Visual Artist, Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and Licensed Clinical Counselor (LCPC). Currently in private practice. Education: BA Visual Arts, 2010, Universidad Javeriana, Colombia; MA Art Therapy, 2016, School of The Art Institute.
I am a Colombian visual artist who migrated to the US eight years ago in the pursuit of a Master's Degree in Art Therapy at SAIC. My professional experience has entailed work across institutions: schools, museums, community mental health facilities and mental health private practice. Throughout my trajectory I have facilitated art making and art reflection for groups of students, museum visitors and now mental health consumers. I currently practice as an art therapist and psychotherapist at a private practice and approach my work through a lens that is open to explore how the intersection between art making and mental health takes on different meanings in each individual according to their personal history and social positionality. I use the notions of intersectionality, decolonization and depathologization to guide my practice.
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.