Mexican-American artist living in San Francisco, California and a recent graduate from a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program at the Academy of Art University.

During his bachelor’s degree in Architecture and throughout his professional practice J Manuel has always been extremely passionate for art, design, and new technologies that helped visualize design projects in 3D.

In addition to working with firms like Lowney Architecture and Tom Eliot & Fisch in California, J Manuel has been an active member of the LGBT community in the Castro District of San Francisco. In 2013 he successfully raised over 27,000 dollars as the captain of his AIDS/LifeCycle team.

As J Manuel continues to explore his art, he strives to create work that is impactful and can make a difference in the community that he knows and loves.


MASTER IN FINE ARTS (3D modeling), Academy of Art University. San Francisco, California. (2012 – 2016)

BACHELOR IN ARCHITECTURE, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Querétaro, Mexico. Graduated with Honors. (2004 – 2008)  


“2016 Student Choice Award” Spring Show 2016, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.


2016 - Spring Show 2016, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.

2015 - Memories For Sale, Hall-Barnett Gallery. New Orleans, LA.

2015 - Spring Show 2015, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA. 

2013 - Castro St Fair, The Mix Artists booth. San Francisco, CA. 

2011 - Fiesta de Animas, Day of the Death installation. Querétaro, MX.




2015   Modeler, Junior Giants Foodiecats, Academy of Arts University, San Francisco, CA

2011 - 2015 Graphic Designer & Modeler, Tom Elliot & Fisch, Doug Chew, Ag-Con Equipment Co., San Francisco, CA

2010 - 2011 Junior Designer, Lowney Architecture, Oakland, CA

2008 - 2010 Junior Architect, Basico Arquitectura, Queretaro, Mexico