My name is Cara Pupo-Mayo. I recently just graduated in May 2012 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with my BFA in Fine Arts. I am currently looking for a position in the arts. While at school I majored in animation (traditional and stop-motion) as well as illustration and sculpture. I have been extremely interested in game and virtual world development and design since I was little. I am also an experienced leader in marketing and curating exhibitions on and off my school campus, as well as coordinating websites and blogs to bring a unique and independent experience to the viewer. Please view my artist portfolio for consideration for an art position or possible internship with your company. Thank you!
I am seeking a challenging and creative position. My vast skills in the arts include computer editing, animation, painting, sculpture, illustration, book-making and puppetry. I will enhance the workplace with my creativity, technical skills, organization, and hard-working attitude.
BFA - School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston / Tufts University, Boston, MA
2008-2012, Class of May 2012
Television Association of Programmers, Latin America 2011
International Media Secretary and Organizer
• Office and File Organization
o Organized digital and hardcopy files from 1970’s-2012
• Customer service
Books and Books 2010
Book Store Employee
• Scheduling events
• Organization and inventory
• Customer service
Art Youth Boston 2010
• Traveled with artists to Boys and Girls Club
• Documented art classes
o Photographed students’ pieces for Art Youth website
o Interviewed students about experience of the class
o Recorded information about students for follow up
Actors’ Playhouse 2006
Internship in Costume and Set Design
• Assisted Set and Costume Designers: The Mystery of Irma Vep
• Constructed puppets
o Stitched together large wolf puppet with a featured appearance in the show
• Painted and built sets
• Managed props backstage
St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School 2005
Internship in Set Design
• Worked with Set Designer for student production of Aladdin
• Painted backdrops
o Marketplace (Original Design)
o Palace Interior and Exterior
• Designed, built, and painted a variety of props and furniture
The Howard Art Project Spin The Bottle Exhibition (2012), SMFA Graduating Student Exhibition (2012), SMFA Senior Thesis Show Medium Without Measure Exhibition (2012), Featured Artist in Horticultural Halls Artists Making Books MFA Boston Exhibition (2012), Featured Artist and Curator in Imaginary Active Exhibition Museum of Fine Arts Boston (2011), SMFA Artist Book-making Exhibition (2011), Featured Artist in juried SMFA Student Annual Exhibition (2011, 2010, 2009), SMFA juried Drawing Show (2010), Featured in juried Gold Key Scholastic Art Show Miami Art Museum (2009), Gulliver Schools AP Art Exhibition (2008).
Photoshop (all versions), Protools, Quicktime, Aftereffects, Flash, Java, Processing, HTML and CSS, website and blog design, Japanese (Written & Conversational), traditional animation, story development, concept art, stop-motion animation puppet design and fabrication, illustration, abstract & traditional painting, plaster & mold-making, book-making (binding and preservation skills), welding.
Recognition and Accomplishments
The Medici Scholarship (2011-2012), SMFA Student Grant (2010-2011, 2011-2012), The Medici-Linde Scholarship (2010), The Student Housing Endowed Fund (2010), The Nancy S. Druker Endowed Fund (2009-2010), The Museum School Grant (2009), Scholastic Gold Key Award Winner (2008), National Honor Society (2006-2007, 2007-2008), Published book, Sagegrass Anilorac, in 2003: Invited speaker at Books & Books book store, spoke to at-risk children about writing for Miami Jewish Home Society, spoke at Gulliver Schools and St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School, article in Miami Herald.