Paola Gracey

Paola's early exposure to the Miami art scene and her background in science academia has culminated in a very unique and distinctive style. She adopts and incorporates science concepts, chemical equations, and symbolic representations into her paintings.   After all isnt everything chemistry?  Paola says.  Her passion is working with the physical aspects of acrylics, oils, resins, gels, and additives, exploring their every combination as well as their limitations on canvas.

In the laboratory she is a precise chemist.  In the studio she can experiment by trial and error and the possibilities are endless.  Incorporating different techniques such as pouring, dripping, tipping and mixing helps her manipulate the paint; both physically and chemically.  She treats each painting as an experiment.  During the creative process she takes time to record the variables that were manipulated in route to the finished product.  She uses these details to replicate the physical and chemical conditions that are necessary to accomplish her artistic goals.  This is where the symbiosis of her two passions climax.  Paola truly believes that good science is an art form just as much as good art demands sound scientific principles. Through her art Paola aims to stimulate the eyes and imagination while developing and appreciation for the science behind it.

Paola's artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and featured abroad.  Her most recent commissions include the first ever flying art gallery by Delta and Coke The Tray Art Project and 3 murals for the remodeling of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Corporate Offices in NYC. 

 

More of her work can be seen at The Center for Visual Communication 541 NW 27th St. Miami, FL 33127 305.571.1416 (Wynwood Arts District next to the Margulies Collection) 

Education

2007    B.A. Chemistry. Florida International University Miami, FL

2007    Certificate Forensic Science. Florida International University Miami, FL

Awards

2017   Juror's Award Starving Artist Exhibition

2015   Juror's Award Starving Artist Exhibition 

2005  Juror’s Award Tom Rossetti Fine Art

2001   Florida International University Juror’s Award

Solo Exhibitions

2016   Kinetic e- Series General Provision Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2010   SoMi Art Walk ReMax Realty   Miami, FL

2007   Chemical Creations Curated by Barry Fellman. Center for Visual Communication Miami, FL

2005   David’s Café  Miami Beach, FL

Two-Person Exhibitions

2016  Paola Gracey Spectra Series and Bunny Yeager's Vintage Photos of Bettie Page Curated by Barry Fellman Center for Visual Communication Miami, FL

2015  Paola Gracey Kinetic e- Series and Bunny Yeager's Vintage Photos of Bettie Page Curated by Barry Fellman Center for Visual Communication Miami, FL

2009 Thinker, Tinker, Inventor of the Modern World (with David Rohn) Curated by Barry Fellman   Center for Visual Communication Miami, FL

2008 Chemical Creations (with Mike Cloud) Curated by Barry Fellman Center for Visual Communication Miami, FL

Group Exhibitions

2017  Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Miami Finalist N.namdi Contemporary Gallery  Miami, FL

2017  40 under 40 Fort Works Art  Fort Worth, TX

2017  Starving Artist Exhibition Broward County Library Gallery 6   Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2017  BG Gallery Gestalt 4 Santa Monica, CA

2017  Biscayne Green Downtown Miami, FL

2017  Art Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2016  Starving Artist Exhibition Broward County Library Gallery 6   Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2016  Young Artist Initiative SLS Hotel Miami Beach, FL

2016  Continuum West Palm Beach Arts  West Palm Beach, FL

2015  See. Feel. Be.  BluePrint Gallery  Delray Beach, FL

2015  Center for Visual Communication Miami, FL

2015   Spectrum Miami Art Fair Art Basel WeekMiami, FL

2015   Mural for Saatchi & Saatchi   New York, NY

2015   Last Exit:Painting Thomas Lawson Audrey Love Gallery - Bakehouse.  Miami, FL

2015   CABA Coral Gables Museum.  Coral Gables, FL

2015   Lucid Gallery  Miami, FL

2015   Starving Artist Exhibition Broward County Library Gallery 6   Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2015   Dekkagon Gallery   Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2015   Bear and Bird Gallery  Lauderhill, FL

2014   Hangar Gallery   Miami, FL

2014   Riviera Hotel Art Basel Week  Miami Beach, FL

2014   Wilton Manors Art Walk  Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2014   Project Ethos Miami Beach, FL

2014   LMNT Gallery Elixier   Miami, FL

2014   Helium Creative  Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2011   Parker Playhouse   Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2011   ArtServe Gallery   Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2010   Parker Playhouse   Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2010   ArtServe Gallery   Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2007   MiArte Gallery 85 @ 85  Coral Gables, FL

2007   Mad Hatters Arts Festival.  Coral Gables, FL

2007   36th Annual South Miami Art Festival   Miami, FL

2007   In the Park With Art   Miami, FL

2007   Skull Sessions Bear and Bird Gallery   Lauderhill, FL

2007   Hollywood Festival of the Arts   Hollywood, FL

2007   M.I.K.E Children Festival   Miami Beach, FL

2007   La League Contra Cancer   Miami Beach, FL

2007   Surfside Arts Festival     Bar Harbor, FL

2007   Actors Playhouse   Miami, FL

2007   Carnaval on the Mile   Coral Gables, FL

2006   miArte Gallery   Coral Gables, FL

2006   ALPHA Miami Gala     Miami Beach, FL

2006   Carnaval on the Mile   Coral Gables, FL

2005   ALPHA Miami Gala     Miami Beach, FL

2005   Mad Hatter Arts Festival     Coral Gables, FL

2005   Merrick Arts festival    Coral Gables, FL

2005   Sunday on the Mile     Coral Gables, FL

2005   Genesis Artist for AIDS  Downtown Miami, FL

2005   Cultural Fridays     Miami, FL

2001    Florida International University   Miami, FL

Features

2017 LA Times http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-delta-airline-tray-tables-as-art-20170208-story.html

2017  Creative Review https://www.creativereview.co.uk/work/delta-coca-cola-team-create-art-gallery-sky/

2017 Delta + Coke Tray Art Project https://www.fastcodesign.com/3068160/the-next-frontier-for-public-art-airline-tray-tables

2017  SCR*P Issue 2 London, UK  https://issuu.com/ssscrapzine/docs/scrap_art_zine_issue_2

2016  Inside Artist Magazine London, UK http://insideartists.co.uk/

2016 CreativPaper Creative Spotlight Paola Gracey www.creativpaper.com

2016 Inside Artist Magazine London, UK http://insideartists.co.uk/

2016 Art Platform NYC  www.artplatformnyc.com

2016 Cross Connect Magazine Chemically Attractive Work of Paola Gracey.  www.crossconnectmag.com

2016 Art the Science Creators - Paola Gracey.   www.artthescience.com

2015 Sun-Sentinel See. Feel. Be. Exhibit to Draw in Big Crowds to Blueprint Gallery.  www.sun-sentinel.com

2015 Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide.  Portrait of the Artist Paola Studios www.hudsonhouston.com

2015 Tube Magazine Sacramento, CA Shrill Colors and Mixed Layers: A Word With Paola Gracey.   TubeMag.com

2015 Artist Directory www.contemporaryartcurator.com

2014 Java Monster’s Coffee Bar Fuels South Beach With Project Ethos Debut in Miami Featuring an Evening of Fashion, Music, and a Live Art Gallery.                        http://www.prweb.com/

2007 The Beacon Florida International University. Miami, FL Student Blends Arts, Chemicals. www.beaconnewspaper.com

2006 Cooking with Daisy PBS.

2005 MunDos TeleMundo David’s Café Solo Exhibition.

Commissions

2016 Wieden + Kennedy The Tray Art Project Coke + Delta

2015 Saatchi & Saatchi NYC