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ARTIST BIO

Paula Saneaux paints small worlds that articulate the stream of personal stories by emphasizing aesthetics and constructing a narrative. Her images center on women and girls in ordinary interiors, portrayed in achromatic grayscale shades and glazes. With influences as diverse as Rembrandt, Matisse, and Balthus, she synthesizes new variations from both explicit and implicit discourse. Her images are on the one hand touchingly beautiful, on the other hand painfully attractive. She tries to leave the viewer orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts.

 

Her artwork has been exhibited in the Dominican Republic, Washington D.C., New York and Los Angeles, including various major Dominican venues, such as the Museum of Modern Art, Centro León Museum, the National Gallery of Art, Cándido Bidó Museum, among others. Her work is held in several public and private collections including important institutions of the Dominican Republic such as the Central Bank, Cándido Bidó Museum, and Funglode of former Dominican President Dr. Leonel Fernández. Her private collections are held in Brussels, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, New York, Rome, Santo Domingo, Turin and Washington D.C.

 

In recognition of excellence, Saneaux has received numerous awards including The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant of Canada, the Bluhdorn Scholarship for Parsons School of Design of New York, the Pedro Henriquez Ureña Award by the former Dominican President Hipolito Mejia, among others. On January 2016, she received the United States Green Card for “Artists of Extraordinary Ability” which is granted to a small percentage of people with extraordinary abilities, as its title says, in the field of science, arts, education, business or sports.

 

She graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design of New York (with Honors); an AA in Fine Arts and Illustration from Altos de Chavon School of Design (summa cum laude and valedictorian); and a BA in Advertising from APEC University (summa cum laude) in the Dominican Republic.

 

Born in the Dominican Republic, Paula Saneaux lives and works in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.

Art CV

Selected Exhibitions

 

 

2018   Corpus and Auto-Objectification, IDB Staff Association Art Gallery, Washington DC, United States

2015   Group show, The Jenny Polanco Project, Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic

2015   LA, Casa Quien Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2012   Arte Club, National Gallery of Fine Arts of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (catalogue)

2011   Grand Opening, Lucy Garcia Contemporary Art at Libélula, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2011   XXVI Biennial of the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2010  Women Artists at the Central Bank, Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (catalogue)

2009   Ellas (They), Solo Show, Aroma, Los Angeles, California

2008   XXII Biennial Eduardo León Jimenes, Centro León, Santiago, Dominican Republic (catalogue)

2008   Solo Exhibition, Ellas, Funglode Gallery (former Dominican President Dr. Leonel Fernández’s Institution), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (catalogue)

2007   II Biennial Paleta de Níquel, Cándido Bidó Museum, Bonao, Dominican Republic (catalogue)

2007   MINE, Gallery MC, New York, United States (catalogue)

2007   CAA & NYCAMS BFA Juror Exhibition, NYCAMS Gallery, New York, NY, United States

2006   XXI Biennial Eduardo León Jimenes, Centro León, Santiago, Dominican Republic (catalogue)

2006   Madness?, Parsons Gallery, New York, NY, United States (catalogue)

2005   Solo Exhibition, Las Pracas, Funglode Gallery (former Dominican President Dr. Leonel Fernández’s Institution), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (catalogue)

2005   Thesis Exhibition, Altos de Chavon Gallery, La Romana, Dominican Republic

 

Awards & Grants

 

2018   Scholarship for Vicent Desiderio's Master Class at The New York Academy of Art

2016   USA EB1-1 Green Card for “Artists of Extraordinary Ability,” USCIS, United States

2010   Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada

2008   Recognition II Biennial Cándido Bidó Museum, Bonao, Dominican Republic

2007   Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada

2006-07  CONES Grant (National Institution of Higher Studies) by the former Dominican President Dr. Leonel Fernández, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2005-07  Parsons The New School of Design Full Tuition Scholarship, New York, USA

2004   Parsons The New School of Design Summer Scholarship, New York, USA

2004   Bludhorn Award, La Romana, Dominican Republic

2002   Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Award (by former Dominican President Hipólito Mejía to outstanding university students of the country), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2001   Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Award (by the former Dominican President Hipólito Mejía to outstanding university students of the country), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1999-03  APEC University Scholarship, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

Selected Collections

 

Altos de Chavon School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Cândido Bido Museum, Bonao, Dominican Republic

Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Funglode of former Dominican President Dr. Leonel Fernández, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Other collections: Brussels, Madrid, Mexico, Miami, New York, Rome, Santo Domingo, Turin, and Washington D.C.

 

Selected Bibliography

 

2018  Didi Menendez, "The New Nude,", Poets Artists and Zhou B Haus der Kunst, August 

2018  Laura Collinson, “Art/Inspiration,” Creative Boom Magazine, January 5

2018  Adrian Alexander, “Artist Spotlight,” Professional Artist Magazine, January

2017  Llilian Llanes, José Noceda and Nelson Herrera Ysla, Visual Artists of the Caribbean

2016   “Dominican Artist recognized by the United States”, Metro Newspaper, Apr. 5th

2016   “Paula Saneaux,” Oh Magazine, March. 10

2015  Joaquín Badajoz, “LA,” The Roads, March 12

2014  Diana Suriel, “Exploring Art,” A la Moda Magazine, May 6. 5

2012  Rocío Figueroa, “ ‘I’m Bureísta’ Paula Saneaux,” Bureo Magazine, December. 66

2012  Arte Club, National Gallery of Fine Arts of the Dominican Republic

2012  Lucy García, “Art as an Investment,” SDQ Magazine, September. 10

2011  26 Biennial de Artes Visuales Catalogue, Museo de Arte Moderno

2010  Best of Artists & Artisans Book, Kennedy Publishing

2010  Women Artists at the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic Catalogue

2008  XXII Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes Catalogue, Centro León

2008  Rosaura Ramos, “Ellas, Paula Saneaux,” Artes Magazine, October. 13

2007  Jonathan Goodman, “Art and Pleasure,” Ellas Catalogue

2007  Marianne De Tolentino, “Painting prevails in Paleta de Niquel Biennial,” Hoy, November 3. 1

2007  II Biennial Paleta de Niquel Catalogue, Cándido Bidó Museum

2007  MINE Catalogue, Parsons The New School of Design

2006  Madness?, Parsons The New School of Design

2006  XXI Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes Catalogue, Centro León

2005  Las Pracas Catalogue, Funglode

2005  Beatriz González, “I look for beauty in the atypical,” Listin Diario Newspaper, September 29. 8

 

Selected Lectures & Teaching Experience

 

2018   Drawing with Live Model Workshop, IBD Staff Association Art Gallery, Washington DC

2013   Drawing & Composition Course, Casa de Chavon School of Design, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2012   Drawing & Composition Course, Casa de Chavon School of Design, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2011   Lecture/Presentation, Altos de Chavon School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic

 

Judging Experience

 

2013   Contest “Rescue your Afro Culture”, OEI (Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos), Santo Domingo / Spain

 

Education

 

2007   B.F.A. with Honors in Fine Arts, Parsons The New School Of Design, New York, NY, United States

2005   A.A. summa cum laude and valedictorian in Fine Arts & Illustration, Altos De Chavón School of Design, La  Romana, Dominican Republic

2004   Drawing and Painting, Parsons The New School Of Design, New York, United States

2003   B.A. summa cum laude  in Advertising, APEC University, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic