Paula McLean holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Waterloo and a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal with a focus on constructed spaces both real and imagined in painting, drawing, and multimedia. She will complete a residency at the NES Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland in 2019.
b. 1995 (Sarnia, Ontario)
2019 MFA University of Waterloo 2017 BFA (Studio Art) Concordia University, Montreal
2019 "Experience It Firsthand", w/Erica Mendritzki (curated by Tess Martens), The Front Room Gallery, Waterloo "To Catch A Glimpse of Things", MFA Thesis Exhibit, University of Waterloo Art Gallery Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto "I Blink My Eyes To Keep The Time", Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto "The Same Things At The Same Time", Gallery in the Grove 2018 "Fresh Paint / New Constructions", Art Mur, Montreal "Brush With Art", University of Waterloo 2017 "Common Ground", Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario MFA Exhibit, Artery Gallery, University of Waterloo "Studio 7", JMSB Building, Concordia University, Montreal Woodstock Art Gallery (juried), Woodstock, Ontario (juror: Gary Evans) "Transitions", Jess Butler Curatorial Projects 2016 "Fragments", Mainline Gallery, Montreal "Bazaarts", Mainline Gallery, Montreal Concordia University, Visual Art Building, Montreal St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre juried exhibit, St. Thomas, Ontario "Biennial Juried Exhibition", Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario "Come Together", curated by Barbara Astman, Propeller Gallery, Toronto "Multitudes", Galerie Onze, Montreal "Invitational 2016", Gallery in the Grove, Bright's Grove, Ontario Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, Sarnia, Ontario 2015 Woodstock Art Gallery (juried), Woodstock, Ontario (jurors: Ted Fullerton, Natalka Husar) Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, members exhibit, Sarnia Lawrence House Centre for the Arts (juried), Sarnia 2013 Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, Lambton County Student Exhibit 2012 Lambton County Student Exhibit, Sarnia 2011 Gallery Lambton, Lambton County Student Exhibit
Awards, Honours, Experience
2018 Shantz International Scholarship, Ireland studio assistant, Ciaran Murphy, Ireland 2017 Interfold Magazine (images), Montreal 2016 image publication, The Void Magazine, Montreal Best in Show, "Invitational 2016", Gallery in the Grove Award of Merit, "Invitational 2016", Gallery in the Grove 2015 Second Prize, juried exhibit, Lawrence House Centre for the Arts artist assistant, Loop Gallery, Toronto 2014 Director, Art & Crafts, Camp Kintail, Goderich, Ontario 2013 Gallery in the Grove Scholarship, Bright's Grove, Ontario Senior Visual Art Award, Northern Collegiate, Sarnia Teachers' Choice Award, Lambton County Student Art Exhibit 2012 Teachers' Choice Award, Lambton County Student Art Exhibit 2011 model in Adad Hannah project, "The Diversions"