Blanca Estefania

Artist Bio

Hola! I am a Mexican artist living and working throughout the state of Texas. I have always enjoyed drawing and painting and love the freedom of expression it gives me.
Body positivity and self-confidence are very important to me, so my work primarily centers around the female form. I love illustrating figures with confidence and beauty of all varieties.
I have a wonderful husband, an adorable daughter, a goofy dog, and an angry cat. And lots and lots of plants!

 

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Education

MFA | Present | Savannah College of Art and Design
    Major: Illustration

BFA | 2018 | Sam Houston State University
    Major: Studio Art
    Concentration: 2-Dimensional Studio Art

AA | 2014 | McLennan Community College
    Major: Visual Arts

Professional Experience

2022 July

    Digital Artist, Deep in the Heart Film Festival - Waco, TX

2021 Sep. – Present

    Graphics Artist, Restock Gaming - Remote

2020 Apr. – Aug.

    Illustration Internship, The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue - College Station, TX

2019 Apr. – 2020 Mar.

    Newborn Photographer, Mom365 - Bryan, TX

2018 June

    Summer Painting Instructor, Art Center of Waco - Waco, TX

2017 May – July

    Gallery Worker, Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, TX

2015 – Present

    Surface Designer, VIDA & CO. - San Francisco, CA

2013 – Present

    Illustrator, Freelance - Remote

Select Exhibitions & Curatorial Projects

2019
    Group - The Tiny Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2018

     Solo - Arcana, Satellite Gallery, Huntsville, TX
    Group - Sketchbooks on the Island, Governor’s Island – South Battery, New York, NY
    Group - The Sketchbook Project 2018 Tour. Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA | Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL | Historic Distillery District, Toronto, Canada | Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
    Group - Studio Art, Photography, and Animation Senior Exhibition, Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Huntsville, TX
    Group - The Senior Preview Show, Satellite Gallery, Huntsville, TX
    Group - Work from Students in Advanced Classes, Satellite Gallery, Huntsville, TX
    Group
- Black Canvas, Satellite Gallery, Huntsville, TX

2017
    Group - SAA Juried Show – Dream State, Lowman Student Center Gallery, Huntsville, TX
    Curated - trEat Well Inc., (Co-Curator) Satellite Gallery, Huntsville, TX
    Group - Choices, Satellite Gallery, Huntsville, TX
    Group
- The Human Form, The Cellar Wine Lounge and Gallery, Huntsville, TX

    Curated - Selections from the University Collection, (Co-Curator) Lowman Student Center Gallery, Huntsville, TX

2016

    Curated - Zeitgeist, Satellite Gallery, Huntsville, TX

    Curated - Selections from the University Collection, (Co-Curator) Lowman Student Center Gallery, Huntsville, TX

Commissions

2022

     Corporate, Casa Blanca + Waco Hippodrome, digital painting, Deep in the Heart Film Festival

     Corporate, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman + Waco Suspension Bridge, digital painting, Deep in the Heart Film Festival

2018
    Private, Monica + Kyle, digital photography, graduation photos

2017
    Private, Corazon y Casa, medium-scale painting (3’ x 5’), oil on Masonite in an ornate frame
    Private, Team Arrow, traditional illustration (9” x 12”), ink on paper
    Corporate, Knightly Valor, medium-scale painting (4’ x4’), oil on Masonite, Academy of Combat for European Martial Arts

2016
    Private, New Life, medium-scale painting (4’ x 4’), oil on Masonite

2014
    Private, Snared, traditional illustration (9” x 12”), colored pencils on paper

Publications

2022

    "Deep in the Heart Film Festival Teams with Local Artists" KXXV 25, July 2022, https://www.kxxv.com/news/deep-in-the-heart-film-festival-teams-with-local-artists

    “Blanca Dunwoody - Adult Entertainment Illustrator,” My Creative Life Vol. 1, June 2022, 54-57.

2020
    “Meet Blanca Cardenas | Illustrator,” Shoutout HTX, December 2020, https://shoutouthtx.com/meet-blanca-cardenas-illustrator/

2018
  “Meet Blanca E. Cardenas Barragan”, Voyage Houston, July 2018, http://voyagehouston.com/intereview/meet-blanca-e-cardenas-barragan/
  “The Ties That Bind,” LINE WEBTOON, June 2018, https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/the-ties-that-bind/list?title_no=190878

Honors and Awards

2018
    Kenneth Zonker Endowment Scholarship – Honorable Mention, Sam Houston State University

2017
    Faculty and Student Team (FAST) Grant – Inventorying collection for the art department at Sam Houston State University

Permanent Collections

2019
    Public - The Tiny Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2018
    Public - The Sketchbook Project 2018, Brooklyn Art Library, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY