Candida is a costume designer and photographer, based in New York City, known for her eye for detail and use of texture.
Her broad experience includes work in theater, dance, opera, film television and commercial work. She has worked as a design assistant and tailor at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and recently assisted on the film, "When We Gather", featuring performance artist, María Magdalena Campos-Pons.
Her design work has been presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Lincoln Center Theater/Institute, Indianapolis Opera, The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, the National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), Prospect Theater Company, Gotham Chamber Opera, On Site Opera, Perseverance Theater, Future Cinema, Nerve Tank, Williams College, Dancecorés, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, and Hale Center Theater among others.
Candida is a resident artist with Theater Mitu, which focuses on world performance traditions. She has designed for,
and workshopped with them, in the United Arab Emirates and United States, supporting their mission of artist training and research.
Candida oversaw the design of over 800 costumes, representing over 125 countries, as the Associate Designer Over International Costumes for “Light of the World,” a cultural event held during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. The event was seen in live performance by over 275,000 people and was filmed for worldwide distribution.
Candida's first photographic exhibit, By the Hand of Mother, was shown at the Cohen New Works Festival.
She is the recipient of several awards including the Richard L. Hay Design Fellowship at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Roy Crane Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in the Performing Arts, and an exhibition grant from the Cohen New Works Festival.
Candida is a member of IATSE United Scenic Artists Local 829 and TWU Local 764. She received her MFA from The University of Texas at Austin.