DANIELLE CELESTE GRIGSBY

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EDUCATION
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland OR 1998
Scenic Design Department Internship
Scenic Artists: Pat Bonney, Jay Leighton

 Assisted scenic artist in the production of sets for five shows
 Painted floor cloth for outdoor stage; painted large scale representational
landscape
 MIxed colors to match designer's specs; graphic design, layout, faux painting, faux
bois
 Cleaned brushes and studio

Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua NY
Fine Art with an emphasis on painting 1995 and 1996
Teachers: Stanley Lewis, Ed Smith

 Received full scholarships to the Chautauqua Institution School of Art
 Studied with prominent East Coast working artists
 Investigated ancient art traditions: Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman fresco
painting

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL 1989-1991
Painting and Drawing
Teachers: Marion Kryschka, Dan Gustin

 Attended painting, drawing, printmaking classes at SAIC
 Investigated Western Masters: Velasquez, Degas, Caravaggio
 Analyzed masterworks, developed and defined drawing technique

University of Oregon, Eugene OR
Art History 1987-1989
Areas of concentration: Western (medieval through post-modern),
Eastern (Indian, Japanese, Chinese: ancient through medieval)

 Investigated and copied art traditions: Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman fresco
painting and sculpture, Western art (medieval through post-modern), and Eastern
art ( Indian, Japanese, Chinese: ancient through medieval)

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Internship in Set Painting Studio 1998
Mayor's Art Show, Eugene OR: juried acceptance 1996
8th Annual Oregon Art Student's Award, Corvallis OR: First Place 1995

RELATED EXPERIENCE
DanielleCeleste.Boutique
Tailor, Fashion designer, Fashion Illustrator, Creative Artist, Researcher 1993--present
 Operation of textile fabrication equipment, clothing design and fabrication, make
garments of every type, create tassels, pompoms, sew with a needle and thimble
(lost art) and hand couture finish
 Have made over 150 original clothing patterns
 Create new designs for women's clothing, and accessories
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 Analyze current trends and historical fashion precedent: research historical origins
in style & dress and fashion in clothing, and the history of fabrications through a
study of etymology
 Compile research data on style and standards in the history of dress
 Created a web presence, branding, photography using social media marketing, and
online platforms like Etsy, Blogger, Society6, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat
 Use Adobe CC, iPad Pro, Apple pencil and other digital tools to create illustrations,
marketing content, and surface pattern fabric design

RELATED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

MUSIC
 Dedicated student of the piano for 6.5 years
 Written 500 pp. music theory workbook for 6 years
 Working on publishing music theory workbook
 Developing synaesthesia projects incorporating principles of music, color, math,
geometry and visual art

WRITING AND RESEARCH
 Lifelong love of words, their etymologies and reading the dictionary
 Ability to creatively brainstorm
 Love to create order from chaos
 Natural capacity to research, collect, and organize large amounts of data

INTERIOR DESIGN
 Faux finishing; surface treatments for walls and home decor
 Decorative painting: naturalistic and stylized
 Home décor soft goods and fabrications design and construction
 Created decorative cords and tassels (Marlene's Custom Finishing, SF CA)
 Murals

PAINTING AND DRAWING
 Trained ten years and well versed in historical painting and drawing languages
 Ability to copy with a great degree of accuracy and imagination
 Extremely stylistically versatile; trained in traditional fine art, scenic art, decorative
painting and faux finishing
 Developed facility with a variety of media (graphite, pen and ink, gouache, acrylic,
oil)
 Preparation of handmade oil paints
 Understanding of and ability to translate design concerns within the context of
stylistic idiom
 Commercial and Sign Painting

ART / FASHION SHOW COORDINATION
 Promoted Art / Fashion shows
 Coordinated models and other personnel staging of the show
 Organization of art show in all stages of planning: preparation of artist's statement,
promotion, transportation, and hanging of work
 Analyze current trends and historical fashion precedent: research historical origins
in style and dress and fashion in clothing, and the history of fabrications through a
study of etymology
 Compile research data on style and standards in the history of dress
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FINE ART EXHIBITIONS
 A to Z, Grants Pass, OR March 1996
 Chautauqua Gallery, Chautauqua NY August 1995
 Designsite / Red Café, Berkeley CA April 1995
 Bart's Gallery, Eugene OR January 1995
 Solflower, Eugene OR November 1995
 The Workplace Gallery, Portland OR October 1994
 Bart's Gallery, Eugene OR August 1994
 OSU Gallery, Corvallis OR March 1994
 New Day Bakery, Eugene OR January 1994
 Hult Center for the Performing Art, Eugene OR September 1993
 Independent Artists Gallery, Eugene OR August 1994
 Urbis Orbus Coffeehouse, Chicago IL January 1992
 Ashland Public Library, Ashland OR June 1986

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
 John and Ellen Altman
 Maureen Culligan
 Ritta Dreier
 Molly West Anderson
 Cecelia Hagen
 Dan Schmid
 Tracy Doherty
 Ariel James
 Arthur Smid
 Sheila Hale
 Tasa Painter

PUBLICATIONS
 Buddhism Today-The Diamond Way, Front cover illustration, 1997, vol. 3

LANGUAGES
[English – native language]
Spanish and French --- read and write with competence

HOBBIES

I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR TEN YEARS TO SHAWN GRIGSBY. WE HAVE THREE DOGS AND I AM GROWING A TAIL. I ONCE TOLD
SOMEBODY, "I DON'T HAVE ANY HOBBIES BECAUSE I TAKE EVERYTHING TOO SERIOUSLY." ;0 P