Paula Morales

b. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Paula Morales investigates the in between. Her tools range from GIFs, video synthesis, installation, illustration, to ceramics. Morales' work is loaded with clichés, explorations of gender, language, place and time.  Her practice highlights repetition and aesthetics of error. Her work is manifested through digital images, illustrations, fascinating projections and humorous installation where she incorporates industrial, reused and kitsch materials. Her practice navigates different mediums and takes different forms. 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).


May 11 A Rose is a Screen is a Rose, Pelham Art Center, New York 

Solo Exhibitions

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


Noise Digital Festival, Orjin Maslak, Istanbul Turkey


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

San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Las Sucias, Brava Theatre, 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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