In my work I attempt to show the surreal and nonsensical nature of the world. For me painting brings out an immediacy and specificity which cannot be arrived at with any other medium. I draw inspiration from everything that is around me. Visual artification or glitch art, figuration and decaying landscapes tell the stories I wish to tell much the same way a dj samples different music bits to create something fresh and exciting.
2009 California State University, President's Honor List
2008 California State University, College of the Arts Dean's List
2007 California State University, selected for the National Dean’s List
2006 Award: Imperial County Mid-Winter Fair, 1st place ribbon in drawing category
2003 Imperial Valley College Foundation Award, Scholarship for merit in the Arts
2003 4th Annual Juried Student Show at Imperial Valley College, Best of Show
2010 BOLD NEW WORLD, Emmanuel Ferraes/Herman Herrera, Dutzi Gallery, Long Beach CA
2003 Windows into the Past, Train Depot Gallery, Imperial CA
2002 The Show, Emmanuel Ferraes/Noe Leyva, Train Depot Gallery, Imperial CA
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