A native New Orleanian and graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. with a Masters in Painting and Printmaking, Kathy Trenchard maintains a studio/home on Woodlawn Lake. Upon her arrival in San Antonio in the late 80s, Trenchard began experimenting with the Mexican mallet and chisel technique of papel picado. Her book, “Mexican Paper Cutting”, sold out in 1998 and she is now working with Trinity Press on an expanded publication on the subject. Trenchard maintains a collection of paper cuts from her international travels and has curated exhibits of her papel picado and Buddhist Burial Paper holdings. Trenchard taught at San Antonio College and Palo Alto for 10 years and continues to present lectures, demonstrations and workshops on paper cutting and shadow puppetry, which she studied in Indonesia. Her permanent installations are on view at the Frost Bank Center, South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, the Grand Hyatt, 136 Grandview, the Kennedy Apartments at Brooks City Base, VIA bus shelters in San Antonio, and cut metal panels in Cleveland Park in downtown El Paso.