Born    1984 Los Angeles, CA

Resides in San Diego, CA




2015    MFA Painting, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, NY, NY

2008    BFA Painting, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

2006    Study Abroad University of Guanajuato Mexico, Guanajuato, MX

2003    Study Abroad Semester at Sea University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2002    Associate of Arts Yavapai Community College        




2017 Artistic Soireé, Los Angeles CA, curated by Britt Magnuson

 2015    “Blankets” Thesis Exhibition at New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Scultpture, New York, NY

2014    “Perceptions” Camaradas Emperial Gallery, New York, NY

2014    “Thursday Art Nights” Meet the artist and solo show, Oceanside, CA

2013    “Circles” Café Ipe, Encinitas CA.

2010   “New Works” at Kindred Journeys 510 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA

2004   Benefit for Africa at Belvedere’s Bistro Prescott, AZ

2000   Zhan’s Coffee Shop Prescott, AZ



2018    “West Coast Connections” Curated by Karen Wilkin, Hackett Mill Gallery San Francisco, CA 

2018      “X Marks the Spot” New York Studio School, New York, NY

2018    “Resident Artist” Uncommon Goods POP Up, Encinitas, CA

2018    “While the trees run” Northern Daughters VT

2017 "NYSS Alumni Show" New York Studio School, New York, NY 

2017 "26th Annual Juried Show" Bowery Gallery, New York, NY Juried by Kyle Staver

2017 "Mexico at the Crossroads" Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn NY 

2017 LA Art Walk "Herstory" Downtown Artwalk Lounge, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Nat George

2017 "Coherence" at Nuwave Gallery, Los Angeles CA, curated by Joey Moreno

2016 Hohenburg Scholarship Recipient Exhibiton at The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. 

2016 LA ART FAIR with WERD Gallery, Los Angeles CA curated by Tim Mueller

2015 "Open Call" Group Show, Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood NY.

2015 "Locally Sourced" a group show of 5 recent NYC MFA graduates. E.Tay Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Christina Papanicolaou

2015   "Strange Paradise" National Juried Exhibition at Frist Street Gallery, New York, NY. Curated and Juried by Steven Harvey.

2015    “New Work, New York” 2013 A Survey of Selected works by Second Year MFA students and   recent graduates from elven New York colleges and Universities" curated by Kat Griffen

2014    “Imprints” Katie Ruiz, Rachel Rickert and Sarah King. New Works NYSS, NY

2014    “Embodiment” Two person Show Katie Ruiz and Suki Valentine. NYSS, NY

2013    RAW: Brooklyn Discovery, Public Assembly,Brooklyn, NY

2013    Greenpoint Gallery Juried show, Brooklyn, NY

2011   The Artist Alley 863 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

2011   The Riford Center 6811 La Jolla Blvd. La Jolla, CA

2008   BFA Thesis Exhibition, Beasley Art Gallery W Riordan Rd. Flagstaff, AZ

2007   Himme Productions Juried Group Exhibition Memphis, TN

2006   Cervantino Festival Art Showing Guanajuato, Mexico





2015    Hoenburg Travel Scholarship recipient

2014    Mac Conner Scholarship recipient

2014    LCU Women’s Fund Scholarship recipient

2007    Himme Productions Art Contest Juried

2007    NAU School of Art J.D. Moller Scholarship Juried

2002    Mountain Artist Guild Scholarship Juried

2002    Kate Corey Art Scholarship juried



2018                        Hackett Mill Gallery Panel discussion with Wayne Thiebaud, Karen Wilkin, Gina Werfel, Hearne Perdee, Sarah Blaustein.

2017-Current      Art Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, San Diego Community College District

2017-Current      Owner and Operator of Vivid Space SD- Artist Run Gallery

2015-Current      Teacher Assistant for Graham Nickson Drawing and Painting Marathons, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture

2016-2013           Bowery Hotel, New York, NY Special Event Coordinator and Server

2012-2014           Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn New York, Special Events & Gallery Coordination

2003    Volunteer Art teacher at Dukwi Refugee Camp, Botswana, Africa