Artist

CV

BORN

San Juan, PR

Lives and works in Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Columbia College; Chicago, IL; BA  

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC); Chicago, IL; MFA

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Weisman Scholarship; Columbia College Chicago

Film production fund; Columbia College Chicago

AT&T Pioneers, AT&T Bell Labs, Naperville, IL

D.R.I.V.E. Committee 

Graduate College Diversity Fellowship

Certificate of Appreciation from UIC Children's Department 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo

LAND, BODY AND SOAL, Chicago, May 19- current

PRELUDE TO ENNEAD, Chicago, September 2017

OVERCOMING the SUPEREGO: Chicago, October 28, 2016

Group

PRELUDE TO ENNEAD, Chicago, September 2017

COMPLEX, Chicago, June 2017

CONTEXT, New York, May 2017

OVERCOMING the SUPEREGO: Chicago, October 28, 2016

WHITE SERIES: Chicago, June 6, 2015

IN the BEGINNING, THERE WAS BLUE: Chicago, Dec. 6, 2014

SQUARE OFF SERIES:  Chicago, August 22, 2014

FILMS

War of the Nutters: Assistant Director/ Director of Photography; part of 48hour projectPrelude: Short montage of beauty

Prelude; Short montage on beauty Ambition, Directed and produced this short diary film on women of color striving to succeed in the arts while simultaneously attempting to raise their children

My World Will Be All Right; music video, produced, directed, and edited this music video for singer Jade Maze

Numu Tekwa, Speak Comanche: Planned, developed, produced, and directed a 30-minute documentary based on the Comanche Tribe and the language preservation efforts in practice to preserve this native American population’s tongue

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Guest Speaker; Columbia College; Chicago, IL  

Guest speaker at Mesa State College

ARTICLES

Voyage Chicago, 2018, June 18rh. Local Stories: Check out Tina Mari Rucker's Artwork. 

Chicago Tribune,“Preserving Native Americans’ Heritage.” Tempo DuPage Section, Nov. 16, 1997, Section 17, pg.3

People First, “Language Lessons: Employees Work to Preserve Comanche Language,” 3rdissue, 1995, pg. 2