Tracy Villa Carrera

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M.F.A.              1998                 Painting/Illustration        Utah State University


B.F.A.               1995                 Painting/Illustration       Utah State University


Studied             1991-1994         Visual Arts        Weber State University



Professional Experience

 2013-present            Professor of Fine Art Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA   

2011-2012         Adjunct Professor of Visual Art WSU D.O.V.A Ogden, UT


2009-2011         Adjunct Professor of Art Department of Visual Arts Weber State University, Ogden, UT


                        Courses taught: Drawing I, Studio Art for the Non Art Major


2002-2009         Self employed fine artist producing figurative oil paintings


2000- 2001        Assistant Professor of Painting and Illustration


                        Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


                        Courses taught: Intermediate Painting I, Intermediate Painting II


Core foundations, Approaches to Illustration Advertising Illustration


1999- 2000        Self employed fine artist producing figurative oil paintings                                                                                                        sold through Blaire Carnahan Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


1998- 1999        Instructor of Record Dept. of Illustration , Utah State University, Logan, UT


                        Course Taught: Basic Illustration, Illustration Techniques


Conceptual Illustration, Studio Illustration


1996-1998         Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Art, Utah State University


1995-1996         Visual Resource Center Assistant, Utah State University         


1994-1995         Gallery Assistant Tippets Gallery, Utah State University



Fine Art Exhibition Record



2011                 Recent work Exhibition Bright Rain Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2011                 Curandera Y La Azteca 2 person show Mestizo Institute for Cultural Arts SLC, UT

2010                 ‘Two Person Exhibition’ Shepherd Union Gallery Weber State University Ogden, UT

2009                 “Hispanic Exhibition” Ogden Blue Gallery, Ogden, UT

2008                 “Woman’s Work 3 Person Show” Denhalter Gallery, Cranford,  NJ

2008                 “In Celebration of Mary” St. Mary’s University, Austin, TX

2007                 “In Celebration of Mary” St. Mary’s University, Austin, TX

2006                 *“T Carrera; Recent Works” Carnahan Gallery Santa Fe, NM

2006                 “Red” Exhibition Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2005                 * T. Carrera; Recent Works Carnahan Gallery Santa Fe, NM

2005                 *“Heart and Hunger” Solo Exhibition Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2004                 “Small Works” Davis Art Center Davis, CA

2004                 *Women, Wine and Fire” TAG Gallery Santa Monica, CA

2003                 *”Waiters and Waitresses” Exhibition Carnahan Gallery, Santa Fe, N

2003                 “Small Works” Exhibition Davis Art Center Davis, CA

2002                 *Carnahan Gallery Solo Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

2002                 *Hunters Point Annual Studio Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2001                 *“Paris” Exhibition Carnahan gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2000                 *“Working People” Stewart Gallery, Boise ID

2000                 “Women in the Arts” Mayans Gallery Santa Fe, NM

2000                 “Society of Illustrators 42nd Annual Exhibition”, NYC, NY (catalog)

1999                 “Communication Arts Annual Illustration Exhibition”, Menlo Park, CA (catalog)

1999                 “Utah Arts Council A View of Five” Salt Lake City Arts Center, SLC, UT

1999                   3 Person Exhibition Weber State University, Ogden, UT

1999                 “Quiet Spaces” Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT

1999                 “Emerging Talent” Southam Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

1998                   Utah State University Faculty Exhibit, Utah State University, Logan, UT

1997                 *Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Utah State University, Logan, UT

1997                 Utah Women Artists’ Exhibition, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT (catalog)

1996                 College of HASS Annual Exhibition, Utah State University, Logan, UT

1995                 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, Utah State University, Logan UT

1994                 Utah State Commercial Art Exhibition, Utah state University, Logan, UT

1993                 Eccles Art Center 14th Annual Statewide Competition, Ogden, UT

1992                 Eccles Art Center 13th Annual Statewide Competition, Ogden, UT

1991                 Annual Fine Art Exhibition Myra Powell Gallery, Ogden, UT



Illustration Experience



                      Emergency Medicine Magazine

                        Funky Raw Magazine Cover 2011

                        Gastronomy Group SLC

                        Society of Illustrators 42

                        Former member of Illustrators Partnership

                        Communication Arts Annual



Selected Fellowships/ Awards


2006                  Excellence Award, Volunteers of America Sacramento, CA

2003                 Best in Show (painting), Davis Art Center, Davis, CA

1999                 Utah Arts Council View of Five Fellowship Recipient, Salt Lake Art Center, SLC, UT

1997                 Best in Show (painting) Utah Women Artists’ Exhibition, SLC Art Center SLC, UT

1995                 Jurors Choice Award fine Art Exhibition, Utah State University, Logan, UT

1994                 Art Departmental Scholarship, Utah State University, Logan,



Selected Corporate Collections

 Brown- Forman Corporation, Louisville, KY        

Kenwood Inn and Spa Sonoma, CA

D-2 Art Los Angeles, CA



Selected Private Collections

 Karen and Dann Florek, NYC, NY

 Orlando Herrera Los Angeles, CA

 Teruko Tanaka, Kyoto, Japan

 Dorthea Cheshire, London, England

 Jim and Diane Sias, Melbourne, Australia





2012                       Riverlit Magazine

2011                       Utah Ahora!

2009                       Art Collector Magazine

2008                       Santa Fe New Mexican: Pasatiempo             

2006                       Xispas Artist Gallery Online 

2006                       Albuquerque Journal: North

2006                       Collectors Guide

2005                       Living West Magazine

2005                       Collectors Guide

2005                       Santa Monica Mirror

2005                       California Aggie

2004                       Southwest Art Magazine

2003                       Southwest Art Magazine

2003                       Albuquerque Journal: North

2002                       Sacramento News and Review

2002                       Southwest Art Magazine Figurative Issue

2001                       Southwest Art Magazine Artist to Watch

2000                       Southwest Art Magazine

2000                       Santa Fean Magazine

2000                       Society of Illustrators         

1998                       CMYK  Exhibition





2002                       University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ   


2000                       University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE






2010 - present

2010 - present