PAULA CAHILL

Is it possible to pinpoint when straight and curved lines were invented?  The contours of ancient rock paintings give us organic lines and line is evident in the motifs of early Greek vessels and Egyptian Funerary art.  Renaissance artists were lauded for their invention of perspective, a system contrived of straight lines that extend to infinity.  Modernists isolated and formalized gestural line as subject.  I strive to extend this conversation by painstakingly mixing and repeatedly laying down up to 100 gradients of color in my attempts to contemporize line.

 

 

Paula Cahill - Resume

STUDIO:

Philadelphia, PA   

EDUCATION:

M.F.A. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

B.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009

Guest Student, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 2003 - 2004

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Best of Show, Celebration of Life Exhibit, CFEVA, 2016

Honorable Mention, Abington Art Center Annual Exhibition, 2016

Honorable Mention, GoggleWorks Annual Exhibition, 2016

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Fourth Wall, Top Ten Finalist, 2011

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Merit and Academy Scholarships, 2010

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Merit and Academy Scholarships, 2009

Parsons School of Design, New School University, Merit Scholarship, 2003

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Progression, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2017

Past is Present, with Andrea Caldarise, Crane Old School, Philadelphia, PA, 2016

Featured Artist, InLiquid Projects, Marriott Courtyard, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA, 2015

The Drawing Room, Rittenhouse 1715, Philadelphia, PA, 2015

Intimate, Triage, Reflect, with Lauren Findlay, Crane Old School, Philadelphia, PA, 2015

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Inside Out, InLiquid Gallery, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2018

Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Annual Juried Exhibition, Wilmington, DE, 2018

Transforming Jazz - A Visual Experience, Art at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 2018

Barnfest, Phoenixville, PA, 2018

Dig, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ, 2018

Strong Tender & True, Brob Din Gnag International, Phoenixville, PA, 2017

Chris White Gallery, Regional Exhibition, Wilmington, DE, 2017

Try to Understand, Brooke Lanier Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2017

Celebration of Life, CFEVA, Perelman Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2017

The Four Elements, Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County, Doylestown, PA, 2017

Doylestown Arts Festival, Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County, Doylestown, PA 2017

Annual Contemporary Exhibition, Delaware Community College Gallery, Media, PA, 2016

The Written Word, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2016

InLiquid Projects, Murano Condominium, Philadelphia, PA 2016

GoggleWorks Annual Exhibition, Reading, PA, 2016

Abington Art Center Annual Exhibition, Abington, PA, 2016

Celebration of Life Exhibit, CFEVA, Perelman Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2016

Victory for Tyler, Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2015

Celebration of Life, CFEVA, Perelman Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2015

Old Enough to Know Better, Crane Arts Gallery 105, Philadelphia, PA, 2015

Doylestown Art Days, Doylestown, PA, 2015

71st Annual Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA, 2014

Form Language, Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ, 2014

Doylestown Art Days, Doylestown, PA, 2014

Victory for Tyler, Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2013

Selby Gardens Payne Mansion Designer Showcase, Sarasota, FL, 2011

Prelude Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

MFA Exhibition, Samuel V. Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Gallery Eight, Philadelphia, PA, 2010

Annual Juried Exhibition, Manayunk Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2010

Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2009

PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS

Sanfrancisco Museum of Modern Art, Submission Fridays,06 Apri 2018http://sfmoma.tumblr.com/post/172662299763/submission-friday-paula-cahill-insomnia-oil

$1 Million Gift Of Fine Art Installed, Art Times, 19 Sept. 2017, http://arttimes.co.za/1-million-trustee-gift-fine-art-installed/

Create Magazine, Mar 2017, Issue 3, Curated by Bridgette Mayer Johnson, https://create-magazine.com/about/

Progression, 05 May 2017, http://brewermultimedia.com/progression/

The Written Image, The Art blog, Michael Lieberman, 15 Dec. 2016, https://www.theartblog.org/2016/12/secret-signs-and-hidden-meanings-the-written-image-a-private-exhibition/

Art Review: Goggle Works Annual Juried Show One of it’s Best, The Reading Eagle; Ron Schira, 29 May 2016, http://www.readingeagle.com/life/article/art-review-goggleworks-annual-juried-show-one-of-its-best#.WWDevFPys0r

Fresh Paint Magazine, Jul 2016, https://create-magazine.com/paula-cahill/

Past is Present, A panel discussion with Susanna Gold, PhD, Andrea Caldarise, Tess Howsam, and Angelo Jones, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, 22 Oct 2016.

Diversity Displayed in Tyler Exhibit, Temple News; Angela Gervasi, 21 Apr 2015, http://temple-news.com/arts/diversity-displayed-in-tyler-exhibit/

Intimate, Triage, Reflect, An artist discussion with Jennifer Zarro, PhD and Lauren Findlay, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, 03 Oct. 2015.

Six Artists ‘Speak’ in ‘Form Language’ Exhibit at Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, https://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/six-artists-speak-in-form-language-exhibit-at-long-beach-island-foundation-of-the-arts-and-sciences/1139445

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Graduate Assistant, Digital Imaging, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Graduate Assistant, Anatomy, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2010

Graduate Assistant, Painting I, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2010