I was born in a border town in California into a military family. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Columbus State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State University (ASU). I am currently a Faculty Associate in ASU’s School of Art and collaborating on mural projects with organizations across the Phoenix metro area.
As a scholar of Hip Hop culture and practitioner of breaking and graffiti for over the last two decades, my work is informed by the value of storytelling and the power of building community through art. My involvement in graffiti led me to an interest in text-based art and public art murals. As a community-based muralist, I focus on community engaged projects and have worked on many large-scale murals in and around San Diego, CA and Phoenix, AZ. I continue to use Hip Hop as a source of inspiration for my work by creating spaces wherein stories of the communities where the murals reside are shared, people feel represented, and to promote a critical awareness of the need to look at the spaces in between.