Born in Detroit, Michigan, Paula Cahill pursued

a career in the visual arts when she relocated

to the Philadelphia area.  She attended Tyler

School of Art, Temple University and the 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where 

she received Merit and Academy Scholarships.

She also attended Parsons School of Design

at the New School in New York City where she

received a Merit Scholarship as a Sophomore

transfer student.  She graduated with masters

and bachelors degrees in the fine arts in 2011

and 2009.


Cahill's paintings are exhibited in the northeast

and have garnered regional awards including

"Best of Show" in the "Celebration of Life" 

exhibit at the Perelman Center and honorable

mentions at GoggleWorks and Abington Art

Center.  She was a "Fourth Wall" top ten 

finalist at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine

Arts in 2011.  Cahill's 2017 paintings, "Circuitry" 

and "Variable" were recently purchased by Temple

University for their permanent collection. 


An active member of CFEVA, InLiquid, and the 

Crane Arts community, Cahill continues to 

explore art making in her studio at the Crane

Old School in the Kensington Fishtown area

of Philadelphia.