Illustration

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Cathy Gendron

Adjunct Faculty

BFA, Eastern Michigan University

cgendron@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

Cathy’s paintings have appeared in numerous publications for the editorial, book and corporate markets, including The New York Times...

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Cathy’s paintings have appeared in numerous publications for the editorial, book and corporate markets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Newsweek, US News and World Reports, Utne Reader, Seventeen, McGraw Hill, Penguin/Random House, Simon & Schuster, Kensington Publishing, IBM, Target and Saatchi & Saatchi.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cathy Gendron began her illustration career as Creative Services Manager for the Ann Arbor News. She joined the Detroit Free Press as Art Director in 1984, and since 1988 she has pursued her passions for painting and teaching by combining a successful freelance illustration career with a position of adjunct instructor at CCS.

SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS

• 2015 – Along with three graduates of CCS, she designed and painted the largest mural in Ann Arbor, “Enduring Roots”.
• 2015 – Illustrations for children’s picture book, “The Nutcracker Comes to America: How Three Ballet-loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition”.
• 2016 – Conference Presenter for the Michigan chapter of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.
• 2017 – She is currently working on illustrations for the children’s picture book, “Trees Make Perfect Pets”, for publication in the spring of 2019.

Cathy has won awards from, among others, Communications Arts Magazine, Print Magazine and the Society of Publications Designers.

She is also passionate about giving back to her community. She is a past board member of the Ann Arbor Art Center and served 6 years on the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, which oversees public art projects for the City of Ann Arbor.