Paula Cahill


Contact Information

paulacahill2010@gmail.com

http://www.paulacahill.com/

Studio 1417 N. Second Street Studio 3L Philadelphia, PA 19122

www.facebook.com/paula.cahill.12

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Painting

Archived Work

Artist's Biography

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Paula Cahill pursued an education in the visual arts when she moved to the Philadelphia area. Cahill 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 2016 Celebration of Life Exhibit and Honorable Mentions in the GoggleWorks Annual Exhibition and the Abington Art Center’s Annual Show. She was also a “Fourth Wall’ top ten finalist at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2011.

A member of the Crane community, Inliquid, and CFEVA, Cahill continues to explore art making in her studio at the Crane Old School in the Kensington / Fishtown area of Philadelphia.

Artist's Statement

Paula Cahill
Statement - Calligraphy Series
Line and calligraphy have been used as a record of that which is seen or heard since the beginning of time. Opportunities to observe and record movement, edges, or sound with line surround me. By visually following the movements and edges of aquatic as well as botanical forms or converting digital sound into written notations, I create a history and visual record that serves as the catalyst for my paintings. Compositions are often created with a single, continuous line that meanders, layers, changes color, moves backward, forward, or connects back to the beginning. Advancing through the painting process is a contemplative, immersive process for me and I wish the viewer their own momentary immersion as they progress through the composition. I see the paintings as a metaphor for progression, a process integral to individual lives and civilization as a whole. Every day, I ask myself what it means to use line and calligraphy as a form of expression in the twenty-first century.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Progression, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015
The Drawing Room, Rittenhouse 1715, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Seed & Space

Paula Cahill, InLiquid at Courtyard by Marriott at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Mat Tomezsko

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

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

Group
2016
Annual Exhibition, Goggle Works, Reading, PA
Curator: Lydia Panas

Annual Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA
Curator: Leah Modigliani, Ph.D

Celebration of Life, Penn Towers, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: CFEVA

2015
Old Enough to Know Better, Women’s Caucus for Art, Crane Arts Gallery 105, Philadelphia, PA
Curators: Eileen Neff and Diane Burko

Victory for Tyler, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Anthony Elms

A Celebration of Life, Perelman Center, Philadelphia, PA

Doylestown Art Days, Doylestown, PA

2014
71St Annual Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Curator: Richard Rosenfeld

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

Doylestown Art Days, Doylestown, PA

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

2013
Victory for Tyler, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012
In the Pink, BCRC, Princeton, NJ

2011
Selby Gardens Payne Mansion Designer Showcase, Sarasota, FL

Prelude Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

In the Pink, BCRC, Princeton, NJ

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

2010
Gallery Eight, Philadelphia, PA

Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA

Manayunk Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA

Other
2016
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Crane Old School, Philadelphia, PA

InLiquid Benefit, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Crane Old School, Philadelphia, PA

Benefifteen, InLiquid at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Crane Old School, Philadelphia, PA

InLiquid Benefit v. 14, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2013
InLiquid Benefit v. 13, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

2014
Founding Board Member, Doylestown Art Days, Doylestown, PA

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

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

Awards and Honors

2016
Best of Show, Celebration of Life Exhibit, The Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

Honorable Mention, Annual Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

Honorable Mention, Annual Exhibition, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA

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

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

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

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

Education

2011
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Magna Cum Laude

2009
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Summa Cum Laude

2003
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Studio Art

2000
The Art Students League of New York, NY
Studio Art