Paula Morales

b. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Paula Morales investigates the space between analogue and digital worlds. Through a range of GIFs, video, installation and illustration, she constantly questions the origin of the image, executing closely hyperbolic re-contextualizations and color studies. Morales' work is loaded with nostalgic elements, modern clichés, explorations of gender and empowerment as well as repetitions that explore the aesthetics of error. Her work is manifested through digital images, illustrations and painting, fascinating projections and humorous installation where she incorporates industrial, reused and kitsch materials. Her work has been exhibited at Roll Up Gallery in Public Works SF (San Francisco CA), Pro Arts Gallery (San Francisco, CA); and appears in number 57 of Hayden's Ferry Review (2015), Soundcloud Inc in (2015) and PHOTOSYNTHESIS of La Fototeca with National Geographic Magazine in 2013. She has done art direction work and design of music videos as well as various publications. Morales was recently an artist in residence at Recology SF, (San Francisco, CA).

Solo Exhibitions


Noise Digital Festival, Orjin Maslak, Istanbul Turkey

Currents, R/SF projects, San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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