Andrea Serrahn’s Fashion Bio

CLOTHING DESIGN

Serrahna, Oakland, 2002-present

Cicada, San Francisco/Santa Fe 2000-2006

Julie's Artisans' Gallery, Madison Ave., New York, 2000-2002

Joss Graham, London, 2000-2003

Molly B., Berkeley 1999-2001

Schloss Primmersdorf, Vienna, 1998-99

Obiko, San Francisco, 1995-96

Oxygen, Santa Fe, 1996


COSTUME DESIGN FOR THEATRE, DANCE & FILM

Ellen Robinson, Jazz Vocalist, Yoshis 2007-present

Ellen Robinson & “Girlfriends” Jazz Choir, 2009

Ladene Otsuki-Classical Pianist, 2009

Kaila Flexer, Violinist, 2008

Valerie Bach, Girltalkband, 2006-present

Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, 2007-present    www.kitka.org

Branice McKenzie, Jazz Vocalist 2007

Oakland Center for Spiritual Living Choir, 2007-present

Mary Ford-Waters of the March, Dream On, 2006

Molissa Fenley Mills College Repertory Dance Concert, 2004

Claudine Naganuma, Pearl Anniversary Celebration, 2004

Colette de Gagnier, Poetry Reading Chartres Cathedral France 2004

Aerial Dance Performance, Studio 12, Berkeley, CA 2004

MAHADEVA, The Art of Devotion, 2001

San Francisco Butoh Festival, 1999-2000

Tabla Rasa, Oakland 1992-2001

Tony Minnecola w/Zakir Hussein 1998-99

Erica Blue for "Studio 4" 1995-present

Moving in Costume, Oakland, 1996

Fairyland, Oakland, 1996

Jo Kreiter, Bay Area Dance Series, 1995

James and the Giant Peach, costume design assistant, San Francisco, 1994


EDUCATION

Fulbright Scholar, "Traditional Indian Textiles Embodied by Contemporary Design"  Gujarat, India, 1997-98

Natural Dyes Workshop, Mendocino Art Center, California, 1996

Costume Design, Academy of Art, San Francisco, 1986

Textile Design, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982-84

B.A.. Spanish, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982


FASHION SHOWS

Currylicious 2009

Tanjia Moroccan Restaurant 2009

Ritz Carlton Cal Asia Business Alliance Nov 2008

Garibaldis 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Bellevue Club 2007

Khana Peena 2008, 2007

The Catwalk: 2005, 2006

Diablo Yoga Center, 2006

Rockridge Out & About Festival, 2004, 2005

Cicada/ Craft & Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, 2000

ISS Palacio de Bellas Artes, Santiago Chile,1999

Open Secret Bookstore, San Rafael, 1999

Schloss Grillenstein, "Silk Road", Vienna, 1998


PUBLICATIONS

Oakland Magazine Photo 2008 Madam C.J. Walker Awards

Voted Best Fashion Show, Diablo Magazine, 2007

Montclarion Newspaper August 2006

Diablo Magazine, June 2006 "Shopping Safari"

Palm Desert Magazine, cover photo, Fall 2005

East Bay Express, October 2005 "Clothing the East"

Yogi Times Magazine: cover photo, Dec/Jan 2005

Yogi Times Magazine: "Power of the Feminine: November 2004

Boston Globe Magazine, May 2004 "Artistic Looks"

Rockridge News, Oakland California 2003

Your Crafts Business, by Richard Simms. NOLO press, 2003

Shibori Now, by Yoshiko Wada. press. Selected Shibori Artist 2002

San Jose Mercury News, Friday front page Entertainment section, 2002

The Monthly, Berkeley California, SHOP PICKS 2002

Bay Area Business Woman, personal business profile 2002

San Francisco Examiner front page, costume design:

Jaye Davidson & the Oscars, 1993


INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: Indian Textile Roadshow 2008

My Textile Life in India for East Bay Stitchers Guild 2008

Jennifer Butler Living Color: Los Angeles Trunk Shows, 2005, 2006

"Hoop-a-Thon", Hoola-hoop fundraiser 2003, 2004. 2005

Honorary Chairman, Business Advisory Council, Washington D.C. 2003

Guest lecturer, University of San Francisco, textile design class, 2002

San Francisco University Highschool, re: Gujarat earthquake

Artship Foundation artist series, 1999

Fundraiser, Gujarat earthquake relief $6000+ raised & distributed, 2000-present

Exhibitor: ISS- 3rd International Shibori Symposium, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, 1999  Instituto Norteamericano, Santiago, Chile, 1999

Workshop: Taught natural dye methods, NID, Ahmedabad, India, 1998

Window Display: Oakland Artship Foundation, 1998 & 1999

Panelist: Fair Trade Federation Conference, UC Berkeley, 1995

Guest: Government of India, R&D ikat textiles, Orissa, 1994

Television: Jenny's Power Hour, re: Indian Textiles, San Francisco, 1995

Merit Badge: Girl Scouts of America, 1st merit badge in sewing, 1966


BENEFITS AND FUNDRAISERS

Barack Obama, Joey Brite, Uptown Motors, 2008

C.R.Y. Fundraiser for Underprivileged Indian Children 2004

Heritage India Festival 2004


CELEBRITY CLIENTS

Alice Walker, 2008

Carrie Fisher, 2008

Linda Gray, 2006-2007

Jane Goodall, 2003


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Serrahna - 2002 to present

OoloO- collaborative design project, 2002

Andrea Serrahn Designs, always & forever.

Weston Wear, production mgr & design asst, San Francisco, 1991-1994

Roberto Robledo, production assistant, San Francisco, 1985

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