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Catherine Villagran

Home: (626) 354-1964

Cell: (626) 298-4053
Email: cv791c08@westpost.net
Objective: A position as an art teacher, an illustrator, a surface pattern desig
ner, a colorist, or a costume designer.
Capabilities: writing, organizing, drawing, etching, woodcut, linocut,
collage, ceramic, stone sculpting, wire sculpting, papier mache, masks,
glass, painting all mediums, mosaic, elevations, costume design, make-up
artist, Adobe PhotoShop for surface pattern design, repeats, colorways.
December 2004 Single Subject Credential in Art
California State University Los Angeles (3.98 GPA)
December 2002 Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts
Antioch University Los Angeles (4.0 GPA)
Fall 2001 Art major / Gifted program
Fall 1998 Santa Monica City College
Spring 1984 Film major
Spring 1981 San Francisco State University
June 2002 CBEST
June 2001 Certificate of Fine Art
Mentor program for gifted artists, Santa Monica College
June 1998 Certificate of Textile/Surface Pattern Design
Otis College of Art & Design
Teaching Experience
January 2009 Art Teacher
August 2007 Booker T. Washington Senior High School - Miami, FL
* Grades 9 through 12
* AP 2D Studio Art, Intro to Art 1 & 2, Drawing & Painting 1 & 2,
Sculpture 1 included Printmaking
December 2006 Art Teacher
July 2005 Santee Educational Complex - Los Angeles, CA
* Grades 9 through 12
* Intro to Art 1 & 2, Painting 1 & 2, Sculpture 1 & 2
included Printmaking and Surface Pattern Design & Intro to Fashion Design
June 2005 Art Teacher (after school program)
April 2003 Mt Washington Elementary Los Angeles
* Grades 1 through 6. Mosaic murals.
* Project created with the PTA and a
Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant.
* Created design for LAUSD and community approval.
March 2003 Teacher's assistant
January 2003 California State University Los Angeles.
* Task consisted in training how to teach art in elementary schools and
helping teach drawing, painting, sculpture and collage to future elementary
school teachers.
December 2002 Curator and artist
Group show "Children of the World"
* Upstairs at the Market Art Gallery, Los Angeles.
November 2002 Curator and art festival organizer
April 2002 Antioch University Los Angeles 30th Anniversary.
* Budget management, coordination of 40 artists,
supervision of invitation and poster designs, public relation and
mailing campaign, curating of exhibit.
Work Experience
December 2000 Weekly interviews of Californian artists
November 2001 and art reviews
On line magazine: rendezvousla.com
* Links the 200, 000 members of the French community in Los Angeles.
* Gets about 100, 000 hits a month.
1999-1994 Textile Design and illustrations
* Mattel Toys
Task consisted in creating designs, putting them into repeats and
making color ways for Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, Tarzan & Barbie.
* Disney Catalogue Division International Style Out
Task consisted in creating presentation boards for the
annual catalogue review by international teams.
* Style Guide Graphic Elements for Disney Consumer Products
Task consisted in creating trends for the next
year products guide to vendors.
* Strategic Partners: repeats for medical uniforms.
* Fashion Initiative: creation of hundreds of patterns,
color ways and repeats for the textile industry.
* Misaine Inc: creation of lines of tableware.
1995-1984 Costume Designer
* Tasks consisted in research, design, budgeting,
public relations, shopping & rentals, returns, organization,
fittings, presentations, alterations, continuity.
* 13 features: Costumes for actors such as Albert Finney,
Cathie Baker, John Mahonney, Swoozie Kurt, Jeff Goldblum,
Randy Quaid, Bill Pullmann, Bill Paxton, Christine Scott-Thomas.
* 40 videos: Costumes for singers such as Michael Jackson,
Barry White, M.C. Hammer, Body & Soul, Michael Jeffries, Thomas Dolby.
* Over 100 national & international commercials
Clients: Pepsi Cola (Michael J. Fox), Mexican Tourism (Linda
Rondstat), Kinko's copies, Michelob Beers (Eric Clapton) and more.
Language French: Fluent. Spanish: Conversational
Art Exhibitions
2006-1992 34 national and international art exhibits in Los Angeles and Paris, F
Spring 2000 American Art Association Award for best etching
Fall 1981 Dean's List San Francisco State University
Travel Europe, Africa, South Pacific Islands, Mexico, United States
Interests Reading, writing, poetry, philosophy, sculpting, educational reforms
organizing art shows, museums, community events, different cultures,
the environment and nature, political awareness.
All references, clients list, reels and portfolios available upon request