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PRISCILA SOARES RESUME

1014 Sandhurst Dr, Vallejo CA 94591

415-637-9167

contact@priscilasoares.com

Portfolio: priscilasoares.com

primaginedesigns.com
Instagram: @myluckyears and @desertqueenart

Facebook: PriscilaMyLuckyears  and  DesertQueenArt

Bio:

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, I’m an artist of many mediums who now lives in the Bay Area, CA since 1998. I began my career as a designer and photographer, and then became a social activist mixed media artist sharing visual translations of the physical and emotional experiences we have with ourselves and the world we live in.

My journey with art came from my own struggles in accepting my hearing difference since the age of 17 and coincidentally having my second son be diagnosed deaf at birth in 2006. Wanting to set an example for my children and meeting powerful human beings in the deaf/hard of hearing world for the first time in my 40s, led me to do a deep spiritual and artistic journey investigating my own limiting beliefs through meditation, breath work, and art based on trusting myself and letting go of my own fears and limitations. I now facilitate workshops and share stories of self acceptance and inner transformation through paintings, sculptures, film and other mixed media materials.

EDUCATION:

        Associates Degree – San Francisco, CA

Motion Picture, Video Editing – Academy of Art University 1998 – 2005

        Associates Degree – São Paulo, Brazil

Educational Arts – Faculdade Belas Artes 1996 – 1998

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

SELF-EMPLOYED

Art Life Coach – Vallejo, CA 2023 – Present

● Helping others find their essence, connect with the present moment and process their emotions through art making and art materials.

● Individual art coaching sessions

● Group Art Facilitator of The Letting Go Experience

● Retreat Leader – breath work teacher, art life facilitator in Costa Rica and Mexico

SELF-EMPLOYED
Artist – Vallejo, CA – 2017 – Present

● Design, develop, and deliver art commissions to clients

● Mixed Media artwork originals based on stories and experiences of people with hearing differences.

● Mixed Media artwork originals based on our journey towards self acceptance and inner transformation.

● Art workshops on how to trust your creativity and intuition through breath work, meditation, movement, sound vibration and art.

● Public speaking and social activism in hearing differences related stories and experiences

● Film documentation on the making of each art piece and the story behind it

● Book Illustration on stories of hearing differences and deafness

SELF-EMPLOYED
Photographer (Freelance) – Vallejo,CA  – 2007 – present

● Photograph and re-create images on Photoshop

● Photograph and edit family photo sessions, businesses, events and weddings

● Studio Portrait Photography

● Event Photography

SELF-EMPLOYED
Designer (Freelance) – Vallejo,CA  – January 2004 – Present

● Design and develop websites to small business clients

● Design logos, branding and print material for small businesses

● Design and create family greeting cards

TEACHER’S AIDE
Center for Early Intervention on Deafness – Berkeley, CA  – 2007 – 2009

● Supported teacher on pre-school classroom activities in a total communication environment.

SKILLS:

Art: Mixed media, acrylics, watercolor, mural painting, cold porcelain, polymer clay, wet clay, paper mache, wood construction, soft and hard foam construction, mould making, casting, puppetry, marionette building, stop motion animation, prop making, cosplay, comics, graphic novel, drawing, book illustration.

● Digital and Web Design: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, WordPress, Shopify, Squarespace, Wix, Social Media Platforms, E-Commerce, Square, Procreate.

● Photography, Film and Animation: Camera studio and strobe lighting, Canon Mark III 5D, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Lightroom, Portrait Pro, Stop Motion Pro, IStopMotion.

● Writing: Storytelling, poetry, Microsoft Word, Pages.

● Art facilitator, teacher, speaker, CMA, IPHM and CPD Certified Art Life Coach and Spiritual Psychology Coach

EXHIBITONS:

2023

The Letting Go Art Experience – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA
Spring Show – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA

Clay – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, 2023

Causing Cultural Anarchy – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA


2022
Vallejo Open Studios – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA
Causing Cultural Anarchy – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA
McCune Rare Books & Art Collection
Invoking the Divine Feminine – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA
Good Day Cafe – Vallejo, CA

2021
Vallejo Open Studios – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA

Causing Cultural Anarchy – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA

Dave’s Record Shop – Berkeley, CA

2019

Vallejo Open Studios – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA
Spring Show, 20th Anniversary – – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA
Book Arts – Untold Stories – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA
Dave’s Record Shop – Berkeley, CA

2018

Grand Opening – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA
Vallejo Open Studios – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA
Holiday Bazaar – Mare Island Art Studios, Vallejo, CA

2017

Book Arts – Unbound – Coal Shed Art Studios, Vallejo, CA
Vallejo Open Studios – Coal Shed Art Studios, Vallejo, CA

BOOK PUBLICATIONS:

Stephanie Marrufo, “All the Ways I Hear You” – illustrations and book design – 2019

Valli and Harper Gideons, “Now Hear This – Harper Soars with her Magic Ears”  – illustrations – 2019
Denise Adusei, “Cesaria Feels the Beat”- illustrations – 2024

CERTIFICATIONS, AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Oticon Medical Ambassador – 2018
Ear Community Organization Recognition Award – 2020
Centre of CPD Excellence – 2023
CMA Certification – 2023
International Practitioner of Holistic Medicine – IPHM Accreditation – 2023

PRESS:

06-14-2023 – Article on Times Herald
10-21-2020 – Article on Artsy Shark
07-01-2020 – Article on Brasil Best Magazine
11-20-2019 – Article on The Mighty
10-30-2019 – Article on The Pop Topic
05-07-2019 – Article on Phonak- Hearing Like Me
04-16-2019 – Article on Cochlear Americas Blog
04-04-2019 – Article on Harness Magazine
01-08-2019 – Segment on NBC News Bay Area Proud
01-03-2019 – Article on Times Herald Newspaper
01-01-2019 – Article on Hearing Health Foundation Magazine
12-22-2018 – Article on Oticon Medical Blog
10-18-2018 – Article on Ear Community Blog
10-09-2018 – Article on Times Herald Newspaper
08-26-2018 – Article on Crônicas da Surdez Blog
02-08-2018 – Article on Hearing Health Foundation Blog

LANGUAGES:

English – Fluent, Portuguese – Fluent, Sign Language – Some

 

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