," by Marcia E. Gawecki, Arena Cultural/La Raza Newspaper,
• The Times Indiana Newspaper, January 10, 1999, review by Sharon
• "Archeology of the Mind," by Ilana Vardy, Art Nexus,
July - September, 1995 edition.
• "Arqueologia de la Mente" by Leticia Espinosa, La
Raza Newspaper, December, 1994.
• The Chicago Tribune featured painting titled "When Time
Stands Still," in the Tempo Lake section, September, 1994.
• "Magic Realism Bewitches Lake County Art," by Michael
Bonesteel in Pioneer Press' Diversions, September, 1994.
• "Fine Arts Gallery Features Local Latin American Artists,"
by Jason Girard, Pioneer Press, September, 1993.
• The Columbia College Chronicle, October, 1992.
• The Political and Cultural Monthly, October, 1992.
University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, Juris Doctor, 2000.
• University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Business Administration,
• Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, BS in Performance
• University of London's Westfield College, 1986 Study Abroad
Program in theatre and European literature.
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Visual
Arts CAAP Grant, 1991-1994.
• Sullivan Fellow with the International Human Rights Law Institute,
• Mayor's Leadership 2000 Scholarship recipient.
• Admitted as DePaul University College of Law Dean's Scholar.
• Recipient of the University of Illinois at Chicago College
of Business Dean's Scholarship.
• Research Assistantship with the University of Illinois Center
for Research on Women and Gender.
• North Carolina National Bank Scholarship Winner.
• National Society of Hispanic MBA's Chicago Chapter Gold Award.
• American Business Women's Association Scholarship Winner.
• American Legion Leadership Award Winner.
• National Trust for Historic Preservation Scholarship Winner.
• Past board member of Women in Film.
• Founding board member of the Latin American Museum of Art.
SPECIAL SKILLS AND FEATURES
in Spanish. Voice training – Singing: Under Jinger Malone and
Cynthia Gross; Spoken – (Lessac Technique) Under Nan Withers
– Wilson and Doug Lieberman, Northwestern University.