Vanessa Somoza Domínguez


Category: Painter
Birth Date: 2nd September 1976
Birth Place: Sarria (Lugo)
Telephone: 662263483
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   Cultura
 Curriculum

EDUCATION:
1985. GCE A-level at Afonso Xoglar Secondary School, Sarria (Lugo).
2004. She studied advertising graphic design at Ramón Falcón School (Lugo) and attended courses on Drawing and Painting with Antonio Vázquez Rivas (AVARI) from 1986 to 1991.
1995. Courses on Galician Language (for beginners and advanced), Xunta de Galicia.
1998. ‘Sistema de franquicias’, 35 hours, Forcem and ‘Calidad en el servicio al cliente’, 35 hours, Forcem.
2003. ‘Vendedor técnico’, 420 hours and ‘Sensibilización ambiental’, 9 hours.

 Work & Activities

LABOUR EXPERIENCE:
1995-1999: She taught Drawing and Painting at Fray Luís de Granada School, Sarria (Lugo).
2000-2002. Private lessons (drawing and painting).
2004. Internship at Clérigos Gallery (Lugo).
2004. Graphic designer assistant (Tenerife).
2000-2005: She worked as a freelance graphic designer: advertising campaign for ‘Modas Marta Real’, corporate identity for ‘Muebles Azul’, posters and mascots for different Galician festivities and posters and advertising of exhibitions.
2006. She worked as a graphic designer at ‘Rótulos y Signos’, Guaza.

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS:
2005-06: Los Cristianos Cultural Centre, Arona (Tenerife).
2002: Galician Art Biennial Exhibition, Meigas e Trasgos (Sarria) and Art Contest, Burela Gallery (Burela).
2001: Art Contest, Burela Gallery (Burela).
2000: Galician Art Biennial Exhibition, Meigas e Trasgos (Sarria), “En busca del mar I”, Cultural Centre (Foz), “En busca del mar II”, Casa del Mar (Burela), “De Arte”, Cultural Centre of Quiroga and “Entroido en Salcedo”, Teleclub, O Caurel (Lugo).
1999: “Tra-las pegadas de Avari no Caurel”, Froxán (Lugo) and “O froito dun taller”, Cultural Centre (Sarria).
1994 and 1996: Galician Art Biennial Exhibition, Meigas e Trasgos (Sarria).
1995: IBM (Sarria).
1993: Tieso Cultural Association, Cultural Centre of Sarria (Lugo).

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS:
2005: José Lorenzo Gallery (Santiago de Compostela).
2004: Xarope Pub (Sarria) and La Guara Pub (Sarria).
2002: “Tristezas”, Café Concierto Coto (Monforte de Lemos) and “Entre el sueño y la realidad”, Cultural Centre of Monforte de Lemos.
2001: “Saudades”, Círculo Cultural Recreativo (O Saviñao).
2000: “Sueños”, NH Alfonso IX (Sarria).
1997: Vaquería Pub (Sarria).
1996: Week-End Pub (Sarria).

 Other Interesting Aspects

Some of her works can be found at the Cultural Centre of Quiroga; Casa del Mar (Burela); ‘Círculo Cultural Recreativo’ (O Saviñao); Cultural Centre of Monforte de Lemos; San Francisco Javier Church (Lugo); José Lorenzo Art Gallery (Santiago de Compostela); Ramón Falcón School (Lugo); Faculty of Art (Pontevedra) and in private collections.
1999: She was a foundation member of Avari Cultural Association, Sarria (Lugo).
2003: She collaborated with her illustrations in “Xistral” (Lugo).
2003-2004: She made mural paintings for San Francisco Javier Church (Lugo), in collaboration with Borja Guerrero Parapar.
Languages: French and English (low level), Portuguese (medium level) and Galician (mother tongue).
Computing knowledge: Office (user-level), MS-DOS; Macromedia Freehand; Photoshop; Corel-Draw; Quarkxpress; Fhontografer; Macromedia Flash and MAC-OS and PC.