Ariel was born into a culturally divers family, exposing him to an undeniable senses of style. His schooling leaned artistic, and when he wasn’t molding small sculptures of clay, he sketched countless drawings. Thus, Ariel pursued a Fine Arts Degree at the University of Mexico. By studying the great artists that came before him, his passion was ignited and his determination proved to be unstoppable. Upon graduating, Ariel became one of the youngest high school art teachers in Mexico City. He also had the opportunity to show his work at local venues, including the prestigious “Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros” .
Ariel’s first international showcase was in Salt Lake City, Utah during the Winter Olympics. Following the winter games showcase, he received invitations to show in area galleries as well as offers elsewhere in the US, prompting a move to Los Angeles. Here, his work was featured in different publications, cover books and TV shows, and he worked with young Hollywood stars as his models and clients.
Ariel has showcased his work in Arizona, San Francisco, and New York. He is a member of The Los Angeles Art Association, one of the oldest and most prestigious art associations in the west coast. In 2013 his work was shown at The International Surrealism in Lisboa, Portugal, and he was invited to show in Montreal, Canada (GALERIE GORA, art contemporain), Germany (the Contemporary Museum in Berlin) and France.