Catherine Herrera is a San Francisco-based multi-disciplinary filmmaker, photographer, artist, writer and mother creating films, photography/photojournalism series, art and video installations. Her art explores topics of belonging, home, healing, reflecting and speaking to topics drawn from her experience as a California Native, Indigenous and European American and inspired by her family, communities and the World.
Herrera began her career as a photojournalist and associate producer on news and national broadcast documentaries before directing films and photography projects independently and on commission/invitation. She is a 2023-24 18th Street Arts Center Creative Corp Fellow for her California Coastal Heroes StoryMap and Art Installation, with pre-production funding for her second feature film Martins Beach, with early funding from the Puffin Foundation.
Herrera is a selected Unlock Her Potential Fellow paired with documentary director/producer Alexandra Marks Lipsitz, a former Rooted & Written Fellow; her films include: Bridge Walkers, created on commission and exhibited at the de Young Museum, her first feature documentary Transition, short films Witness the Healing, From the Same Family: An Intimate View of Globalization and Alphabet People; Art installations: Feast of Beams, Sitting Ohlone I, Open Doors to a Healing with exhibits at the de Young Museum, Triton Museum, de Saisset Museum, Phoebe Museum, Santa Clara University Gallery, Mission Cultural Center, Galeria de la Raza, MACLA, San Francisco Art Institute, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, La Panaderia, Ex-Convento, Leon Trotsky Museum, Centro de Imagen.
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