Biography

 

Born in Valparaiso, Chile, South America

Arrives in Melbourne Australia, September 1989

 

EDUCATION

2018 Art Classes (acrylic paint)  The Victorian Artists Society, East Melbourne. 

2017 Art Classes (acrylic paint)  The Victorian Artists Society, East Melbourne. 

2011  Masters of Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2010 VCA Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

2009 Digital Art workshop, Winter School, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

2009 Graduate Certificate in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne   

2007 Victorian College of the Arts, After Hours Program, Melbourne, Australia.

2007 Student Union University of Melbourne, Life Drawing, Melbourne, Australia.

2004 Post Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

1997 Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Studied Art - Level 1, School of Fine Arts, University of Valparaiso, Chile

Bachelor Degree of Graphic Design, University of Valparaiso, Chile

Studied Drawing and Painting, School of Fine Arts, Viña del Mar, Chile.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2011 Five Decades of Chilean Migration, Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre,

2007 Transitions and Changes, Angela Robarts- Bird Gallery, Gasworks Arts Park, (shared space with one artist)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019 Small 2019, fortyfive downstairs, Melbourne, https://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com

2019 The Black Dog exhibition, The Track Gallery, City of Monash, Melbourne.

2019 Formas de Vida @ 4Diverse Gallery, St Kilda.

2019 VAS/Victorian Artist Society, East Melbourne.

2019 Small Works 2019, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy.

2019 The Rubicon Experiment, Rubicon Ari, North Melbourne.

2018 Building Bridges Exhibition, No Vacancy, QV  Building, Melbourne Victoria.

2018 The Balck Dog: When the black dog bites, The Gallery Mount Waverly Community Centre.

2018 What's Your Feminism? Women's Art Register MEL & NYC event 'The Great Divide'

2018 VAS, East Melbourne, Prize winner Highly Commended.

2018 Camberwell Art Show, Swinburne Advanced Technologies Centre, Hawthorn, Australia

2017 Camberwell Art Show, Swinburne Advanced Technologies Centre, Hawthorn, Australia

2017 Cliftons Art Prize https://www.cliftonsartprize.com/2017/entries/

2016 covercomp@art-prizes.com / https://www.facebook.com/ArtPrizes 

2016 The Linden Post Card Show, St Kilda, Victoria

2016 http://www.cliftonsartprize.com/2016/melbourne/3115/Me-Bike

2016 Camberwell Art Show, Swinburne Advanced Technologies Centre, Hawthorn, Australia

2016 Mornington Art Show 2016, Mornington, Victoria, Australia. 

2015 Girlhood/Womanhood, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

2015 F Generation: feminism, art, progressions, George Paton Gallery,

University of Melbourne Student Union.

2015 Obscura, Mystery Postcard Exhibition, Melbourne, www.artsmgs.com

2015 Camberwell Art Show, Swinburne Advanced Technologies Centre, Hawthorn, Australia.

2015 Places, Fitzroy, Melbourne Victoria, Australia.

2015 Cliftons Art Prize, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

2015 Art in Tune Art Show @ School House Brighton, Victoria, Australia.

2014 Port Art Exhibition 2014, The Waterside Workers Hall, Port Adelaide, http://www.portartexhibition.com.au/gallery/

2014 Snap to Grid, Open Exhibition, Los Angeles California,wwww.lacda.com

2014 The Linden Post Card Show, St Kilda, Victoria "Until Death Do Us Part"

2014 Spring into Art, Richmond Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

2014 North River Gallery, Pembroke, Massachusetts,

http://www.artsboston.org/org/detail/220180955/North_River_Gallery

2013 Artavita-A free online gallery, https://artavita.com/

2013 "Memory" Richmond Art Gallery 2nd Biennial International Mail Art Exhibition/ Vancouver/ Canada, http://richmondartgallery.org/internationalmailart2013/

2013 Rob McNamara Exhibition / Righting/writing the direction, Collingwood, Melbourne.

2013 Hispanoamerican Diaspora, Footscray, Melbourne.

2012 Cliftons Art Prize, Melbourne.

2012 “Postcard Show”, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne.

2011 “The Masters Exhibition”, Sculpture Studio 1, VCA, University of Melbourne.

2011 “Animitas”, Gift of Light Show, Federation Square (main screen).

2010 “The Postgraduate Show”, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

2010 “Mutatus- the cultural heritage of Hispano America”, Footscray Community Arts Centre.

2009 Graduate's Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Student Gallery.   

2008 “Postcard Show”, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne.

2008 Hispano-American Arts Festival, Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Valley.

2007 “Postcard Show”, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne.

2006 “Postcard Show”, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne.

2006 After Hours Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Student Gallery

1983 Sala El Farol, University of Valparaiso, Chile, South America

1982 Sala El Farol, University of Valparaiso, Chile, South America

 

ARTWORK SUBMITTED

 

2017 Darebin Art Prize Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.

2017 Footscray Art Prize 2017, www.footscrayunitown.com.au.

2016 Women, Feminism and Art in Australia since 1970, a research project by Professor Anne Marsh & Australian Research Council.

2014 Sunshine Coast Art Prize,Caloundra Regional Gallery,Queensland, Australia.  

2014 SACI Award, Florence, Italy.

2014 Cliftons Art Prize, Melbourne.

2013 Artavita Contest, Santa Barbara,CA, www.artavita.com

2013 The Paddington Art Prize,Double Bay,NSW

2013 Cliftons Art Prize Melbourne.

2013 For we are Young and Free/ Toyota Community Spirit Gallery.

2012 For we are Young and Free/ Toyota Community Spirit Gallery.

2012 Art Moves International, Poland.

2012 About my Brain (A global virtual project).

2012 R & M McGivern Art Prize.

2012 Vimeo Festival and Awards/ Experimental video.

2011 VideoBrasil / Animation.

2011 Art Moves International, Billboard Art Competition/ Poland.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts), 69C Collective

 

ARTIST TALKS

 

2018 Office of the Public Advocate

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

Paulina’s artwork can be found in private collections in Chile, Ecuador, Germany and Australia.

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

 2012 - 2016 Volunteer at Heide Museum of Modern Art (Invigilator), Melbourne.

 

OTHER WORK

Paulina was the co- creator and co- facilitator  for five years of "The Art of Choice" an Art Therapy group supporting women recovering from gender based violence.

 

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