Stasia Fernandez

Freelance Illustrator & Fantasy Artist

Location:Hyde Park, New York, United States
2 Skills
Stasia A. Fernandez
12 Linden La Hyde Park, NY 12538

Objective My goal is to be hired as an illustrator

Education Suny New Paltz
BS in Art Education Concentration in Painting
GPA: 3.4
Dutchess Community College
Associates in Visual Art
GPA: 3.3
Certification New York State Initial Certification in Art Education

Illustration Experience
• Worked for 6 months illustrating a children’s book with a Children’s writer that is set to be published in October 2013 by Penguin Publishing
• Illustrated stickers, paper cut out dolls, and designed traceable templates

Teaching Experience
Personal Teaching
After school and summer program for inner city Poughkeepsie children
• Design art lessons for 120 students ages K -12 during the summer and after school in my personal studio
• Helped high school seniors put their portfolio together for colleges
• Design summer field trips for the younger students to local museums, older students take field trips to MOMA and Chelsea studios
• Integrate art history in all projects

Teaching Abroad July 2004 to July 2006 Benemerita Escuela Normal Veracruzana “Enrique C. Rebsamen”, Veracruz, Mexico
• Studied and taught for 2 years under Mexican Artist/Teacher Maria Ibarra-Ramirez
• Worked with children ages 5 to 18 designed and implemented lessons using a variety of media (oil paint, metal sculpture, ceramics, photography)

Art Experience/Skills
Working oil painter, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, photography (Digital &black and white), ceramics, and printmaking: Collograph, dry point, monoprint, linocut, and etching

Exhibits, Awards and Honors
Solo Exhibit at Dark side Gallery in Poughkeepsie, NY 9/17/11 TO 10/17/11
Solo Exhibit at the Chocolate Factory in Red Hook, NY 7/1/10 to 9/1/10
Shared Exhibit at the Chocolate Factory in Red Hook, NY 9/1/07 to 11/1/07
Solo Exhibit at the Roberto Rodriguez Gallery in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico 10/1/06 to 11/1/06
Solo Exhibit at the Roberto Rodriguez gallery in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico 8/1/04 to 9/1/04
Second place in the Fall 2009 Foundation show
Deans list Fall 2009 to Fall 2011
Presidents list Fall 2009, Fall 2010
Computer Skills
Proficiency in Macintosh and Microsoft Windows, Word, Excell, P.P., Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Macromedia Flash, Smartboard
Skills (2) Rating
Fantasy Art