PERSONAL WORK & STUDENT WORK

The first 10 images are from the series, A House, A Home. The second 10 images are from the series, Volley. Each image is labeled accordingly with title, dimensions, media, and date of creation. Statements for each series can be found before the start of the images.

Examples of student work can be found after my personal projects. Each image is labeled accordingly with name of artist, Institution and date.

Thank you for your time and consideration. 

 

A HOUSE, A HOME

In the series, A House, A Home, I isolate ubiquitous household objects as a way to begin to investigate traditions of domestic American life. My observations are rooted in my own personal indulgences, tendencies, and expectations, and how I see myself existing within this larger system. I'm interested in revealing some of the complex layers of this shared cultural vernacular through pairing the familiar with the unexpected, and creating anticipation in the viewer that is never quite resolved. The interventions and style of capture re-contextualize the objects as a way to challenge traditional domesticity and to pose questions about convention, consumption, and convenience as staples of American popular culture. 

Vitamins & Minerals, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

Vitamins & Minerals, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

 
Well-Read, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

Well-Read, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

 
Spoonful of Sugar, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

Spoonful of Sugar, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

 
When Life Gives You Lemons, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

When Life Gives You Lemons, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

 
Self-Reflection 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

Self-Reflection 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

 
Balance, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2016

Balance20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2016

 
Quench, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

Quench20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

 
Trouble in Paradise, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2016

Trouble in Paradise, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2016

 
Go With The Flow, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

Go With The Flow20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

 
Stability, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

Stability, 20" x 20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2017

 

 

VOLLEY

This body of work examines my relationship to my childhood experiences and the images that have come to represent them. I am able to identify events in family snapshots, but I do not recall the actual experiences. In this sense the photographs inform my childhood identity no matter how detached I feel from the experiences themselves, and the distinct color palette of 1980s snapshots plays a large part in how I now perceive my adolescence as an adult.

With these ideas in mind, I use methods of physical and digital manipulation to push the original snapshots into a visual language that more accurately depicts my disintegrating relationship to the events in the initial capture. I photograph the original images and digitally sample a variety of colors within each image that best represents it. I then photograph my computer screen individually filled with each sampled color and blend these images with the original.

The surface of the final images consists of color fields and moire patterns with faded silhouettes and hints of photographic information. The optical interference created by the layers of digital artifacts makes it difficult for the viewer's eye to discern exact content or rest within the frame; disrupting any familiarity or intimacy commonly associated with the personal snapshot. With these visual tactics, I am attempting to communicate the inherent disconnect between experience, representation, and memory.

The large prints create a dynamic visual experience for the viewer; drawing her or him in with the pleasing pastel color palette while simultaneously repelling through the use of disorienting patterns.

Installation view of work from Volley, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, 2017

Installation view of work from Volley, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, 2017

 
Installation view of work from Volley, 5G Gallery, Albuquerque 2015

Installation view of work from Volley, 5G Gallery, Albuquerque 2015


 
Long Island Sound, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

Long Island Sound, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

 
Yorktown Heights, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

Yorktown Heights, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

 
Hudson Valley, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

Hudson Valley, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

 
Farview, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

Farview, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

 
West Chester, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

West Chester, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

 
North Shores, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

North Shores, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

 
Old Yorktown Road, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

Old Yorktown Road, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

 
Ocean Drive, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

Ocean Drive, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

 
2747, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

2747, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

 
Sheridan, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

Sheridan, 40" x 60", Archival Inkjet print, 2015

 

 
 
 

STUDENT WORK

The following images are examples of student work under my instruction between 2013-2016 at The University of New Mexico, Doña Ana Community College, and New Mexico State University. All work is labeled with the artist, institution, and date of creation. 

© Jackie Rivera, New Mexico State University, 2016

© Jackie Rivera, New Mexico State University, 2016

 
© Samuel Martinez, New Mexico State University, 2016

© Samuel Martinez, New Mexico State University, 2016

 
© Trey Broomfield, New Mexico State University, 2016

© Trey Broomfield, New Mexico State University, 2016

 
© Steven Tainsh, University of New Mexico, 2014

© Steven Tainsh, University of New Mexico, 2014

 
© Miao Zhu, Doña Ana Community College, 2016

© Miao Zhu, Doña Ana Community College, 2016

 
 
© Melissa Baca, University of New Mexico, 2013

© Melissa Baca, University of New Mexico, 2013

 
© Jill Di Giovanni, New Mexico State University, 2016

© Jill Di Giovanni, New Mexico State University, 2016

 
© Makenna Dossett, Doña Ana Community College, 2015

© Makenna Dossett, Doña Ana Community College, 2015

 
© Brian Farnell, New Mexico State University, 2016

© Brian Farnell, New Mexico State University, 2016

 
© Tristan Gonzales, New Mexico State University, 2016

© Tristan Gonzales, New Mexico State University, 2016

 
© Raquee Rivera, University of New Mexico, 2014

© Raquee Rivera, University of New Mexico, 2014

 
© Tiara Vigil, University of New Mexico, 2014

© Tiara Vigil, University of New Mexico, 2014

 
© Wenyi Huang, New Mexico State University, 2016

© Wenyi Huang, New Mexico State University, 2016

 
© Trevor Pope, University of New Mexico, 2014

© Trevor Pope, University of New Mexico, 2014

 
© Kelley Wargowski, University of New Mexico, 2015

© Kelley Wargowski, University of New Mexico, 2015

 
© Olyvia Mathews, New Mexico State University, 2016

© Olyvia Mathews, New Mexico State University, 2016

 
© Leanna Ashe, Doña Ana Community College, 2015

© Leanna Ashe, Doña Ana Community College, 2015

 
© Chris Hackard, University of New Mexico, 2014

© Chris Hackard, University of New Mexico, 2014

 
© Jiyong Kim, New Mexico State University, 2016

© Jiyong Kim, New Mexico State University, 2016