Artwork by Catalina Delgado-Trunk

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  • Video profile - ¡COLORES! - New Mexico PBS, KNME-TV - January, 2015
  • Interview (mp3) - Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art - October, 2008

  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
  • 2016 "The Paper Cuts of Catalina Delgado-Trunk," McCrae Gallery, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, New Mexico.
  • 2015 "Voces de Mis Antepasados." Jordan Schnitzer Museum of American Art, Eugene, Oregon.
  • 2012 "Dining With Our Ancestors On The Camino Real," Casa Camino Real, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • 2012 "Papel Picado!" Galería Tepín. Mesilla, New Mexico.
  • 2010 "Danse Macabre," Gallery 5/Lily's Gallows Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
  • 2007 "Papel Picado!" Black Rock Art Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • 2000 "The Ofrenda/Altar as a Teaching Tool," Bainbridge/Decatur County Council for the Arts, Bainbridge, Georgia. Funded by the Georgia Council for the Arts.
  • 1999 "Beginnings, Blessings, Endings," Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery, Winter Park, Florida.
  • 1999 "Selected Cut Paper Works," Pioneer Settlement for the Arts, Barberville, Florida.
  • 1998 "Selected Cut Paper Works," Lowndes/Valdosta Arts Commission Gallery, Valdosta, Georgia.
  • 1996 "Textiles and Charcoals," Valencia Community College West Campus, Orlando, Florida.
  • 1995 "Inaugural Exhibit," Consulado de México, Orlando, Florida

  • Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 2016 "Miniatures and More" Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 2014 "Camino al Mictlan (Road to the Mictlan)" ofrenda/altar installation for "Los Dias de los Muertos" celebration. Smithsonian Institution- The National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, D.C.
  • 2014 "State of the Art - Discovering American Art Now" Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.
  • 2014 "¡Papel! Pico, Rico y Chico" National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 2014 "Between Two Worlds" Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2013 "2nd International Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa". 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
  • 2013 "Visions". Roswell Museum of Art. Roswell, New Mexico.
  • 2012 Guest artist in collaboration with the "Art of the Ancient Americas; The J. Bourne Collection". Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 2012 "Thinking New Mexico. 2012 Art Centennial". NMSU Art Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • 2011 "Community Ofrenda/altar" and lead artist. National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 2010 "Community Ofrenda/Altar". Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, Florida.
  • 2010 "Community Ofrenda/Altar" and lead artist. National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 2009 "Lázaro Cárdenas, Presente!" and "Community" ofrendas/altars National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 2009 "Los Dias de los Muertos"- "Sólo Una Vez En Esta Tierra", ofrenda/altar Smithsonian Institution- The National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, D.C.
  • 2009 "Trás Los Catrines" ofrenda/altar- National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 2007 "The Dianne and Sandy Besser Collection," Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, de Young. San Francisco, California.
  • 2005 "Originals 2005," New Mexico Committee of Women in the Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Catalogue available.
  • 2003 "Al Portal de Mis Antepasados," Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2002 "Flor y Canto," Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2002 "Ahora! New Mexican Hispanic Art," National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 2001 "Art 3X3-Afine Arts Juried Competition," Maitland Art Center, Maitland,Florida.
  • 2001 "Los Objetos de la Cultura," The Santa Fe Council of the Arts and El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2000 "Border Artists," Adobe Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • 1999 "Requiem to Innocence," Fifth Avenue Gallery, Melbourne, Florida.
  • 1998 "Florida Folklife, Traditional Arts in Contemporary Communities," Traveling Exhibit, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and Tampa,FL. Catalogue available.
  • 1998 "Ofrenda! Border Crossings," installation, Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida.
  • 1997 "Ofrenda, Canto a Frida," installation, Seminole Community College, Sanford, Florida.
  • 1996 "Ofrenda," installation, Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, Palm Springs, California.
  • 1996 "Hispanic Art in Central Florida," City Hall Gallery, Orlando, Florida.
  • 1996 "Ode to Weavers," University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
  • 1995 "Anthology of the Ofrenda," Florida Folklife Festival, White Springs, Florida.
  • 1994 "Mis Abuelos." Delegación Chalco, México.

