Cat Tanchanco

Community Manager

Cat Tanchanco

Cat (she/her) is a Los Angeles-based storyteller and mental health advocate from the arts, makeup, and movie-making industries. She holds a BFA in Film & Video from CalArts and has over a decade of experience in makeup artistry and working on film sets under her brand, AUDFACED. She also enjoys filmmaking, writing, painting, performing, and voice acting.

She feels most connected to art that advocates for storytelling, mindfulness, radical empathy, social justice, or mental health. Her makeup art is known to be eye-catching, warm-exuding, and also dark in imagery. Some of her favorite art pieces she has created are Crying Liberty, Faces of Grief, and her American Horror Story-inspired Anthology video.

At Art With Impact, Cat leads the ongoing growth of a community of artists, students, mental health advocates, and the Advisory Board. She’s in charge of dreaming up and implementing projects that meaningfully engage the people served through a regular stream of mental health-focused content, events, and programs. She runs the public programming Continued Connections series which includes Sanctuary Space and My Mental Health Story. Cat also manages the monthly mental health short film competition, creates social media content, and curates newsletters.

You can find Cat frolicking, hiking, painting her face, searching for the best iced coffee, writing her next photo-art book, hosting an Instagram Live discussing where horror movies meet mental health advocacy, or geeking out over Halloween season.

Her artist motto is “Under Every Mask is A Story”.

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