a little about me...
I'm Teresa Pilar Huarte. I'm an artist of all sorts and always have been since I first began making my own dollhouse furniture from re-purposed "pizza savers" as a child.
Then I grew up a bit, and in 2003 I earned my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture from The University of Washington and was awarded Best Sculpture Student and a Best Art Student nomination. Focusing in Sculpture allowed me to learn as many tools, methods, and materials as possible; laying the foundation to begin learning how to design and build anything I could imagine. Since then I've been traveling around the United States and beyond pursuing a wide array of creative projects that challenge and inspire me while expanding my material, tool and building processes knowledge.
My diverse experience has included designing, making and styling: custom props, sets, special effects and models for television, film, photo shoots and theater. I've also been doing retail visual merchandising displays and murals, designing and making re-purposed interior design decor and furniture, creating interactive installations and contemporary gallery art work.
Some of my credits and clients include: Portlandia, Nike, Madewell, Colombia Sportswear/Sorel, Kroger, Trader Joe's, Chevy, Cartoon Network, Amazon.com, Green Room, Robot Chicken, Hell and Back, NBC's Holiday Special, Elf Buddy's Musical Christmas, The Librarians and Grimm.
Whenever possible I also enjoy showing my work in gallery art shows and making custom pieces for various clients. You can explore a lot of the jazz I've been up to on my portfolio page and by following my instagram feed.
Maybe one day we'll collaborate on some special stuff together.
Thanks for visiting. -tph