Tatiana Arocha - Building Portfolio and Presenting Your Art - 2021
How can you plan and create a successful virtual studio visit, a clear and effective portfolio, and a strong proposal? Interdisciplinary artist Tatiana Arocha shares the knowledge learned in her extensive 14-year professional career as a designer, illustrator, and creative director in the broadcast, advertising, media and entertainment industry, for clients including AMC Networks, Anthropologie, Cartoon Network, MTV, Sundance Channel, and VH1.
About Tatiana Arocha
Tatiana Arocha is a visual artist from Bogotá, Colombia based in Brooklyn, NY. Arocha grew up in the midst of nature, camping since childhood with her family across the diverse ecological regions of Colombia. But it was the Ensenada de Utria in the jungles of El Choco which ultimately shaped her artistic worldview. She has understood since she was very young that nature needs to be explored in order to find a real connection, and flora and fauna should be encountered in their natural habitats to be fully grasped. Arocha’s art practice involves creating layered detail, graphic compositions, and application of digital techniques learned in her earlier professional career as a graphic designer and illustrator. She has exhibited in the U.S., U.K., Italy, and Colombia, with solo shows at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum for Arts & Storytelling, Yale University, and Queens Botanical Gardens, group exhibitions at Wave Hill, BRIC, The Wassaic Project, and in the NYC subway via MTA. In 2019, she received the Sustainable Arts Foundation individual award for mixed media. Residencies include LABverde in the Brazilian Amazon, Centro Selva in the Peruvian Amazon, Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico, The Wassaic Project, NY, and Zea Mays, MA.
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KODA is a social practice nonprofit arts organization focusing on conceptual mid-career artists ingrained in social justice. KODA offers survey exhibitions as well as tailor-made and community-based artist residencies, through collaborations with socially engaged partners. The nonprofit serves the community with contemporary art events and outreach to strengthen arts education. In its overall mission to support the artistic and professional growth of artists, KODA acts as a laboratory for creative concepts, reflecting its core values of curiosity and collaboration.