Catherine Trapani 

Born: 1963, West Islip, New York
Resides: Seattle, WA


(1981-1985)      Bachelor of Arts, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, US

(1981- 1985)     Studio Arts, Ceramics, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

(1985-1986)      Display Design Program Certificate, Fashion Institute of Design, New York, New York

Selected Exhibitions:

(2019)             “Global Warming is Real”  Encaustic Art Institute and Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

(2018)            “Melting Pot/Melting Point”  Encaustic Art Institute and Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

(2018)            “Wretched Excess”  Gallery 621, Santa Fe NM

(2017)            “Truth + Artifice: Portrait Performance” AHA Festival of Progressive Arts, Santa Fe, NM

(2017)             “Finding the Goddess in Sicily” Solo photographic exhibition, Travel Bug, Santa Fe, NM

(2015)             “Printmaking for Cowboys” Beloved Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
(2015)              Annual Invitational Photography Exhibition, Award: Innovation in Media,
                           Belmar Arts Center, Belmar, NJ

(2014)              “You Are What You Eat” Group Photography Exhibition, Belmar Arts Council,
                           Belmar, NJ

(2014)             "Wearable, Usable, Functional”, Belmar Arts Council, Belmar, NJ

(2013)              "Works on Paper", The Lab, San Francisco, CA

(2013)               Gallery Artist, The Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

(2013-2016)     “Member’s Market”  Santa Fe Society of Artists, Santa Fe, NM

(2012)               “Book Arts” Fictilis, Seattle, WA

(2012)               “Flower of Life” Beloved Gallery, Seattle, WA

(2012)              “Artist Archives”  Tashiro Kaplan, Seattle, WA

(2011)              “White Elephant”, Group show, Fictilis, Seattle, WA

(2010)              “Seattle Printmakers”  Seattle Print Arts, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Art Fairs:

(2019)               Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

(1999)               Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA

Selected Collections:

Permanent Collection, Encaustic Art Institute and Museum of New Mexico

Arts in Public Places Purchase, Santa Fe Municipal Courthouse, Santa Fe, NM

Westin Hotel Group, San Francisco, CA

Hilton Hotels, Miami, FL


2018                  Selected: Three month work residency and solo exhibition, Remarque Print Workshop,
                          Albuquerque, NM

2015                  Studio Residency, Belmar Arts Center, Belmar, NJ

Selected press + publications:

“Monoprint With Akua Inks”,  Ink Smith Magazine, Catherine Trapani, 2008.

“Hidden Shops of Canyon Road”, Edible Magazine, 2016.

Professional Associations:

Seattle Print Arts

Pressworks Seattle, WA (former)

Beacon Hill Printmakers, Seattle, WA  (former)

Professional contributions:

(2010-2021)       Wax Arts, Art and Meditation Retreat, Trapani Studio, Santa Fe, NM

(2021)                 Instructor, Cyanotype on Textile, Belmar Arts Center, Belmar, NJ

(2016-2020)        Curriculum director, instructor,   Encaustic Art Institute and Museum
                            of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

(2016-2020)        Membership and community event coordinator, Encaustic Art Institute
                            and Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

(2018-2020)        Master Teacher Workshops for Pan Pastel, Artisan Art Supplies, Santa Fe, NM

(2018)                 Featured guest artist, teacher, presenter,  Artisan Expo, Santa Fe NM

(2016)                 Artisan Art EXPO, Buffalo Thunder Casino, Santa Fe, NM

(2016-2021)        Community Art Events Teacher, Artisan Art Supplies, Santa Fe, NM

(2014- 2020)       Guest artist instructor in Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe Gallery Association 
                            Art Smart Program, Santa Fe, NM

(2013-2015)         Docent, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM

(2013)                  Contributing Artist Instructor, Arts in Education Series, Georgia O’Keefe Museum,
                             Santa Fe, NM

(1994- 2010)        Printmaking Instructor, Public Art Presenter, Daniel Smith Artist Supplies, Seattle, WA

(1994-2009)         Project co-ordinator and teacher, Bus Shelter Mural Program, Seattle, WA

(1994-1996)         Outdoor Sculpture Instructor, After School Arts Program, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA

(1994-1997)         Elementary Printmaking Instructor,  Summer Arts Program, Juanita School System, Juanita, WA

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