Group Exhibitions
2019

The Line at GRIIC Contemporary, Honolulu, HI
Regenerate! Book Arts in Hawai’i, Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI
At the Pith Curated by Tiffany Lin, Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA
OVERSEAS: Fil-Am Artist Showcase, The Front Gallery, San Ysidro, CA
Tropic Zine Issue 2 Release, Aupuni Space, Honolulu, HI
Translocal Scores / Translocal Archives, akademie der bildenden künste wien & VBKÖ – Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs, Vienna, Austria
Filipinx Nipa Hut Hangout @ SaVAge K’lub, Honolulu Biennial, Honolulu, HI
Contact Hawai’i: Acts of Faith, Hawaiian Mission Houses, Honolulu, HI

2018

Desde Más Acá, Binational Conferencia, City College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Photo Exercises: Re-imagining on Risograph, Out Here, Tijuana, BC, MX
Working Conditions, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
Raw Material curated by Eve Fowler, Aupuni Space, Honolulu, HI

2017

Nuclear Infaux Center at GRIIC Contemporary, Honolulu, HI
5 Minute Film Fest, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Visual Stories, Luxe Gallery, San Diego City College, San Diego, CA
Women in Light, San Diego City College, San Diego, CA
Nowhere but Here: Photo Exhibition, The Front Gallery, San Ysidro, CA
We Are Here/Estamos Aquí, SDSU Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA

2016

How Now Chinatown: Seven Photographers, Legion, San Francisco, CA
I’m Evil? @ IUD: A Place you Think About, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA
Remirarnos: Re(e)nunciar a(e)l Archivo, Saltillo, Coahuila, MX

2015

Encuentro, Apropiación y Memoria. Recuperación de Archivos Fotográficos en la Frontera, Centro Estatal de las Artes, Tijuana, MX
De Barro Somos, OUT HERE, Tijuana, MX
Portales, Artespacio Mariposa, Tijuana, MX
Women in Light, San Diego City College, San Diego, CA
TURTLE – Hommage à Michael Shamberg, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris
Bilocación / Bilocation, Caffe Vita, Los Angeles & Colectivo Tutúma, Oaxaca, MX

Education 

University of Hawai’i at Mnoa, Honolulu, HI (Graduating Spring 2020)
Master of Fine Arts Candidate in Photography
Graduate Assistant in Digital Media & Electronic Arts
Secretary, UHM Graduate Arts Council, 2019
Events Chair, UHM Graduate Student Organization, 2017-2018
Political Action Chair, Academic Labor United, UHM Graduate Student Union, 2018

San Diego City College, San Diego, CA (2015 – 2017)
Coursework in Analog Photography

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR (2004 – 2008)
Bachelor of Arts in German Studies and Visual Art


Teaching & Community Engagement

Co-founder & current Secretary
Laing Hawai’i Community Language Program, Honolulu, HI – 2018 – present

Teaching Artist
Gear Up Photo Workshop, Waipahu High School – Waipahu, HI, 2019
CECE Summer Program at KVIBE, Kokua Kalihi Valley – Kalihi, HI, 2019
Home Maluhia, Juvenile Detention Facility – Honolulu, HI, 2017 – 2018
Las Fotos Project – Tijuana, MX & Los Angeles, CA, 2014 – 2017
The AjA Project – San Diego, CA, 2015 – 2017
National City Library Teen Workshop – National City, CA, 2016

Gallery Educator
Museum of Photographic Arts – San Diego, CA, 2016 – 2017

Photo Laboratory Technician
San Diego City College – San Diego, CA, January 2016 – 2017 

Co-organizer/founder
Festival Internacional de Fotografía Tijuana, 2015 – 2017

Presentations 

2019 Ilokanas in Hawai’i: Finding our Voice, Pinay Power Conference, Montreal, QC
Pag+adal+an: Creating Learning Spaces within Institutional Art Education, Muling Pag-uugat: 4th International Babaylan Studies Conference on Wahta Kanien’keha:ka Territory near Toronto, ON

2018 Nakabangbangsit: Learning from Sukang Ilokos, Filipino American National Historical Society Conference, Chicago, IL
Learning from Filipino Art History: Collaboration, Performativity, & Humor, School of Pacific and Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference, Honolulu, HI 

2017 Photography as a Tool for Decolonial Self-Education and Social Justice, Nakem Conference, Honolulu, HI

Beyond Borders and Walls: A Scholar Activist Artist Symposium by National University, Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA
Equidad a través del arte, Creative Mornings, Tijuana, MX

2016 Borderclick @ Binational Conferencia, Colegio de la Frontera, Tijuana, MX


Publications

2019 “Maysa a Balikas”, Tropic Zine, Issue 2
Ep. 39: Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt (UN)making podcast Art Practical

2018 “Fil-Am artist exhibits the sour from the sweet  in ‘Working Conditions’”,
The Filipino Inquirer, September 21, 2018
“Three Asian-American artists talk labor: The emotional, the invisible, the
inconsequential”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 6, 2018


Grants & Awards 

2019 Hawaii Handweavers Hui New Weavers Scholarship
Shore Hodge Lipsher Memorial Award, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, 2019-20
Hawai’i People’s Fund Grantee for Laing Hawai’i Language Program
Graduate Assistantship in Department of Art/Art History, University of Hawai’i at Mnoa

2018 H. John Heide Fellowship in Art, U of Hawai’i at Mnoa
Center for Cultural Innovation California Art Leaders Investments Grant
iLaing & Philippine Airlines Ilokano Language Immersion Scholar
Graduate Assistantship in Department of Art/Art History, U of Hawai’i at Mnoa

2017 California State Library Civil Liberties Public Education Program Grantee
Center for Cultural Innovation California Art Leaders Investments Grant
California Humanities, Humanities for All Quick Grant Recipient
Graduate Assistantship in Department of Art/Art History, U of Hawai’i at Mnoa

2016 California Arts Council Artists Activating Communities Grant
Judy Chicago’s Through the Flower Foundation Research Travel Award
Center for Cultural Innovation California Art Leaders Investments Grant

2015 Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Grant Recipient through AjA Project Person of the Year in Arts & Culture, Bien Informado Magazine, Tijuana