M.F.A. Theater Design - Yale School of Drama - 2005. Specializing in costume design. Trained under Jane Greenwood, Ming Cho Lee, Jess Goldstein, Michael Yeargan, Jennifer Tipton, and Stephen Strawbridge.
B.A. cum laude English Literature - Harvard University - 2000. Awarded a Radcliffe Fellowship and a John Harvard Scholarship for academic distinction.
Non-degree coursework: studied figure drawing, watercolor, pattern drafting, and photography at the Massachusetts College of Art, The Art Students League of New York, and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Awards and Exhibitions
Best Costume Design - Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards 2007 for Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Huntington Theater
Richard Harrison Senie Scholarship for Excellence in Theater Design, Yale University 2004
Solo Exhibition - Boston School of Fashion Design Gallery - Liaisons: A Connection between Costume and Couture. Showcased the costumes, original costume sketches, and historical and contemporary couture research used to design the costumes for the Huntington Theater’s production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Guest Lecturer - Boston School of Fashion Design - 2006
Lectured and led group discussions on the skills required for a professional costume design career and the realities of life in professional theater.
Teaching Artist - Roundabout Theater Company - 2000-2002
Worked with the education outreach department of a top Broadway theater to teach NYC public high school students the basics of costume design and direct them in designing their own staged productions.
SELECTED COSTUME DESIGN CREDITS (THEATER)
Getting Home - Dir. David Schweizer - Second Stage Theatre 2006
Worth - Dir. Marc Parees - Urban Stages - 2006
Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Dir. Daniel Goldstein - Huntington Theatre 2006
Miss Julie - Dir. Liz Diamond - Yale Repertory Theatre - 2005
Bridesburg - Dir. Christopher Carter Sanderson - Yale School of Drama - 2004
Frag - Dir. Gia Forakis - HERE Arts Center - 2004
Kitty Kitty Kitty - Dir. Carolyn Cantor - SPF Summer Play Festival - 2004
Romeo and Juliet - Dir. Nick Avilla - Yale School of Drama - 2004
The House of Yes - Dir. Brendan Hughes - Yale Cabaret - 2003
Orpheus Descending - Dir. Benjamin Mosse - Yale School of Drama - 2003
Servant of Two Masters - Dir. Daniel Goldstein - Pittsburgh Public Theater - 2003
Sueno - Dir. Johnny Salinas - Yale Cabaret 2003
Train Story - Dir. Daniel Goldstein - Manhattan Theatre Source - 2002
Puns in the Oven - Dir. Robert Sean Leonard and others - The 52nd Street Project - 2002
Open Door Mime Theater - Dir. Kate VanDevender - Atlantic Theater Co. Studio - 2001
Space-Grrls - Dr. Jessica Davis - Greenwich Street Theater - 2001
The Hamlet Project - Dir. Monica Henderson - Sandy Shurin Theater - 2001
Twelfth Night - Dir. Tom Rowan - Theater Ten Ten - 2001
Moonchildren - Dir. Daniel Goldstein - HERE Arts Center - 2000
Two Heads: the Better Than One Plays - Dir. Martha Plimpton and others - The 52nd Street Project - 2000
Billy and Bobby: The Hollywood Years - Dir. Ted Sluberski - HERE Arts Center - 2000
Parker - Dir. Ted Sluberski - Williamstown Theatre Festival - 2000
Hamlet - Dir. Kevin Coleman - Shakespeare and Co. - 1998
H.M.S. Pinafore - Dir. Marisa Echeverria - H-R Gilbert and Sullivan Players - 1998
COSTUME DESIGN CREDITS (FILM)
Kali Ma - Dir. Soman Chainani - No Pressure Productions - 2007
Simon Manor - Dir. Soman Chainani - No Pressure Productions - 2005
Davy and Stu - Dir. Soman Chainani - No Pressure Productions - 2005
ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGN CREDITS
Breath, Boom - Des. China Lee - Dir. Michael John Garces - Yale Repertory Theater - 2002
The Boswell Sisters - Des. Ann Hould-Ward - Dir. Stuart Ross - Old Globe Theater - 2001
Three - Des. Miguel Huidor - Dir. Harold Prince - Ahmanson Theater - 2001
Princess Turandot - Des. Linda Cho - Dir. Darko Tresnjak - Blue Light Theater Co. - 2000
The Late Middle Classes - Des. Kaye Voyce - Dir. Roger Rees - Williamstown Theatre Festival
OTHER COSTUME EXPERIENCE
Costume Shopper - Eric Winterling Costumes - 2001-2003
Consulted with designers on the best choices for fabrics and materials at one of the top costume shops in New York City. Sourced and purchased all materials for the costumes. Required familiarity with fabric types as well as all the fabric stores, notion stores, and department stores in NYC. Assisted in creating costumes for multiple Broadway shows and major film productions.
Assistant Costume Shop Manager - Playwrights Horizons Theater - 2000-2001
Assisted in the design and construction of costumes for a renowned Off-Broadway theater. Attended fittings and oversaw costume repairs. Lead dresser and wardrobe supervisor for all productions.
Costume Intern - Williamstown Theatre Festival - 2000
Assisted in the design and construction of costumes for the nation’s top summer theater festival. Assisted at fittings, constructed garments, maintained wigs, and was a dresser and wardrobe supervisor for multiple productions throughout the summer.
Founder and Lead Artist - Erin Una Art Entertainment (ErinUnaArt.com) - 2011-2016
Created and ran a unique event services company that provided fine art experiences for exclusive events worldwide. Hired and trained 10 artists in 3 cities to provide additional fine art services for different regional markets. Clients included top international companies such as MasterCard, Sony, L'Oreal, Ferrari, NBC, Audi, Macy's and Verizon. Please visit ErinUnaArt.com for more information and a portfolio of work.
Founder and Sole Artist - First Friends Toy Portraits (FirstFriendsPortraits.com) - 2010-present
Created a fine art service offering custom hand-painted portraits of children's favorite toys. Received significant national and international press. Please visit FirstFriendsPortraits.com for more information and a portfolio of work.
Portrait Artist - 2010-present
Painted commissions for fine art portraits in a variety of media -- watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal, gouache, and digital art. Notable commissions include digital portraits of the entire Dallas Mavericks NBA team for the 2015 playoffs, including large-scale artwork for banners, official posters, playbills and stadium decor.