RESUME

SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office

  • Google Products

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Social Media

  • Aerial and Scissor Lift Certification

  • First Aid and CPR Certification

  • Mental Health First Aid Certification

  • Excellent Writing Skills

  • Strong Administrative and Organizational Skills

  • Translation Experience

AWARDS

  • Hummingbird Award (Mural Arts Philadelphia)

  • Jane Golden Visionary Educator Award (Mural Arts Philadelphia)

 

LANGUAGES

  • English

  • Spanish

EDUCATION

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA — Master of Fine Arts

AUGUST 2008 - MAY 2010

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX — Master of Arts

AUGUST 2005 - MAY 2007

University of Texas, Brownsville, TX — Bachelor of Arts in Art J

ANUARY 2001 - MAY 2004

 

EXPERIENCE

Mural Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia — Lead Teaching Artist

AUGUST 2012 - DECEMBER 2017

Work closely with Art Education staff to develop an art-based curriculum. Inspire and guide students in creating individual works of art, designing murals, experimenting with media, and working alongside other professional artists on large scale public art projects.

 

Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia — Faculty

SEPTEMBER 2013 - DECEMBER 2017

Design and implement well-planned lessons for courses taught (Basic Drawing, Watercolor, Exploring Intuitive Painting I and II) and communicate with Adult Programs Manager about basic supply needs, curriculum development, model requests, and lesson plans.

 

Mural Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia — Assistant Teaching Artist

JANUARY 2011 - AUGUST 2012

Provide assistance to the Lead Teaching Artist for after school art education programming for middle school and high school youth. Responsible for facilitating a safe and creative classroom environment in partnership with participating students and site personnel.

 

Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership and The University of the Arts, Philadelphia — Teaching Artist

JUNE  2010 - AUGUST 2010 & JUNE 2009 - AUGUST 2009

Summer Enrichment Program for Special Education students. Provide learning experiences that help support grade level academic curriculum in math, science, and literacy through engaging arts experiences. Employ the visual and performing arts as a means to strengthen students’ mathematics and science competencies, promote healthy lifestyles through physical fitness and better nutrition, and enhance the development of students’ pro social behaviors and attitudes towards school.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia — Instructor and Graduate Teaching Assistant

AUGUST  2009 - DECEMBER 2010

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Art History I and Foundation Drawing Instructor for high school students.

 

Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi, TX — Adjunct Faculty

AUGUST  2007 - JUNE 2008

Teach “Art and Society I & II” to high school students for college credit. Develop and manage the class syllabus and ensure that the syllabus meets department and college standards, plan and create lectures, in-class discussions and assignments.

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX — Docent

AUGUST  2005 - JUNE 2008

Provide guided tours in the Museum for both children and adults. Attend quarterly trainings and familiarize myself with the museum art collection.

Texas A&M University Art Galleries, Corpus Christi, TX — Gallery Assistant

AUGUST  2005 - JUNE 2007

Maintain two professional art galleries. Oversee daily gallery operations related to personnel, administration, exhibition logistics, facility maintenance, relationships with partners on campus and within the community, and the production of the galleries’ public relations materials.

 

Southwest Key Program, San Benito, TX — Lead Teaching Artist

AUGUST  2004 - JUNE 2005

Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program. Responsible for curriculum development that facilitates instruction and that is appropriate for students with a variety of academic competencies, backgrounds, skills, and learning needs. Design and implement daily instruction of visual art activities and the planning and production of a mural.

 

PROJECTS

2017   

Lead Teaching Artist for the U School Arts Integration Project (STEAM)

Lead Teaching Artist for Kensington High School (STEAM)

Lead Teaching Artist for Ikire Jones Project (Redesigning school uniforms)

Lead Assistant for artist Michelle Ortiz “Flores de Libertad” Project

Lead Artist and Muralist for Cuba Cultural Exchange Mural Project

Power of Positivity Campaign at Esperanza Academy Charter School

Social and Environmental Justice at South Philadelphia High School

“Sembrando Sueños, Cosechando Esperanzas” Mural at Esperanza Academy Charter School

