"I want people who see my art to feel hopeful despite living in a chaotic world. To feel enticed and energized, their curiosity ignited. I want them to believe in their light within, to face their darkness, to see their beauty, to feel a part of the Universe."
AUDFACED (Cat Tanchanco) is a mixed media artist who delves into the stories under the masks we wear.
She is most known for her work as a
makeup artist, getting her start in 2009 as a
YouTube makeup guru and from working on set for movies, music videos, photography and haunt event attractions.
She is fascinated by combining elements of the macabre with helping others heal through art. She also enjoys exploring themes about mental health, belonging and identity as depicted in movies or art.
She creates through the mediums of makeup artistry, filmmaking, writing, voice acting, performance art and painting, focusing on making art that mirrors. She believes that when we take time to learn ourselves, we can move more intentionally in the world and interact with others much more empathetically.
She hosts a variety of show series on her YouTube, Instagram, and through Art With Impact exploring makeup, monsters, movies, and mental health.
She infuses empathy, grit and hope into her visually dark or vibrant art pieces.
Based on Tongva lands, colonially known as
Los Angeles, California.
UNDER EVERY MASK IS A STORY