Fine Artist and Designer

Résumé

Cristina Materón

EDUCATION:


Universidad del Valle- Cali, Colombia Department of Architecture - 1969-1972
Interior Decoration- Sydney, Australia - Certificate - 1977
Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS - Department of Art, Bachelor of Art - 1979-1982


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:


Mejia and Tejada - Cali, Colombia - Architectural draftsperson
Drafted plans for several building projects - 1971-1972


Tolbay and Associates - Sydney, Australia - Architectural draftsperson
Drafted plans, sketches and perspectives for numerous building projects - 1974-1975


Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS - Graphic artist
Designed editorial presentations and publications for the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) Created brochures - 1979-1982


Texas A&M University - College Station, TX - Graphic artist
Generated illustrations and maps for the Cartography Unit Designed Harvard Graphics presentations for multiple departments - 1982-1984


International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) - Freelance graphic artist
Produced several illustrations for scientific brochures for international publications - Created pen and ink illustrations for travel guides - 1984-1990


Archaeological Museum of Aleppo, Syria - Aleppo, Syria
Curator Assistant - 1990-1995


Thrifty Nickel Newspaper, College Station, TX - Graphic Artist
In charge of advertising, design and production - 1995-1996


Cristina's Web Design, Edinburg, TX - Manager and Owner
Web site design and development - 1998-Present


HONORS & AWARDS:


Outstanding Artist at ICARDA in 1991 for the development of International Books and Brochures


Workshops Attended:


Watercolor Techniques: Mission, Texas Instructor: Dee Tunseth Year Taken: 2012
Watercolor and Acrylic: McAllen, TX Instructor: Karen McCauley Year Taken: 2011
Watercolor Techniques: McAllen, TX Instructor: Karen McCauley Year Taken: 2010
Illusionary Watercolor: McAllen, TX Instructor: Marne Law Year Taken: 2009
Watercolor Techniques: McAllen, TX Instructor: Karen McCauley Year Taken: 2008
Encaustic Painting Techniques: Seattle, WA Instructor: Hamid Zavarei Year Taken: 2008
Portrait Painting: Seattle, WA Instructor: Rita Natarova Year Taken: 2007
Still Life Painting: McAllen, TX Instructor: Berry Fritz Year Taken: 2006



Workshops Taught:


Create Expressive Abstract Works of Art Using Acrylics; Date Given; Jan 14-15 2014
Create Expressive Abstract Works of Art Using Acrylics Jun 5 -6, 2014


Selected Exhibits:


Solo Exhibition - Upper Valley Art League (UVAL) Mission, Texas July 9th - August 5th, 2016
Solo Exhibition - STC Mid Valley Campus -Weslaco, Texas - Sept 27 - Nov 30, 2012Title: Linear Dance: Grace within the Geometric 
Solo Exhibition - WOWW Fiorella's -McAllen, Texas - June 13, 2012


Group Exhibits:


UVAL Tower Artists Fine Art Exhibit March 5, 2016 June 5, 2016
UVAL Tower Artists Fine Art Exhibit Dec 7, 2015 March 5, 2016
UVAL Tower Artists Fine Art Exhibit Sep 9, 2015 Nov 29, 2015
UVAL Tower Artists Fine Art Exhibit June, 2015 Aug 31, 2015
UVAL - Edward Jones Fine Art Exhibit Jan 2015 - July 2016
UVAL Mission, Texas -2015Artrageous Edinburg, Texas March 2015
2nd Annual UVAL Celebration of Fine Art November 14 - 15 16, 2014
Artrageous Edinburg, Texas November 2014UVAL - Mission, Texas -2014
UVAL - Mission, Texas -2013UVAL - Mission, Texas -2012
Frost Bank - McAllen, Texas - Nov 18, 2011
Palmetto Mercado - Padre Island, Texas - 2011
Beyond Gallery - Harlingen, Texas - 2011
UVAL - Mission, Texas - 2011
Elcy Herrera Studio - Cali, Colombia - 2010
Elcy Herrera Studio - Cali, Colombia -2009
ICARDA - Aleppo, Syria -1994
ICARDA - Aleppo, Syria - 1992
ICARDA - Aleppo, Syria - 1990
ICARDA - Aleppo, Syria - 1988
ICARDA - Aleppo, Syria - 1986


Events Participated:


Art Gala - Harlingen, Texas April 2015
Art Legacy Gala - Mission, Texas Feb, 2012
Art Legacy Gala - Mission, Texas Feb 12, 2011
Lions Club Fundraiser - Mission, Texas  Jan 12, 2011
St. Valentine's Ocelot Gala - Los Fresnos, Texas - Feb 12, 2010