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Public Art

      • 2016-2019 Created another public art commission for the City of Phoenix and Sky Harbor Airport.  A Terrazzo floor design for the new Terminal 3 bridge walkway area titled “Light. Love. Life.”  7000 sq. ft area. Design and mitigation began in 2016, construction began October 2018. Opened to the public Jan. 7th 2019.


      • 2019 Freelance and Remote Web Design and Illustration
      • 2018 Web Designer for the University of Phoenix, marketing department
      • 2017 Web Designer for Tallwave digital marketing
      • 2015-2017 Creative Director for micro-publishing company Heart and Mind Press

Public Art

      • 2008-2011 Created a public art commission for the City of Phoenix and Sky Harbor Airport.  A Terrazzo floor design for Terminal 3 Baggage Claim area titled “Desert Rain” 25000 sq. ft area. Design and mitigation began 2008, construction began April 2010, completion January 2011.

Selected Exhibitions

      • 2016 (September ’15 – Jan.’16) Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, “Chicano State of Mind” Mesa AZ
      • 2013 (June 1 to July 27) Art Intersection Gilbert, AZ Group show
      • 2013 (February 21 – March 22) Shemer Art Center, Scottsdale, AZ Group show
      • 2006 (December – February 2007) Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa AZ
      • 2003 (July- Aug. ) Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
      • 2003 (January-March) Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ Group show
      • 2002 (December) Marshall Arts Galery, Scottsdale, AZ “Sueños” solo exhibition
      • 2001-2002 Touring Exhibition in México, curated by Museo de la Ciudad, Santiago de Querétaro, MX
      • Museo de la Ciudad, Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., MX, solo exhibition
      • Belles Artes San Miguel de Allende, GTO., MX, solo exhibition and FAI Save The Children MX fundraiser
      • Casa de la Cultura de Celaya, Celaya, GTO, MX, solo exhibition
      • 2001 Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Az “The 2001 Arizona Biennial”


      • 2009 Communication Arts Magazine Design Annual -Loteria Greeting Cards
      • 2002 Artist Professional Development Grant, The Arizona Commission for the Arts
      • 2001 NEA and The Arizona Commission for the Arts, Artist Projects Grant

Publications Include

      • 2017 “Loteria! Un mundo de imagenes. Las loterias de figuras en Campeche y Mexico” por Enrique Ortiz Lanz, who is the current Director of Museums and Exhibitions of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) Published by Camara de Diputados, LXIII Legislature, Mexico City ( 2017 ). Available for purchase
      • 2014 Illustrated children’s Books “How to Celebrate Winter Solstice” published by Heart and Mind Press
      • 2013 “Golemito” written by Ilan Stavans and published by New South Books.
      • 2013 “100 Artists of the Southwest” by Ashley Rooney Schiffer Publishing
      • 2006 Sioux City Iowa, Art Center Museum Catalog “La Lotería Una Ventana en la Cultura y Historia de México”
      • 2006 book “100 Artist of the Southwest” by Douglas Bullings
      • 2005 Contributing author of “Encyclopedia Latina” Scholastic Library Publishing Co.
      • 2003 book, “Loteria!” Author Ilan Stavans, Artwork by Teresa Villegas, U of A Press
      • 2001 The Wall Street Journal, Review of The Arizona Biennial
      • 2001 The Arizona Republic, Review of the Arizona Biennial
      • 1998, ’97 Arizona Illustrated, KUAT Television, Featured Artist Interview

Related Experience

      • 1998-99 University of Arizona, Tucson, Adjunct Instructor, Art Dept.
      • 1995 University of Arizona, Tucson, Adjunct Instructor Art Dept.
      • 1990-1995 The Arizona Daily Star Newspaper, Staff Artist/Illustrator/Graphic Designer
      • 1989-90 Harbinger House Book Publishers, Art Director, and Graphic Designer


      • 1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, Tucson


      • Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, permanent collection. Mesa, AZ
      • Frost Library, special collections, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

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