While studying a bachelor's degree in art history in my former life in Mexico City, I fell in love both with theatre and its visual elements as well as the context of historic garments.
I feel lucky for my childhood years, spent surrounded by scraps of fabric since my mother had a home-based sewing business. This sparked a lifelong curiosity about the creative and sculptural potential of textiles and other materials. Soon I found myself exploring several drawing, painting and sculpting workshops while developing a small silversmithing atelier.
These unrelated skills, put together, made great sense in the imagery of the theatre arts making, so I eventually decided to devote myself to the theatre design world, in which I find myself constantly inspired, motivated and at home.
As a Latinx immigrant artist and having designed over 80 productions, I am grateful to be able to live and work in the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Squamish Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh səl̓ilwətaɁɬ First Nations (Vancouver) since 2006, where I earned an MFA in theatre design from the University of British Columbia and where I have taught as an adjunct professor. I am currently an online sessional instructor at University of Victoria's Theatre department.
I am the recipient of 3 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for Outstanding Costume Design: 2014/15 in the large theatre category and 2016/17 in both large and small theatre categories, as well as an Applause Musicals Society Ovation Award for Outstanding Costume Design in 2013.
I am a proud member of the Associated Designers of Canada and IATSE 891