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.

Education
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.

Affiliations
                       Member, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC.  
                       Member, Washington Sculptors Group, Washington DC.  
                       Associate member, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA.  
                       Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America.

Exhibitions
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.

Languages
                       Portuguese – fluent.  Spanish – some understanding.


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