Paula Gillen b. 1956 New Haven, CT
Paula Gillen’s artwork explores themes of psychology, social commentary and humorous disruptions of original and found imagery. Influenced by Surrealism, Feminism, and The Pictures Generation her work is satirical, irreverent, and playful. Her influences are linked to a few different post-modern trajectories of art history, such as concept art, social political art, and feminist art.
Paula creates her imagery using a camera and friends as models. Her digital photomontages are a mixture of her images, mixed with bookplates, vintage magazines and public domain imagery. Her work is grouped into conceptual series that are created over a one to three year period. She makes her own gicleé prints and also works in paper collage. In the past she has explored film photography, clay sculpture, painting, and installation.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA, Photography 1985
Maryland Institute, College of Art, BFA, Fine Art & Photography 1978
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