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ARTIST”S AUTOBIOGRAPHY & RESUME
Ileana Soto, MA, MFT
ileana@ileanasoto.com

Raised in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

BA in Art History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

On-going courses in weaving, color, design

Artist in Residence, State of Washington

California College of Art, Oakland, CA, post-graduate study, 1985-86

Exhibit: "Fiber Sculptures," Spokane Art Gallery, 1988

Art Teacher, Cedar Creek Montessori Pre School, Berkeley, CA

Exhibit of fiber sculptures and pastels, John F. Kennedy University Art Gallery, 1989

MA Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, 1989

MFT Licensure (Marriage and Family Therapist), 1993

Post-Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy, UC Berkeley Extension, 1998

Family Therapist and Acting Manager, Horizons Family Counseling, Livermore, CA, 1993-June 2014

Exhibit: sewn textile collages: "Late Harvest Artists," Livermore Public Library, October 2006

Exhibit: "Multiple Choice" at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Feb/Mar 2007, "Spin on Gee's Bend" chosen to be exhibited

Exhibit: "Jo's Little Women" - one collage and one quilt exhibited, Livermore Public Library, December 2007

Exhibit: "Crafting a Better Planet" at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Quilt called "Renewal: Sun, Wind, Earth, Water! Exploring Alternative Energies" was chosen as one of eleven for this show. September 5-November 9, 2008.

On-going workshops on surface design and art design principles, July 2014 to present

Art Cloth Mastery Program, through Jane Dunnewold, San Antonio, Texas, February 2015 through March 2017

Exhibit: "STRATA: new works from the Studio Art Quilt Associates" at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, CA. Juried by Yvonne Porcella, thirty-three artists are presented. Two of my quilts were selected: "Totemic Conguera" and "Great Plains: Big Sky; First Nation Native Daughters." Thirty-three artists are presented. November 12-December 16, 2015.