  • Awards
  • 2015 Winner, Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. New Mexico Arts Commission.
  • 2013 Acknowledgment and Recognition by the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners. New Mexico.
  • 2005 Award of Excellence. "2005 Originals," New Mexico Committee of Women in the Arts. Museum of Fine Arts. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2005 Southwest Art Magazine Award. Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2004 Best of Show. Feria Artistica. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 2003 Best in Mixed Media. Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2002 Purchase Award. "Art 3X3," Maitland Art Center. Maitland, Florida.
  • 2001 Best of Fine Crafts-2D. Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 1998 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship-Folk Art. Florida Department of State.
  • 1997 Honorable Mention. Florida Individual Artist Fellowship-Folk Art.
  • 1995 Master Artist, Florida Folklife/Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program.

  • Public Collections
  • Albuquerque Convention Center. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Capitol Arts Collection - Capitol Building, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young (Diane & Sandy Besser Collection).
  • Museum of International Folk Art. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Museum of Fine Art. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Court Youth Center. Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Maitland Art Center. Maitland, Florida.
  • Bainbridge/Decatur County Council for the Arts. Bainbridge, Georgia.
  • Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert. Palm Springs, California.
  • Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • Curatorial experience
  • 1998 "Day of the Dead Border Crossings," Maitland Art Center. Maitland, Florida.
  • 1995 "Dia de Muertos," Mexican Pavilion, EPCOT Center. Walt Disney World, Florida.
  • 1994 "Dia de Muertos in Central Florida," Orange County History Museum. Orlando, Florida.

  • Selected Speaking Engagements, Classes, and Workshops
  • "History and Evolution of the Dia de Muertos Tradition in Mexico." - Lecture and slide presentation as well as "Papel Picado" classes and workshops: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, N.M., Coronado State Monument, N.M. Diverse N.M. Schools and public institutions throughout New Mexico, Soquel, California, The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C. , The Eiteljorg Museum of the American Indian, Indianapolis, Indiana, etc...

  • Papel Picado Workshops
  • Border Book Festival. Mesilla, New Mexico.
  • Senior Arts - Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Museum of International Folk Art. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Maitland Art Center. Maitland, Florida.
  • Seminole Community College. Sanford, Florida.
  • University of Central Florida. Orlando, Florida.
  • Eiteljorg Museum of the American Indian and Western Art. Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Museum of Fine Art. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.

  • Grants
  • 2010-2011 Teaching artist - NEA Grants for Arts Projects: Visual Arts Application. "Expanding Access to and Sustaining Artistic Excellence Through Equity, Inclusion and Participation of Diverse Artists Art Street/Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Lead artist for Día de Muertos program at National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Participating artist at Hispanic Contemporary Market, Santa Fe, New Mexico since 2001.
  • Invited and participating artist in "Synergy: La Onda de la Palabra" project. NEA awards to Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • Other
  • 2002-2012 Lead artist for Día de Muertos program at National Hispanic Cultural Center. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 2001-current Hispanic Contemporary Market. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Invited and participating artist in the "Synergy; La Onda de la Palabra" project funded by an NEA grant awarded to Albuquerque Health Care for the homeless, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • Artist Residency
  • 2008 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • Public Service
  • 1997 Trustee, Maitland Art Center. Maitland, Florida.
  • 1998 City of Orlando Public Advisory Board. Orlando, Florida.

  • Publications
  • "Voices of My Ancestors, The Paper Cuts of Catalina Delgado-Trunk." Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Brown printing, 2016.
  • Delgado-Trunk, C., Van Etten de Sánchez, S. "Crossings, Origins and Celebrations of Día de Muertos." National Hispanic Cultural Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Congdon, K. G., Delgado-Trunk, C., and Lopez, M. "Teaching About the Ofrenda and Experiences on the Border." Studies in Art Education, Volume 40(4). 1999.

  • Bibliography
  • Congdon, Kristin G., and Kara Kelley Hallmark, American Folk Art: A regional Reference, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California, 2012.
  • Staff, Artists and Friends, Synergy; La Onda de la Palabra, Art Street and Old School Books, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2011.
  • Congdon, Kristin G.,and Tina Bucuvalas, Just Above the Water: Florida Folk Art, University Press of Mississippi, 2006.