Writing

  1. A Bit On Process - 1

    11 May 2021

    As an artist, I know when it’s time to move on to a new body of work when the current series I’m working on feels like a gimmick. It begins to feel like a gimmick when I have mastered the rules I’ve created to govern the series I’m working on…


  2. Animals

    17 May 2018

    “We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in. … You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals.” - Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States of America March 16th, 2018 Yes, biologically we are all animals but the legibility…


  3. Artifacts+Fictions: Pete Hoffecker Mejia

    12 Dec 2017

    Click here to read my interview with artist Peter Hoffecker-Mejia


  4. Shape Shifter: Laura Garcia-Penn

    12 Dec 2017

    Click here to read my interview with artist Laura Garcia-Penn


  5. Con Gusto

    17 May 2017

    My skin and eyes are light in color because my European ancestors arrived in the Yucatan and then proceeded to rape and pillage my Indigenous Ancestors. I’m a residue of resilience in the face of conquest. Soy mestizo y con gusto.


  6. We Can’t Become Them

    11 Nov 2016

    Here’s the thing…. Not every white person voted for Trump. Many of them united with us and voted for a candidate, that despite her flaws was still on board with protecting a majority of Americans. I just want to acknowledge that, and affirm that, and say thank you. As I…


  7. Politics, Ideology, & Art: Understanding and Affirmation through Althusser’s Ideology and the Ideological State Apparatuses (2011)

    24 Mar 2016

    Politics Ideology, & Art: Understanding and Affirmation through Althusser’s Ideology and the Ideological State Apparatuses            In the documentary, South of the Border, film maker Oliver Stone visits with one of the most polemic government leaders in the Americas since Fidel Castro. The first scene of the film is of…


  8. What’s the Big Idea? (MFA Thesis, 2011)

    24 Mar 2016

    ­ “I stand between two worlds, am at home in neither, and in consequence have rather a hard time of it. You artists call me a commoner, and commoners feel tempted to arrest me … I do not know which wounds me more bitterly. Commoners are stupid; but you worshippers


  9. An Introduction to Las Manos Negras (2012): A project by Scott Gleeson, Dane Larsen, and Justin Shull

    24 Mar 2016

     I began my own investigation into models of socially engaged art and its processes shortly before graduating with an MFA from the Meadows School of the Arts in the spring of 2011. Creative Time, a nonprofit organization that works to coordinate and fund socially engaged art projects, workshops, and events…


  10. It’s Not What It Is - Published in UCLA’s Aztlan: A Journal For Chicano Studies (2014)

    24 Mar 2016

    Part 1: Imagine my surprise, at the age of 25, when I realized that I knew very little about the Chicano Movement. Sure we had heard of Cesar Chavez from our history books and while we knew he was important, the details were limited and those available were convoluted at…


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