Paula Morales

b. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Paula Morales investigates the space between analogue and digital realms. Through her harlequin GIFs, video, and installation work, she questions the image origin, tightly executing hyperbolic recontextualizations and color studies. Morales’ work manifests as digital image, mesmerizing projections and humorous installation work where she incorporates industrial and kitsch materials. 

Morales’ has exhibited widely in Central America, and nationally at R/SF projects (San Francisco, CA); Roll Up Gallery at Public Works SF (San Francisco CA); and Pro Arts Gallery (San Francisco, CA). Her work has been featured in Issue #57 of Hayden’s Ferry Review (2015), on Soundcloud Inc (2015) and the FOTOSÍNTESIS la fototeca exhibition in conjunction with National Geographic Magazine (2013). Morales has done art direction and design work for music videos and publications such as Catafixia Editorial. She lives and works in San Francisco.

Solo Exhibitions
Currents, R/SF projects, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)
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, Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2014, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA