I was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1978. I lived most of
my early childhood in different towns and cities in Panamá.
When I was five years old my family lived in a rental house. We
weren't able to paint the walls, so my parents allowed my older
siblings and I to make drawing and watercolor paintings and tape
them to the wall. A good portion of the living room walls were covered
by the time we moved out. Many of our closest family friends in
Panamá were artists. My family and I spent much of our time
visiting with them in their studios. While the adults talked, the
kids spent most of our time playing with clay.
My family and I moved to Orange County, California, after the Panamanian
invasion of 1989. I later naturalized as an American citizen while
continuing to hold my Colombian citizenship. During my high school
years I found a creative outlet in cartooning. Some of my cartoons
were published in various books newspapers and online publications
in Nicaragua and the U.S.
I was introduced to the computer as a fine art medium while I was
attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At first, most of
the digital work I did was interactive and time-based, but as I
started to focus more on photography, I found more interest with
what I could do digitally with the still image. During these times
I also began to exhibit my work and discovered the importance of
the final presentation of the artwork. I continued to focus my artwork
in photography and computer augmented art and graduated with a Bachelor
of Fine Arts degree.
After I graduated, my photographic work became more about the painterly
aspects of the digital manipulation and less about the photography.
Even though the final medium is the same as a chemically processed
photograph, the works are more of a painting. I have exhibited my
Photopaintings and other works at various locales in New Mexico,
Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.
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English: Who-Ann Ca-Me-Lo Ooh-Yo-Ah
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