Grad Skool

J. Celeste Contreras Skierski
2nd Semester of 3-Year MFA program at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts

July 2020

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Moon Women 1


April 2020

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Ink on Paper, 25 x 19”
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Ink on Paper, 25 x 19.5”
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Ink on Paper, 25 x 19.5″

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March 2020

In-Class Workshop

Cartoneras

“Cardboard People”

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Cartoneras became an International practice.

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Mexico
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Cartoneras made it’s way to Mexico in 2008
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Brasil

Antonio Cunha with Dulcineia’s books on his cart, to be sold in the streets of São Paulo (Photo: Lúcia Rosa)

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UW-Madison Kohler Library

With a growing collection of over 1,200 volumes, UW-Madison’s Ibero-American collection holds one of the largest and most comprehensive cartoneracollections in the U.S. This collection is a work in progress, and new titles and resources are added periodically to the print collection, the database and this research guide.

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SaddleBack Book Bind

Resources:

Critchley, A. (2017). A Handmade Tale: Mexican Publisher La Cartonera’s Collectible Books. https://publishingperspectives.com/2017/08/mexico-la-cartonera-handmade-books/

Flynn, A. (2017). Precarious Publishing in Latin America. https://allegralaboratory.net/precarious-publishing-in-latin-america/

Gray, E. (2018). Dulcienéia Catadora: Cardboard Corporeality and Collective Art in Brazil. Brown University. La Contra Corriente USA Revista de estudios Latinoamericanos. Vol. 15, Num. 3, 240-268

https://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/cartoneras/cartonerasUW

Schaeffer, J. (2009). Wisconsin Book Festival: Cartonera Publishers Judge Book By Its Cover. https://madison.com/entertainment/arts_and_theatre/books/wisconsin-book-festival-cartonera-publishers-judge-book-by-its-cover/article_f20ced4c-b5b3-11de-980f-001cc4c03286.html

February 2020

Introduction; Research & work focus + Project Proposal

Inspiration & Values

Carmen Lomas Garza, painter & illustrator

b. 1948, Tejana, American

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Teresa Irene Barrera, interdisciplinary artist

b. 1981, México

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My Work

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2019
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2018, Alfons Gallery
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2019 MPL Residency published box set
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New book, 2020, 14 x 7.5 x 30 inch

My Work Space

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Bed, usually with a cat or 2
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Kenilworth, 343
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Home Studio
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Home Studio

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Project Proposal

Abstract: A film & a book. Same title, same story.

Purpose: To tell one story in multiple forms

  • Tell an untold story of my own
  • Complete story in to book form
  • Challenge myself to put story in to a new media, film!

Methodology: Write story, story board, create book & animate with all pieces and digital animative additions plus SOUND!

Desired Outcome: To compose a story of my own in a new media in multiple forms. I hope to inspire someone else to tell their story, to provide a connection, a memory to someone’s culture, history, childhood.

Questions ? Support needed? I’ll need to create a timeline and schedule of deadlines to be able to accomplish this all. Time & space. Any tips or ideas for storyboarding.

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