Born in Brazil, I currently live and work in Alexandria, Virginia.
1981-2016 Mixed Media Sculpting, home studio. Professional goldsmith/designer, King’s Jewelry, Old Town Alexandria, VA.
2006 Public Studio, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA. Welded metal sculpture.
1983-2011 Mentored/Supervised goldsmiths at King’s jewelry, Alexandria, VA.
1980-1982 Public Studio, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA. Welded metals, cast bronze and aluminum.
1980 Sculpting Studio, Washington, DC.
1978-1979 Assistant to Jimilu Mason, sculptor, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA. Welded metals.
1978 Assistant to Caribé, painter/sculptor, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Bronze casting. 1977 Taught sculpting and drawing, Escola Domestica Kate White, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
1976-1977 Trained/Supervised foundry workers at Mesa Bronze Foundry, Centerpoint, TX.
2002 Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America.
1981-1983 Studied in jewelry construction and gemstone setting with master goldsmiths, Scott Handler and Eric Hoffman. Creative Goldsmiths, Rockville, MD.
1975-1977 Completed apprenticeship with Dick Tuma, Mesa Bronze Foundry, Centerville, TX. Master of Bronze Casting.
1975-1976 Liberal Arts Studies, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
1974 Sculpture apprenticeship with Alecy Azevedo, sculptor, Salvador, Brazil. Figurative sculpture.
1973-1974 Industrial Engineering studies, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
2015 Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, "Sanctuary," curator Shanti Norris. Mixed media sculpture.
2014 WPA at Artisphere, "Select 2014," curator Olivia Kohler-Marga. Mixed media sculpture.
2013 Honfleur Gallery, "Sculpture Now 2013," curator Florcy Morisset. Wood and copper sculpture.
2011 WPA/ Hickok Cole Architects, "Art Night 2011," curator Lauren Gentile. Wood and copper sculpture.
2011 American Center for Physics, "The Space Between," curator Sarah Tanguy. Mixed media sculpture.
1977 Feira da Bondade, Bahiatursa Pavilion, Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil. Bronze sculpture.
1976 Mesa Bronze foundry Art Gallery, Lubbock, TX. Bronze sculpture.
Portuguese – fluent. Spanish – some understanding.