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Lived: - present
GAP Member Since: 1999-03-09
Type: Mexican, Papel Picado

105 N. Josephine Tobin Dr.
San Antonio TX 78201-5369
USA

kt@cut-it-out.org
http://www.cut-it-out.org

Boot Maker 2005
Boot Maker 2005

A native of New Orleans and graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. with a Masters in Painting and Printmaking, Trenchard maintains a studio near downtown San Antonio. She has been researching, collecting, and working in traditional Mexican papel picado (punched paper) ever since she was introduced to the technique while visiting Huixcolotla, near the City of Puebla, Mexico, in the early 90's.

She has been researching, collecting, and working in traditional Mexican papel picado (punched paper) ever since she was introduced to the technique while visiting Huixcolotla, near the City of Puebla, Mexico, in the early 90's.

Boot Maker 2005 (shown framed and hung)
Boot Maker 2005 (shown framed and hung)
Lajos 2006
Lajos 2006

Her work continues to explore contemporary designs, applications and materials suitable for cut work using hammer and chisel. Trenchard has a permanent installation of cut vinyl window panels and banners at the SBC Spurs arena in San Antonio.

Trenchard has participated in many solo and group exhibits, while teaching design, painting, drawing and art appreciation at San Antonio and Palo Alto Colleges. She continues to give demonstrations, lectures and workshops on papel picado. Her book, Mexican Papercutting, was published by Lark Books in 1998 and is distributed by Sterling Publishing. [Katheleen Tranchard's Resume]

Lajos 2006 (shown framed and hung)
Lajos 2006 (shown framed and hung)
Skylight Hangings
Skylight Hangings

Kiosk Trellis between Nordstrom's & Neiman Marcus, at the Shops at La Cantera, plastic banners 24 x 36"

In 2002, Kathleen was commissioned to complete two projects for the new SBC Spurs Arena designed by Lake Flato Architects. The first project was a series of five window panels, each one about 16 feet high and 5 to 6 feet wide, depicting the four seasons and celebrations of San Antonio. They were cut two at a time, by hand, from heavy duty plastic vinyl. The second project was a series of ten different papel picado banners.

SBC Spurs Arena Window Panels and Banners
SBC Spurs Arena Window Panels and Banners
Stage Drop
Stage Drop

In 1999, Kathleen designed a papel picado inspired stage backdrop for the opening celebration of a new bridge connecting Eagle Pass, Texas, with Piedras Negras, Mexico. For the center panel and focal point, Trenchard used images of a rising sun and river flowing through cultivated fields beneath the new bridge. This banner was surrounded by banners using a vine and fruit theme symbolizing the shared lifestyles on both sides of the border. The colorful designs were blown up and printed on nylon. The rising sun design was reproduced on brochures, hand fans, program covers and stationary. The large version in nylon was later installed in the Eagle Pass City Hall. Dignitaries received souvenirs in the form of a framed papel picado version of the central banner cut in various bright colored papers by Kathleen.

Frank Lloyd Wright commerative birthday banner

Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Kennedy Brothers
Kennedy Brothers

Hays and Jack

Wiley and Felice

Brother & Sister
Brother & Sister
Calavera Self Portrait
Calavera Self Portrait

Kathleen Trenchard dancing with La Catrina

 

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