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Paula Cahill

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Installation from Dark Side series, 2017 Oil And Graphite On Linen Or Canvas 20 Foot Wall
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Lost Glitter, 2016 Oil And Graphite On Canvas 48 X 60 Inches © paulacahill2016
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Tortoise Box, 2013 Oil And Graphite On Linen 14 X 12 Inches © paulacahill2013
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Lives in
Doylestown, PA
Works in
Philadelphia, PA
Schools
Temple U Tyler school of art, 2009, BFA
Pennsylvania Acaddemy of the Fine Arts, 2011, MFA
Parsons School of Design, 2004, Studio Art, Guest Student
Bio

Paula Cahill cannot stop painting. She paints because she has to and has no plans to stop. Initially a figurative painter, Cahill has recently immersed herself in the development of a personal visual language that spans a few series rooted in historical and conceptual constructs. Meandering lines, color fields, drips, buildings, sharks, and splatters all coalesce to put forth paintings that serve as cryptic notations on her experiences and conversations, real and imagined. 

Her painting, “Encounter,” received a “Best of Show” award at CFEVA’s Celebration of Life exhibit for the Perelman Center in 2016. Honorable Mentions were awarded to “One Eyed Fiona” at Goggle Works and “The Right Missing” at the Abington Art Center earlier this year. Cahill’s paintings have been exhibited regionally and she was recently featured by Fresh Paint Magazine.

A graduate of Tyler School of Art Temple University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Cahill continues to explore art making in her studio at the Crane Old School in Philadelphia. She calls her studio a fortress, her kingdom, and has been known to paint for hours on end well into the next morning.