Catherine Herrera began her career in news and documentary, as a photojournalist and producer, including for PBS, CBC, Newsweek, New York Post, with credits as an associate producer on 'Beyond the Dream' California Series episode directed by Emiko Omori and Jed Riffe. Catherine Herrera has made feature and short documentaries for screenings at festivals, on television and in museums. As an artist, Catherine Herrera has exhibited her coastal wood sculptures, photography, video installations and films in the U.S. at the de Young Museum, UC Berkeley, Art Institute of California, MCCLA, Galeria de la Raza, Guadalupe Film Festival, Museo del Carmen, and in FotoSeptiembre. Catherine Herrera is currently working on a feature length documentary about Martin's Beach and California Coastal Access, and continuing to exhibit, Triton Museum of Contemporary Art (2019), de Saisset Museum (2019) and Feast of Light, Santa Cruz Lighthouse, Life Sized Coastal Sculpture in the 'Spirit Doll' series, public performance honoring the Amah Mutsun and history in Santa Cruz, (2019).
San Francisco, CA, USA
Starting out as a photojournalist and documentary news producer, I transitioned to national public documentary television. For the last ten years, recovering from a major injury to my right arm, I shifted to creating short docs, video installations, and exhibiting in Northern California, Texas and Mexico, starting in 1988 with the award-winning Alphabet People, up through 2019, currently exhibiting photography and a series of coastal wood and shell sculptures at two local museums. I am fine-tuning a short documentary for exhibit at a local museum, have shot footage for a documentary on coastal public access for creating a funding trailer, and have gathered research/ writing to complete a script and directing the film. I am grateful to be part of this community, and feel committed to do all I can towards becoming a better filmmaker, storyteller and artist.