Art Exhibitions

 

2014 – CHRISTIE’S Charity Auction Benifiting Cambodia 2000 & AMRITA – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2013 – Solo Show, Baitong Gallery “Small Works-collection of watercolors” – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2012 – CHRISTIE’S Charity Auction Benifiting CLA – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2012 – “Wet & Wild Fashion Show”, Eylxir – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2012 – “Glamazon”, Pontoon – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2012 – Salon des Createurs, – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2010 - Juried Art Show, "July 2010 All-media Exhibit" - Alexandria, Virginia

2010 - Juried Art Show,*Award- "Timucua-Mocama Art Exhibit" - Jacksonville, Florida

2010 - "Global Rhythm" - Curator - DRA Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

2010 - DRA All-member Show, "Undecided: A Dialogue Between Artist an Viewer" - DRA Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

2010 - "TFAC Newly Juried Artists Exhibition" - the Target Galley, Alexandria Virginia

2009 - Juried Art Show, *Award "12 Angry Women" - The Soundry - Vienna, Virginia

2009 - Group Show, "The Canvas Project V2" - Art House Co-Op - Atlanta, Georgia

2009 - Group Show, "Mixed Media Multiplied" - DRA Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

2008 - Solo Show, "Hands & Faces"- The Living Room Gallery, Phnom Pehn, Cambodia

2003 - Juried Show, U.S. Embassy- Paris, France

2001 - Group Show, La Nouvelle Justine- New York, NY

2001 - Solo Show, The View "ICON"- New York, NY

2001 - Group Show, World Trade Center Fund “Twin Pillars” - New York, NY

2001 - Group Show, Tom of Finland - New York, NY

1991 - Costume Design, 5th Ave Windows, Henri Bendel - New York, NY

1990 – Menswear Designer of the Year, Liz Claiborne, Parsons School of Design - New York, NY

1988 - Juried Show, Otis Parsons - Los Angeles, CA

1987 – New Artists Exhibit, Parsons School of Design - New York, NY

1986 - Juried Show, Jacksonville Museum - Jacksonville, FL

Work experience

 

Educational and Professional Work Experience

 

The Art League School, Torpedo factory Art Center – 2009-2011     Alexandria, VA

Fashion Design and Illustration, Faculty Instructor – Beginning and Advanced Fashion Design and Illustration

  • Teach students the basics in fashion illustration focusing on the fashion figure and accurate fabric rendering.

 

Del Ray Artisans – 2009-2011     Del Ray, VA

Painting and Illustration Instructor – Portrait Painting and Life Drawing

  • Teach students the fundimentals of sketching the human figure.

  • Familiarize students with a variety of art materials ranging from charcoal to oil paint. 

 

US Embassy, Cambodia– 2007-2008     Phnom Penh, Cambodia

CLO - Admin. Associate Community Liason Officer - In charge of programming

  • In charge of activity programming for Embassy staff and family.

 

Fashion Institute of Technology, (FIT)- Aug 2001 - Feb 2002     New York, NY

Assistant Professor Fashion Design - Fashion Art & Design

  • Teach students to sketch and render the contemporary fashion figure in order to create a fashion design collection.

  • Instructed students on constructing a workbook and portfolio that works best to the individual designer’s taste, strengths and customer base.

  • Focused on the importance of proportion, fabric rendering, design details, garment silhouettes, and presentation techniques to accurately convey conceptual designs for a production technicians, buyers and merchandisers.

 

Herbert Birch Services - 1994-1998     New York, NY

Birch Camp Art Instructor and Coordinator; Events coordinator

Ages 2mos - 21 y.o. & Adults

  • Created arts program geared towards children living with HIV and AIDS Ages 2mos - 18 y.o. and family members

 

GMHC - Childl Life     New York, NY

Volunteer Instructor and Events coordinator

Ages 2 - 14

 

 

Fashion & Design Experience

 

ReCreation-Cambodia 2011-2014     Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Co-partner –Art Consultant, Director of Media & Public Affairs, Event Coordinator and Designer 

  • Curates and organizes art exhibitions and auctions for Cambodian-based Artists. Clients: CHISTIE’S, UNESCO, Sofitel, Asia Foundation, Raffles Le Royale,

  • Produces and organizes televised fashion shows for FashionOne TV Asia 

 

Aqua Leisure  2012-2013    Hong Kong, China

Design Consultant – Hello Kitty, Swim School, Coppertone, Pipeline|Aqua. 

  • Designed and merchandised hard products (enclosures, inflatables, sports accessories,etc.), and soft products (shoes, hats, swimwear and accessories) for activity and resort use. for activity and resort use 

  • Responsible for marketing, design, development, and packaging

 

Intertex Apparel Group 1999-2002     New York, NY

Juniors Knitwear Designer – Kikit Menswear Designer

  • Designed and merchandised cut and sew knits for fashion-forward Junior and Young Mens Market.

  • Responsible for initial design and specs, first sample development, final production approval with sample room and factory production revisions

  • Responsible for all international contractor production and development

 

Reference Point 1996-1999     New York, NY

Fashion Design CAD Director

  • Responsible for supervising Missy and Junior designers on use and operation of Primavision AutoCad software.

