Paula Cahill studied the figure for many years before transitioning to complex, abstract paintings. Her linear abstract compositions are often comprised of a single, luminous line that meanders, changes color, and seamlessly connects back to itself.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Paula pursued an education in the arts after relocating to the Philadelphia area. Her paintings are exhibited in the US and have garnered regional awards including "Best of Show" in the "Celebration of Life" exhibit at the Perelman Center. This summer her painting, Reef Dancer was awarded an honorable mention in “FAME 2019, The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts” at Hot Bed Philly. You can currently see Paula’s work in “Infusion” at FPContemporary, Culver City, CA through August 22, 2019.
Paula’s new 2019 paintings were exhibited in the two person show, “Sacred Geometry,” with Phyllis Gorsen at Hot Bed Philly earlier this year. Works on paper from Paula’s “Current Series” were included in “The Universe, How Vast, How Small” at Arete Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
In 2018, Seraphin Gallery hosted a solo exhibition of her paintings at the Yard in Center City, Philadelphia. She was also awarded a solo exhibition through Abington Art Center’s competitive Solo Series program.
Cahill's paintings are held in private, public, and corporate collections including Temple University, Capital One, Aramark, MM Partners, and PNC Bank Corporation. Her studio is located in Philadelphia, PA.