1969 Lisbon, Portugal


2001-2003San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, Painting
1992-1994School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts
University, Boston, MA, BFA, Painting
1989-1992S.A.C.I., Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy
Summer Abroad Program
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, Liberal Arts Studies

Group Exhibitions

2017Text & Image, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn NY, Curated by Edith Newell
2008Biophilia, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, Curated by Ashley Kalemjian
2007Systems and Transmutations, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2006Close Calls, Headlands Center of the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2005Abstraction is Dead (Long Live Abstraction), Belcher Studios, San Francisco, CA
Curated by Trudy Montgomery
Juried Annual 2004-2005 Exhibition, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
Juror Rene de Guzman
2004Line Up, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
Traveling Scholars Group Show, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2003Group Show, CIS (Center for Integrated Systems) Stanford University, CA
New California Masters, a juried show of selected graduating Californians MFA’s
WORKS, San Jose, CA, Jurors Lizabeth Oliveria, Bryan Yedinak


2005Juror’s Commendation Award- First Place, Juried Annual 2004-2005 Exhibition, Pro Arts Gallery.
Juror Rene de Guzman.
2003SFMOMA SECA Art Award Nomination
2003Headlands Center for the Arts, MFA Residency Award
2003Honorable Mention Painting Award, San Francisco Art Institute
2003Traveling Scholarship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2002Schmidt Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute
2001-2003Graduate Merit Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute


2007Teixiera da Mota, Carolina, “Tension between Painting and the Environment,”
Attitude, March Issue 2007
2006Van Proyen, Mark, “ ‘Close Calls: 2006’ at the Headlands Center for the Arts, ”
Artweek, April 2006, Volume 37, Issue 3
2004Temin, Christine, “A brush with greatness at the Museum School awards show,”
Theatre/Arts, Boston Globe, February 22nd
2001Adriao, Susana, “Pintar e viver na America,”
Retrato, Lux, June Issue 1997
1997Porfirio, Jose Luis, “Maria Joao Vasconcelos, Modulo”
Cartaz, Expresso, October 25th