  • Design original sweater pattern designs and specs for name brand lines and private label buyers: Wet Seal, Federated, Cato, Belk’s, Dress Barn, Stern’s, JC Penney, Sears, Wards and Wal-Mart

  • Resposible for design staff of six designers

 

Oleg Cassini Couture 1995-1996     New York, NY

Design Director – Womens denim couture

  • Responsible for design and product development of couture denim collection, international trend forecasting and market research

  • Responsible for design staff of twelve designers and sample room

 

Bill Blass Sportswear 1992-1995     New York, NY

Design Director – Bill Blass suiting and separates

  • Responsible for design and product development for Hero Groups as well as label identified products for catalog and department store clients : Spiegel, Chadwick’s of Boston, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.

  • Designed and merchandised cut and sew knits for fashion-forward Junior and Young Mens Market.

  • Responsible for initial design and specs, first sample development, final production approval with sample room and factory production revisions

  • Responsible for all international contractor production and development

 

Gitano 1991-1992     New York, NY

Sportswear Wovens Designer/Merchandiser – Missy and Junior division

  • Responsible for designing and merchandising woven tops for a revolving sportswear line.

  • Researched European and domestic fashion markets for developing forecasted trends to develop cutting edge woven collection.

  • Responsible for initial design and specs, first sample development, final production approval with sample room and factory production revisions.

 

GFT GRUPPO 1989-1991    New York, NY

Assistant Designer / Illustrator – Mens suiting and shirts

  • Assisted in technical sketches, fabric selection and packaging for Calvin Klein, Andrew Fezza and Joseph Abboud.

 

 

Freelance Fashion Illustration Experience

Fashion Illustrator New York, NY

FILA, W Magazine, Macy’s, Andrew Fezza, Perry Ellis , Donna Karan Mens, Avirex, JC Penney, J.Crew, QVC

 

 

Illustration Work Experience

 

Iron Throne Publishing      Victoria, Australia

Freelance RPG Game cover & interior illustrations:Blade of the Iron THrone

Art Director: Ian Plumb

 

World Works Games      British Columbia, Canada

Staff Illustrator and project designer: Dinas Ffordd, Himmelveil Citizens I & II, Zombie Manor II

Art Director: Various

 

Laughing Pan Productions     Albany, New York

Staff Illustrator and project designer: Everyday Heroes & The Glitter Trade

Art Director: Kevin Jordan

 

Hero Games       San Francisco, California

Freelance RPG Game interior illustrations: Villainy Amok & Hidden Lands

Art Director: Andy Mathews

 

Star Fleet Games      Amarillo, Texas

Freelance RPG Game cover & interior illustrations: GURPS Romulans

Art Director: Stephen V. Cole

 

EN Publishing       Ontario, Canada

Freelance RPG Game cover & interior illustrations: Heroes of the Code

Art Director: Denise Robinson

 

Legion Publishing        London, England

Freelance RPG Game cover & interior illustrations: They Came From Beyond Space

Art Director: Kristy Crabb

 

Griffin Grove Gaming      Victoria, Australia

Freelance RPG Game cover & interior illustrations: Assault on Longessaine

Art Director: Ian Plumb

 

Adept Press       Chicago, IL

Freelance Concept Illustrations

Art Director: Ron Edwards

 

Brutha II Brutha Records      Paris, France

Album / CD cover art

Art Director: Jonell Latham

 

Ellen Million Graphics       Fairbanks, Alaska

Illustrations for stationary and gift products

Art Director: Ellen Million

 

Moody Press       Chicago, IL

Freelance Book cover Illustration. Payton Skky Series

Art Director: Cynthia Ballenger

 

Harper Collins Trophy       New York, NY

Freelance: Book Illustration “Foy Ring Gin”

Art Director: Nick Krenitsky

 

Equity Marketing       New York, NY

Toy Design and Character Development

Art Director : Kate Karcher

Education

 

USDA Graduate School 2002

Washington, DCIntroductory French

 

Art Students League of New York 1995-1995

New York, NY

Sculpture

 

Cooper Union 1991-1991

New York, NY

Architectural Design

 

Parsons School of Design 1987-1991

New York, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors – Fashion Design and Merchandising Minor in Illustration

 

Sandalwood Jr-Sr High School 1981-1987

Jacksonville, FL

7th-12th Grade

 

Saint Angela School 1976-1981

Chicago, IL

2nd-6th Grade

 

Saint Clement School 1974-1976

Chicago, IL

K-1st Grade

Professional Memberships

 

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Del Ray Artisans

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators SCBWI

New York State United Teachers

American Federation of Teachers, FACT

Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists

 

Computer Skills

 

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Corel Painter

Poser

Matthew Tito Cuenca

 

2451 Midtown Ave #319

     Alexandria, VA 22303 USA    

  1-703-839-3255 (USA)

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Artistic Medium

 

Oil Paint

Acrylic Paint

Pen & Ink

Gouache and Watercolor

Colored Pencil

Stained Glass

Printmaking

Fabric

Clay

Mixed Media

2010 - present

2010 - present

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