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Cristina Paulos

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Paradox the Here After, 2011 Dye, Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite On Bond Paper 24" X 36" © Cristina Natsuko Paulos all rights reserved
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Watch Dog, 2014 Acrylic Paint, Watercolor, Graphite, Gesso, Dye, And Pastel On Watercolor Paper 16" X 20" © Cristina Natsuko Paulos all rights reserved
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Right Eye Femme, 2013 Watercolor, Acrylic Paint, Graphite, Charcoal On Paper 24" X 36" © Cristina Natsuko Paulos all rights reserved
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Rockstar, 2014 Dye, Conte, Pastel, Charcoal On Paper 24" X 36"
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Blue Ribbon, 2009 Acrylic Paint, Watercolor, Pencil And Ink On Wood 12" X 12" © Cristina Natsuko Paulos
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Untitled, Twins holding Scissors Fabric Dye, Coffee, Acrylic Paint, Graphite, On Watercolor Paper 24" X 36" © cristina paulos (c) 2014
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I wanna be your DOG, 2013 Graphite, Watercolor, Acrylic Paint, Dye On Watercolor Paper 20" X 16" © Cristina Natsuko Paulos all rights reserved
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA
Lives in
Las Vegas
Works in
Las Vegas
Schools
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), 2007, BFA
Tags
contemporary, LOWBROW, contemporary-pop, illustrative, Illustration, figurative, pop
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Statement

CRISTINA NATSUKO PAULOS IS AN AWARD-WINNING ARTIST AND ANIMATOR CURRENTLY LIVING AND WORKING IN LAS VEGAS. SHE HAS NUMEROUS GROUP AND SOLO SHOWS TO HER CREDIT AND, ON THE DIGITAL SIDE, HAS CREATED CONTENT FOR AN ORIGINAL ANIMATION SHORT FOR SESAME STREET. HER WORK HAS BEEN SHOWN IN PRESTIGIOUS GALLERIES INCLUDING LA LUZ DE JESUS, GIANT ROBOT, AND EVEN WITHIN THE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTION. IN ADDITION TO BEING FEATURED IN TWO BOOKS, GARDEN OF EYE CANDY AND LA LUZ DE JESUS 25: THE LITTLE GALLERY THAT COULD, PAULOS' WORK HAS APPEARED IN PUBLICATIONS INCLUDING IDN AND POP SURREALISM. HER FILMS HAVE SCREENED AT FESTIVALS IN NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, AND LOS ANGELES, AND SHE HAS COLLABORATED WITH NUMEROUS PUPPETEERS TO CREATE TOY THEATRE PUPPETRY PERFORMANCES.

A BFA GRADUATE OF THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, PAULOS GREW UP IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, THOUGH SHE HAS MADE LAS VEGAS HER HOME SINCE 2002. SHE HAS BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF SEVERAL GRANTS FROM THE NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL, TWICE WINNING THE NAC'S JACKPOT GRANT AND A 2008 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP. ALSO, THE 2005 SESAME STREET WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP. 

TRADITIONALLY, PAULOS INCORPORATES A VARIETY OF MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING INK, PAINT, DYE, HANDMADE PAPER, CANVAS, AND WOOD. HER WORK BLENDS FINE ART AND ILLUSTRATION, OFTEN FEATURING MIRRORED CHARACTERS, AS WELL AS PORTRAITURE AND IMAGERY AND SUBJECT MATTER DRAWN FROM LIFE.

“MY ARTWORK DERIVES FROM LIFE, JUXTAPOSED WITH THE CARTOON WORLD,” SAYS PAULOS. “MY ART IS CREATED FROM THE PHILOSOPHIES OF DRAWING. USING THESE PHILOSOPHIES, MY GOAL IS TO REVEAL THE MARKS AND CAPTURE THE ARTICLES WE OFTEN REMOVE FROM OURSELVES AND IN OUR PERSONAL IDENTITIES WHETHER IN CARTOON FORM OR FROM LIFE, OF THE PERCEPTION. THESE WOULD INCLUDING OUR FLAWS, OUR UNCOMFORTABLENESS AND OUR EXPLORATIONS OF OUR OWN VULNERABILITIES WHEN TRULY, COMPLETELY NAKED, APART FROM OUR BODIES AND FORM. 

“USING THE MATERIALS OF DRAWING LOOSE GRAPHITE, CHARCOAL, SUMI INKS, DYES, FOUND MATERIAL AND HANDMADE PAPERS, I HOPE TO CREATE WORK WHICH SHOW THE ORGANIC FOUNDATIONS OF HUMANNESS.”