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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
Catherine Herrera is filmmaker, artist and writer, currently, a 2023-2024 Creative Corp Fellow with her film and art installation 'Martins Beach,' developed in the Sundance Collab workshops, and recipient of a Puffin Foundation grant and UCLA National Disability Arts Center grant. Catherine Herrera is a 2023 Unlock Her Potential Fellow mentored by documentary HBO's 'Project Greenlight' 2023 & Kevin Don't * This Up documentary director/producer Alexandra Marks Lipsitz. Catherine is a professional documentary filmmaker and photojournalist, with a body of personal films/installations reflecting on themes of belonging, identity, memory and notions of 'home,' including: 'Bridge Walkers,' created on commission and exhibited at the de Young Museum; art installations: 'Feast of Beams,' 'Sitting Ohlone I,' 'Open Doors to a Healing'; several short films: 'Witness the Healing', 'From the Same Family: An Intimate View of Globalization,' and, 'Alphabet People'; and, Catherine's first feature documentary, 'Transition,' about the election of Mexico's first opposition party president in more than 80 years. In September 2023, nine photographs from Catherine's series, Landless Indians, was featured in a group show of contemporary Native American artists 'Landscapes of Survivance,' curated by Elizabeth Hawley. Catherine Herrera is the third of four generation of photographers in her family, and with a grant from Carmina Escobar's foundation, is currently organizing, digitizing and prepping for exhibit the photography archives of her grandfather & father with the assistance of her son, the fourth generation. 'I am grateful to be part of this community, and Sundance Collab, for the training and inspiration to become a better filmmaker, storyteller and artist.' more...

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