PAULA SANTIAGO

"Septum"



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Paula Santiago, "Septum"
January 18 - February 23, 2002
Reception: Friday, January 18 from 7 to 9 PM

ITURRALDE GALLERY
116 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-4267 phone; (323) 937-4269 fax
E-mail: itugal@veriomail.com
Web site: http://artscenecal.com/Iturralde.html
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10AM to 5PM, Saturdays 11AM to 5PM and by appointment

Los Angeles, CA., ITURRALDE GALLERY announces the exhibition "Septum" by PAULA SANTIAGO. The exhibition will run from January 18 through February 23, 2002 and will open with a reception for the artist on Friday, January 18 from 7 to 9 PM.

Paula Santiago was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1969, where she lives and works. She studied Industrial Engineering at the Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Literature and Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris and Art at the Universidad de Guadalajara. She then continued her studies and research in London where she worked at the studio of renowned Nicaraguan artist Armando Morales.

Santiago has participated in numerous group shows throughout Mexico and the United States including: “Así esta la cosa: Instalación y arte objeto en Latinoamerica” at the Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City and “Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism and Self-representation” a travelling exhibition presented at MIT List Visual Arts Center, the Miami Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibiting with artist such as Ana Mendieta, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Yayoi Kusama and Frida Kahlo among others and “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Twentieth Century Mexican Art”, collections from Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA and Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX.

Individually, she has exhibited throughout Mexico. In the United States, her solos shows include one at ArtPace Foundation for Contemporary Art in San Antonio, TX where she created the works during her 1996 residency period, at Milwaukee’s Institute of Visual Arts of the University of Wisconsin and at the North Dakota Museum of Art. "Septum” is Santiago's second solo show at Iturralde.

Santiago's work is found in several collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the North Dakota Museum of Art.

For more information call (323) 937-4267



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