Johanna Castillo
Born in April 1995, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana (la isla)
joacastillo25 at gmail.com
Education
2017 BFA, Fashion Design, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2015 AAS, Fashion Design, Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, DR. 
Residencies
2019 February, Poco A Poco Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico
Exhibitions and Performances
2019 El Nuevo Mundo, Solo Show, Collaborative Installation, L.A.B. Fest 2019
Garner Art Center, Garnerville, NY. (forthcoming-May)
2019 Taller de Movimiento (Performance) with dancer Jenn Rose, Espacio Morillo, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2019 El Nuevo Mundo: Textile Collaborative Installation, Pocoapoco Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2018 Mi Altered Conuco: Textile Collaborative Installation, Group Show, Garner Art Center,
Garnerville, NY.
2018 Mi Altered Conuco, Solo Garden Exhibition, 313 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2017 Arts Gowanus: Gowanus Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY. 
2017 Single Fare 4, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.
2017 Talent, New York Textile Month, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY.
2017 Gowanus Open Studio, Brookyln, New York, NY. 
2017 Jeannine Han Open Studio, New York Textile Month, Brooklyn, NY.
2017 Parsons Gala 17’, Theresa Lang Center, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2017 Picalø l, Union Square, New York, NY.
2017 Picalø ll, Central Park, New York, NY.
2017 Picalø lll, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2016 Beyond, Theresa Lang Center, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2015 Estilos 15’, Santo Domingo, D.R.
2015 Dominican Fashion Week, Santo Domingo, DR.
2014 ART Chavón Group Exhibition, Altos de Chavón Gallery, La Romana, DR.
Workshops
2019 Collaborative Making: Textile installation, collective painting and drawing with
La Paz Montessori kids at Pocoapoco Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico. 
2018 “Picalø: The Mural Club” Curriculum, The Leadership Program, Boerum Hill School
for International Studies, Brooklyn, NY. (In partnership with Saide Saddiq)
2018 “Means of Production”, Parsons School For Design, New York. (In partnership with
Yvonne Watson & LaChaun Moore)
2017 “Picalø” (Hosted by Saide Saddiq), Executive Education Academy Charter School,
Allentown, PA.
2017 “Picalø”, Stonehedge Gardens, Tamaqua, PA.
2017 “Picalø” (Hosted by Saide Saddiq), Serenity Adult Day Care, Queens, NY.
Awards
2018 Half-Scholarship Poco a Poco Residency, Oaxaca, México. 
2017 CFDA Fashion Graduate Exhibition Finalist, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2017 Social Innovation Award Finalist, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY. 
2016-2017 Dean’s List, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2015-2017 Dean’s Full Scholarship, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2015 Magna Cum Laude, Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, DR.
2015 Amber Thimble, Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, DR.
2015 Farmacia’s Carol Uniform Re-design Contest, Santo Domingo, DR.
2014-2015 Full Scholarship, Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, DR.
Press
2017 “2017 Johanna Castillo”, Parsons School of Fashion.
2017 “Talent! - Graduate Textile Work”, The Invisible Dog.
2017 “Talent”, New York Textile Month 17’.
2015 “A Estudiar Diseño Fuera de R.D.” (“Let’s Study Design Outside D.R.), Listín Diario News.
2015 “Jóvenes Ganan Becas para Parsons School” (“Young Students Win Scholarships for
 Parsons School”), Hoy Digital News.
2015 “Estudiantes Ganan Becas para Parsons School of Design” (“Students Win Scholarships
for Parsons School of Design”, Altos de Chavón.
2015 “Dominicana Moda 2015: Los top 7 desfiles” (“Dominican Fashion Week 2015: Top 7
Fashion Shows”, Mamey El Nuevo Negro.
2015 “Estudiante de Chavón Gana Concurso de Farmacia Carol para el Diseño de sus
Nuevos Uniformes” (“Chavón Student Wins Farmacia Carol’s Contest to Design New Uniforms”),
Altos de Chavón.
Selected Work Experience
2018 Textile Designer, Yto Barrada, New York, NY.
2018 Fashion Designer, Viennese Opera Ball Silent Auction, New York, NY.
2017-2018 Textile Designer and Woodwork Assistant, Dane-Co, New York, NY.
2017 Textile and Woodwork Intern, Dane-Co, New York, NY.
2017 Technical Design Assistant, Luther Quintana Upholstery, New York, NY.
2017 Textile Research & Development, Michael Seri, New York, NY. 
2017 Textile Studio Assistant, Victoria Manganiello LLC, New York, NY.
2016-2017, Research Assistant, Office of Dean Yvonne Watson – Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2016, Textile Design Intern, 3Seven&8, New York, NY.
2016, Digital Design and Patternamaking Intern, Mara Hoffman, New York, NY.
2016, Photography Intern, Faviana NY, New York, NY.
2014, Design and Photography Intern, Marisol Henríquez Atelier, Santo Domingo, D.R.
Selected Clients Commissioned Work PDF by inquiry : Juan Luis Guerra, Anthony
Haden-Guest, Yto Barrada, Pace Gallery, Dane-Co, Lucia Cuba, Detritus Art & 
Design, Al-Hamad Legal Group, Farmacia Carol.  
 


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