2016   

Liberty United: Unheard Voices Project (NBC Network)

Trash Academy: Designing a Trash Mobile

Park Powers: Redesigning Mifflin Square Park in collaboration with designer, urban planner and visual artist Damon Rich

2015   

Árbol de Nuestra Identidad Mural at Esperanza Academy Charter School

Teaching Artist for “Reading Between the Lines” by artist Greg Lamarche

Mural Assistant for “Power of Positivity” by artist Michelle Ortiz

2014   

Power of Positivity Mural at Congreso de Latinos Unidos

iCare Positivity Campaign at Edison Fareira High School

Artist/Mural Assistant for “You Go Girl” Mural with Jetsonorama and Ursula Rucker

Mural Assistant for “All the Way Live from the 215” by Chris Stain

Teaching Artist for “Together Moving Mountains” by Freddy Sam

 

2013

Teaching Artist for “Offering of the Wolfbat” by artist Dennis McNett

Teaching Artist for “Don’t call me…” Anti-Bullying Campaign in collaboration with artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

2012

Teaching Artist for “Sonia Sanchez: Peace is a Haiku Song”

Teaching Artist for “Artistic Rebuttal” by artist and activist Amy Scheidegger

Teaching Artist and Mural Assistant for “Aquí y Alla” by artist Michelle Ortiz

EXHIBITIONS

2016   

Fleisher Art Memorial Faculty Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA.

 

2015   

Fleisher Art Memorial Faculty Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA,

2014

Cotillion Art Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

 

2013

Cotillion Art Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

 

2012   

Artist House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

Make it, Break it, Rebuild it. Curated by Brad Carney and Nicole Donnelly,       Abandoned Warehouse, Philadelphia,  PA.

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Eakins House, Philadelphia, PA.

Anonymous Show, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

Studio 40, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.

2011

Winter Exhibition, Mural Arts Program, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia,               PA.

100@100, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

Los Artistas Nuevos y Establecidos, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus               Christi, TX.

Cotillion Art Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

2010   

100@100, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

A Time to Pause: Art as Healing by Marc Bernstein and Patricia A. Barrera,           International House, Philadelphia, PA.

FOX Television Network, use of artwork for television series “Lone Star”

*Patricia Barrera, Studio Christensen, Philadelphia, PA.

Kyle Fisher and Patricia Barrera, Studio Christensen, Philadelphia, PA.

Selections from the 109th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania                         Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, Long Beach               Island Foundation, Loveladies, NJ.

109th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,               Philadelphia, PA.

Cotillion Art Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

2009

Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

2008   

Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

*Pequeños Sueños, Nuevo Café, Corpus Christi, TX.

Los Artistas Nuevos y Establecidos, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus               Christi, TX.

Collector’s Circle Exhibition, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi,               TX.

Cotillion Art Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

Pop Party, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.

Visual Dialogues, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

Cotillion Art Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

Inner-Abstraction, M.A. Graduate Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus               Christi, TX.

President’s Council Art Show, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi,             TX.

34th Student Art Show, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus                     Christi, TX.

Sin Barreras, Museo Casa Mata, H. Matamoros, Tamps. México

 

2006  

75@75, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

Los Artistas Nuevos y Establecidos, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus               Christi, TX.

Cotillion Art Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

2005  

75@75, lslander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

President’s Council Art Show, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX.

Menores en Condiciones Especialmente Difíciles, H. Matamoros, Tamps.,               México

 

2004  

Graduate Student Art Show, Richardson Art Gallery, University of Texas at             Brownsville, TX.

Express@rte, Senior Exhibit, Richardson Art Gallery, University of Texas at             Brownsville, TX.

Concurso Estatal de Pintura, Tampico, Tamps., México

 

2003  

Richardson Art Gallery, University of Texas at Brownsville, TX.

 

2002

Richardson Art Gallery, University of Texas at Brownsville, TX.

*Entre lo Moderno y lo Clásico, La Casa del Abuelo, H. Matamoros, Tamps.,           México

 

2001  Richardson Art Gallery, University of Texas at Brownsville, TX.