Paula Morales

b. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Paula Morales investigates the space between analogue and digital realms. Through her harlequin GIFs, video, and installation work, she constantly questions the image origin, tightly executing hyperbolic recontextualizations and color studies. Morales’ work is charged with nostalgic elements, modern clichés, and panoply. Her work manifests as digital image, mesmerizing projections and humorous installation work where she incorporates industrial and kitsch materials. Her work has been shown at Roll Up Gallery at Public Works SF (San Francisco CA), Pro Arts Gallery (San Francisco, CA); and featured  in Issue #57 of Hayden’s Ferry Review (2015), on Soundcloud Inc in (2015) and the FOTOSÍNTESIS la fototeca with National Geographic Magazine in 2013. She has done art direction and design work for music videos and publications such as Catafixia Editorial. Morales was recently the Artist in Residence at Recology SF, (San Francisco, CA).

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Currents, R/SF projects, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)

2015
Paula Morales - Solo Exhibition, Roll Up Gallery; Public Works SF, San Francisco, CA
Paula Morales, Artillery A.G., San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017
The Heist, The San Francisco Mint, San Francisco, CA
Mirage, stART up Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
Bestiario/Menagerie, Adobe Bookstore, San Francisco, CA

2016
MASQUE, R/SF projects, San Francisco, CA
Group Show, Recology Artist in Residence Program, San Francisco, CA
4 Rooms, R/SF projects, San Francisco, CA
Postmodern Anxiety, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
KOYAANISQANKY, Residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
Watching Themselves Live, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
HELLO, The Thankyou House, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Relational Archives, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Post/Haste, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015
Continuing MFA Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014
Winter Show, 625 Sutter Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spring Show, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

2013
Collective Show, Wonderland Gallery SF, San Francisco, CA
CCE cinco días puertas abiertas arte contemporáneo producido en, Guatemala City, Guatemala
YPA Mentors Program, Calumet Gallery, New York, NY

2011
La Lupe parte ii, La casa Roja, Guatemala City, Guatemala

2010
La Lupe parte i, La casa Azul; Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Foto 30 series Memorias de familia, FLACSO

2009
Foto 30 series Ferrocarril de los Altos, Festival Ixchel, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Collective, arte 6,  Guatemala city, Guatemala

Awards & Residencies
2016
AIR, Residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Program, Recology, San Francisco, CA

Education
2016, Masters of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2014, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

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