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ANGELIQUE BENICIO
(408) 472-9370
btweenmargins@yahoo.com
www.kaliart.com
www.angeliqueaine.com

ABILITIES
Extensive experience in many areas of visual arts both large and small scale. Surface mediums include oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, pen and ink, Chinese lacquer and mixed medium patina effects for cinema decor. Sculptural mediums include bronze casting and finishing, ceramic, mold making, production casting and polyurethane sculpture. Special skills include character development and ability to accurately produce three dimensional models of two dimensional character renderings.

LANGUAGES
French, Portuguese and English

PUBLICATION
Illustration for Sarah's Waterfall
A middle grade illustrated novel
Winner of the 2010 NAPPA Award – Parenting Resources Category for Overall Design and Appeal
Winner of the 2010 Mom's Choice - Gold Award
Winner of the 2009 Skipping Stones Honor Award
Date of publication - February 2009
Safer Society Press
Brandon, Vermont

Illustration for the magazine Heidi
May – August 2006
Cobra SARL
Paris, France

Illustration for the magazine OUI OUI
January 2004
Cobra SARL
Paris, France

Illustration for the magazine Le Monde d’Heri Dès
July – October 2003
Cobra SARL
Paris, France

Free lance illustrator for children’s puzzles, posters and paper products.
June1998 – September 2003 Portal Publications, Ltd., Great American Puzzle Factory, Heavy Duty Productions Inc. and Master Pieces.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Painter, Dreamroad Studio
February 2010- Present
Painter's assistant to Robert Bissell
www.robertbissell.com

 

Sculptor Model Maker, Chiodo Art
August 2010 – present
Art development under the direction of Mario Chiodo
http://www.chiodoart.com

Sculptress - Model Maker, Boursini Burr Gallery
May 2009 – Present
Commissioned sculpture – Model making for limited edition bronze works.

Co-Owner, Big Boing
December 2003 to present
Distribution and direct sales of specialty materials used for fine mold making, casting, special effects, architectural design and new construction. Clients include Les Ateliers de Louvre, Disney, Warner Films, Pathe Films, Films de Christan Fleicher, Europa Corp., Les Versailles SFX.

Character development and 3-D realization, Cobra SARL
March 2007
Designs for a limited edition series of fantasy characters for the miniature figurine market.

Production and design, Camera Ready Graphics
March 1986 – May 2000
Illustration and design of ads, logos, brochures, packaging, game design and comprehensive design concepts for client approval. Job includes use of Macintosh programs Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and In Design. Clients include Pixar, American Express and SL Corporation.

Co Owner, Benicio Company
January 1992 – December 1997
Design and production of high quality sculptural dolls.

Special edition designs for Walt Disney Galleries
January 1995 – May 1995
Limited edition sculptural dolls commissioned through Alexandre Company.

SPECIAL EFFECTS AND DESIGN

Sculpture, painting and special effects creations for the sequel film Arthur and the Invisibles under the direction of Europacorp
July2007 - August 2007

Special effects sculpture for the film 99 Francs
November 2006

Special effects sculpture and painting for the film Auberge Rouge under the direction of C.Flechner Films
October 2006

Special effects elements for Peninsula Films
September 2006

Sculptural costume elements for Euro Disney
July 2006

Sculpture, painting and special effects creations for Cannes Film Festival, 2006 for the film Arthur and the Invisibles under the direction of Europacorp
May – June 2006

Sculpture and special effects creations for the film Asterix Aux Jeux Olympiques
April – May 2006

Decor elements for the film David Noland
March 2006

Special effects elements for the film Memoir de Glace
March 2006

Painting, sculpture and Chinese lacquer, Louis Cane
January – March 2006
Assisting renowned French artist and designer in preparation for the 11eme Pavilion de Tuileries, Paris.
http://www.louis-cane.com

Set painting for the film Les Aristos under direction of Hugo Films
August 2005

Sculpture and painting of set elements for the film The Kosugi Tower under the direction of Akinori Fiore
August 2005

Special effects elements for the film Sheitan
July 2005

Special effects elements for the film Les Brigades Du Tigre under the direction of Les films Manuel Munz
July 2005

Runway decor and painting for Louis Vittton
June – July 2005

Sculptural elements for Lavazza ad campaigns
June 2005
Design and realization of sculptural elements used in 2006 publicity campaign

Special effects elements for the film L’Entente Cordiale
February – April 2004

Special effects elements for the film Arséne Lupin
November 2003

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, San Jose State University, San Jose California.

AWARDS
2010 NAPPA Award – Parenting Resources Category for Overall Design and Appeal
2010 Mom's Choice - Gold Award
2009 Skipping Stones Honor Award -Teaching and parenting resources category

EXHIBITIONS
Sculptural Installation and performance, Trails And Vistas
Truckee, California
September 2010

Sculptural Installation, Trails And Vistas
Truckee, California
September 2009

Mixed media Painting, Trans-Art Gallery
Trondheim, Norway
December 2001

Ceramic Sculpture, Galleria Eros
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil January 1994

Ceramic Sculpture, Casa Cor Annual Architectural Design Exhibition
September 1994
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

REFERENCES
Available on request