Perhaps because I was born in Leon, Nicaragua, but raised in Miami, and quickly squirmed to NYC to learn what painting was all about, is why these three cultures have influenced my paintings to search why I make paintings. The current paintings describe social anxiety in daily miscommunication, using form and color as stage characters for imposed environments. In my persistence to use raw materials historically used in academic painting, to contrast modern paint with pigment--a kind of fanatical review on contemporary painting transpires, setting a stage for the current Miscommunication Paintings. /// BFA, School of Visual Arts, NYC, MFA, Bard College, Milton Avery School of Art in Annandale on Hudson, NY. Director of Exhibitions, Wrong Color @ Kremer Pigments--a non-commercial exhibition space, where artist's curate shows to benefit their own research for solving color use in their own work. Raw Materials Painting Instructor. General Manager, Kremer Pigments NYC. Studio located in Brooklyn, New York.