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Pauline Galiana is a French-born artist who moved from Paris to New York when she found the light brilliant and decided to stay. She pursued her Master of Fine Arts, at ESAG in Paris, and recently received an Art Business Certificate From Chris- tie’s Education NY. She has worked in primary school arts education in New York City and collaborated with Alex Garcia-Duttmann, the philosopher on the faculty of London’s Goldsmiths College of Art.
Collected with the precision of a forensic scientist and with the patience of a librarian, paper strips emerge from my discarded and shredded personal docu- ments, notes and paper artwork. Refusing to obey the old authority, they reinvent their own pattern, narrative and order out of the refuse’s chaos. I redistribute frag- ments of discarded content on a rigorous grid to make the grid melt into a contin- uous and natural stream, such as the flow of the eye restlessly looking, scanning, reading through today’s visual profusion and yesterday’s news.
Galiana practices in a multi-disciplinary manner across diverse media and social inputs and focuses on actively engaging the viewer in a visual dialogue. The con- cept of poetic narration through visual media runs through her work, as does a re- flection on the sources of, and how one recycles, creative energy. She uses literal leftovers from different stages of her own work -- ideas, forms, emotions or mate- rial. Color drives her instinctive state of mind: hue, shade, tone, pigment, stain, wash, all bring vividness and an inspirational excitement.
In the US, Galiana has most recently exhibited with The New York Public Library/ Midtown, Aureus Contemporary Gallery Basel/Providence, the Muriel Guepin Gal- lery of Cobble Hill, and Parlor Gallery/Ashbury. Previously, her work was exhibited in shows ranging from West 57th Street’s Baron Boisanté to Ramis Barquet Gallery, Red Hook’s Kentler Drawing Center, Brooklyn, and is included in institutional col- lections such as that