Once an at-risk foster youth from the low-income projects, Art had to navigate his way through being homeless as a young teenager, re-entering high school after missing a few years of public education. He re-routed his life towards a future where he was able to finish college to return to the community and pay it forward. Earning a BA in Studio Art from San Francisco State University: he is passionate about bridging Art and community in ways that express the complexities and beauties of being a from the struggle individually and collectively. Through YMAC he hopes to champion restorative justice, especially with youth who are facing similar struggles he survived while ensuring that they are at the forefront of leading the change they want to see in their schools and in the world.

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