Bio

Artist Pauline Galiana was born in Algiers and grew up in France. She received her MFA at ESAG in Paris in 1984, and has a Christie’s Art Business Certificate. Her work has been exhibited at the New York Public Library; Memorial Sloan Kettering Gallery Brooklyn;Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn; the Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; Drawing Rooms Art Center, NJ; Durham Arts Council, NC; Islip Art Museum, NY; New York Institute of Technology;Chashama Gallery, NYC; Robert Henry Gallery, Bushwick; Baron Boisanté Gallery, NYC; and the Ramis Barquet Gallery, Mexico among others. In 2017 she was selected for a one-month artist residency at MassMoCa in North Adams, MA. Her work is included in the collections of UBS, New York University, the National Museum of Romanian Literature, where she won a 2018 Bibliophile Object-Book Biennale award,and private collections in New York, Washington, Houston, Paris, Riyadh, London and Sydney. She lives and works in New York City.

Statement

I work simultaneously on distinct bodies of work, from collages to paintings, ephemeral installations to small-scale sculptures. I focus on actively engaging the viewer in a visual conversation.  The concept of poetic narration runs through my work, as does a reflection on the sources of, and how one recycles, creative energy.  I use literal leftovers from different stages of my own work -- ideas, forms, emotions or material.  Color drives my instinctive state of mind: hue, shade, tone, pigment, stain, wash, all bring vividness and an inspirational excitement, though my fascination for the grid taps into the broader theme of the mind's attempt to negotiate with chaos.

Award

 • National Museum of Romanian Literature, the 2018 Bibliophile Object-Book Biennale Award

               Solo Exhibitions

• June-September 2018, “Fracture, fusion & form”, MSK Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

• Sept 2016-Sept 2017, ”Shredded Impressions”, Sloan Kettering Center, New York 

• May 2012, New York Public Library/Midtown-Window Installation Project
and Artist Dialogue Event

• September-November 09, TAI/Exhibits, New York

• March-June 08, Cendrillon Gallery, New York

• December 03-March 04, Cendrillon Gallery, New York

 

                Selected Group Exhibitions
& Art Shows

2018:

• Nov-December, Atmospheric Perspectives, NY Artists Circle/Chashama, New York

• Nov-January, “Stillness”, NY Artists circle Online Show

• June-July, ”Talkatives”, Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY 

• March, “Girldhood”, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon NY

• Jan-March "The Bibliophile Book and Object Book Biennale", National Museum of Romanian Literature, Bucharest, Romania

2017

• Dec  2017-Feb 2018, The Big Small Show 2017, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

• Nov 2017, Croix Rousse Art Week, Lyon, France

• Nov 2017-Jan 2018, "Art of Paper", works by Mary Ann Anderson, Pauline Galiana, Shiho Rice and Terry Schupbach-Gordon, Semans & Allenton Galleies, Durham Arts Council, NC

• July-August, "Priority Mail" Ground floor Gallery, Brooklyn

• July-August, Summer Show Van Der Plas Gallery

• July-August, Annual Art Festival, Randolph, NH

• June-Sept, "Duality: Glimpses of the Other Side", Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

• June, Backlot Art Festival Kaufman Art District, Queens, NY

• June, "Paper Works", Fort Works Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

• May, MASS MoCA Studios Residency, North Adams, MA

• May, Kentler Benefit Group Show, Brooklyn

• March-May, ”In bloom" Selection from the Kentler International Drawing Space flat files, Brooklyn

2016

• Nov-Dec, “Facie” curated by D. Lombardi, Galerie Protégé, New York

• June-July, “Bits and Pieces: Pauline Galiana, Liz Jaff and Jim Osman”, Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn

• May, 100 Works on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn

• April, “Let There Be Art!” Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

2015

• December 2015, Scope Miami

• December 2015, “Boundary-less” Pleiades Gallery, New York

• October 2015-September 2016, Sloan Kettering Center, Brooklyn New York

• September-December The Woolworth Tower, Tribeca, New York

• September "One more week of summer-Art On Paper”, at Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York

• June-July, "Stack/File" at the Kentler International Drawing Center, New York

• June, Bushwick Open Studios, New York

2014

• December, Made (Art Collecting Made Social), group show, Chelsea, New York

2013

• July-August, “Merry go Round”, Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York

• April, “Victorious”, Aureus Contemporary, New York

• March, Aureus Contemporary, Scope New York

• March, “Paper Chase” New York Institute of Technology

• February, “Childlike”, Asymmetrik Gallery, New York

• February, Aureus Contemporary, Wynwood Art, Miami

2012

• December, Art Miami-Context, Asymmetrik Gallery, New York

• New York Public Library Installation "Shredded: Off the Grid"

• October, “to be considered” Benefit Muriel Guépin Gallery, Brooklyn

• October, (E)merge Washington DC, Asymmetrik Gallery, New York

• July-August, summer group show at Muriel Guépin Gallery, Brooklyn

• June-July, "Jeux-Rêves", a two-women show at Muriel Guépin Gallery, Brooklyn

2011

• "A Feast For the Eye" Lazarus Gallery-United Hebrew, New Rochelle

• "Fine Art Houston", Aureus Contemporary Gallery

• Summer Show, Muriel Guépin Gallery, Brooklyn

• "AAF New York", Muriel Guépin Gallery

• "Art-Chicago", Muriel Guépin Gallery

• “Text”, Parlor Gallery Ashbury

• “Elusive”, Parlor Gallery Ashbury

2010

• "Scope Miami", Muriel Guépin Gallery

• "ArtHamptons" Bridgehampton/Muriel Guépin Gallery

• Kentler Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY

• "AAF New York", Muriel Guépin Gallery

• “Landfill Art Project”, Ken Marquis

• “Looking in", Muriel Guépin Gallery, Brooklyn

2009

• Winter Show, Shop Art Studio, Brooklyn

• “Beyond the Fray” Art Sites, Riverhead

2008

• "Talkative Cells", Ramis Barquet Galeria, Monterey-Mexico/New York

• Kentler Drawing Center, Brooklyn

• "Small Works Show", NYU, New York

2000-2006

• 2006 “Outer limits”, Aurora Gallery, New York

• 2005 Cendrillon Gallery, New York

• 2002-04 Museum Editions, New York

• 2002 Art League of Bradenton

• 2001 Stockholm Art Fair, Arena@Feed Gallery

• 2001 Arena@Feed Gallery, Brooklyn

• 2001 Meat Market Art Fair New York/Arena@Feed Gallery

• 2000 “Virtual Show” Arena@Feed Gallery, Brooklyn

• 2000 Baron-Boisanté Gallery, New York

 

            Bibliography

• “FACIE", D. Lombardi, 2016

• “WHEN VISITING A CATHEDRAL”, Michael Mapes, 2013

• “ONCE OUT OF CHAOS”, William Drenttel, Design Observer, 2009

• “TALKATIVE CELLS”, Karen Cordero Reiman, México, DF, 2008

• “SHE WHO PUTS IT ALL SO WELL”, Alexander García Düttmann. Middlesex University, London, 2003