I teach figurative painting and drawing, and I specialize in portraits and human figures. I was born in La Havana, Cuba, but at the age of twelve, I moved with my family to the Dominican Republic, where we built a successful ballet academy. In the DR, I also had the opportunity to study Art at the Institute of Culture and Art, and Altos de Chavón School of Design. In 2001, I received a full scholarship to continue my Art education at the New School University of New York where I have now lived most of my life. I have lived and taught in Miami, now I’m teaching in the wonderful city of Los Angeles where my highest expectations have been set.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the New School University of New York and I also studied Math and General Science for over four years at the City College of New York. I have attended the classes of modern masters Lennart Anderson at Brooklyn College for two years, and Nelson Shanks at The New York Student League and Studio Incamminati for over three years. I am an academically trained painter so my students get the opportunity to truly study painting and drawing with the discipline, rigor, and professionalism it requires, but also with the passion and enthusiasm that is indispensable to do a true work of Art.
Teaching at Ribét:
I taught at multiple head start programs in New York since 2009. I was a teacher’s assistant for Nelson Shanks at the Art Students League of New York, taught at the Miami Fine Arts Academy for over two years, and was a manager, director, and head instructor at Sip Tales Art Studio in Miami.
Favorite part about Ribét:
I appreciate the learning environment at Ribét Academy. Ribét students are focused, hardworking, serious, and always interested in learning more. The small class sizes and freedom we have in the classroom enables us to truly give students the quality education they truly deserve.