Paula Cahill, Current
Current, Acrylagouache on paper, 7 1/2 x 9 inches (12 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches framed).
Work is framed and matted in white with glass front.
Paula Cahill writes of her work, "Line is everything. Extending infinitely to the past and future, line forms the basis of our realities. I strive to push its historical conversation into the contemporary, and elevate the integral role line has played in art, design, and the sciences since its early appearance in rock and cave drawings.I create linear abstract compositions that are often comprised of a single, luminous line that meanders and seamlessly connects back to itself. Oceans and my memories of scuba diving on the world’s coral reefs are the inspiration for my gouache paintings. I use a resist technique to layer line formations reminiscent of the shapes and movements experienced at deep ocean depths. This concludes with an interactive painting that invites the viewer to track a meandering path."
Paula Cahill is a contemporary American artist. She is known for her dark blue paintings composed with a single, continuous line reminiscent of the bioluminescent light that emanates from sea-life at deep, dark depths. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Paula relocated to the Northeast where she received merit and academic scholarships while pursuing an education in the arts. She holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a BFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture. She also studied at the Art Students League of New York and Parsons School of Design as a transfer student. In 2019, Paula served as an undergraduate critic and speaker at Temple University. In addition, she was a visiting artist at the Westtown School in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Paula’s award winning work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group shows throughout the North East. Her paintings are included in prestigious private and public collections throughout the United States, most notably the Charles Library Collection at Temple University, the PNC Bank Collection, and Capital One Headquarters to list a few. She continues to work out of her studio at the historic Crane Buildings in the Kensington-Fishtown area of Philadelphia since 2013.