All Grade Levels, Visual Arts & Arts Integration, Experience exhibiting and in various art forms
DISCIPLINE // Visual Arts & Arts Integration
BIO // Janaína Vieira-Marques is a Brazilian-American visual artist and art educator who has called Missoula, MT home for the last 10 years. Her career has spanned various art forms- film, visual, installation and performance- and a multi-cultural awareness that she brings into classrooms as arts integration and arts enhancement programs. Janaína began her career São Paulo, Brazil as a graphic designer and then a film producer for an international agency where she produced over 60 commercials for large Brazilian companies. As a visual artist in Washington, D.C in 2006-2007 and Missoula since 2008, she has collaborated with light designers, choreographers and dancers on installation and site-specific pieces and exhibited her own work in galleries and art spaces. Janaína founded the Missoula Mandala Project in 2008 and created a community-supported site-specific art installation 6 different years during the Day of the Dead Festival in downtown Missoula, MT.
She is currently an art teacher at Sussex School.
Janaína worked for 6 years as an artist in residence in Missoula Public Schools, through the Spark program for arts integration, and has also taught at the Missoula Art Museum, the Zootown Arts Community Center, and as a substitute at Loyola Sacred Heart. Her residency programs often reference her cultural heritage in Brazil, regularly involve collaborative art projects, and always end with an exhibit. At Rattlesnake Elementary, her program with all 400 kids became a school garden installation. Janaína has presented for Missoula YMCA’s Guts Girls program, Hellgate High School, Garden City Montessori, Girl Scouts, Leadership Missoula and Holter Museum of Art in Helena.
Janaína earned a BA in creative advertisement from Panamericana de Artes in São Paulo, Brazil and a BFA in sculpture from the University of Montana in 2013. In 2015 she was selected to represent Montana and participate in the National Seminar for Teaching Artists at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. In 2018 she was trained to work with MCPS Structured Learning Programs and Youth Mental Health First Aid USA. She speaks fluent Portuguese and English and ok Spanish.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION // Short-term and long-term residencies available
GRADE LEVELS // all
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS // Kennedy Center National Seminar for Teaching Artists
BADGES EARNED //
Embracing Differences to Make a Difference: Professional Development Training: September 2018