Biographical Note

Paula Franzini was born in New York and lived in the USA and Europe before settling down in Quebec. She moved to Montreal in 1997, and some ten years later to Gatineau near Ottawa. She earned a doctorate in physics from Stanford University and worked in world-renowned laboratories as a particle physicist before becoming a full-time artist (printmaker and painter). She studied painting and drawing at Ar.Co, in Lisbon, Portugal, and the Saidye Bronfman School of Fine Arts, in Montreal. Since 2003 she has been focused on digital art, and more recently on art created by writing her own programs.

From 1998 to 2012, she was a member of Montreal’s collective printmaking studio Atelier Circulaire, where she served on the Board of Directors for two years. Since 2009, she is an active member of Ottawa’s artist-run centre Voix Visuelle, where she was vice president from 2010 to 2013. She has participated in over sixty group exhibitions, as well as several solo or duo exhibitions, both in Canada and abroad. Her works are part of many corporate and private collections. She has been awarded creation and exhibition assistance grants by the Ontario Arts Council. Franzini’s multidisciplinary path — she is deeply interested in manifold subjects including mathematics, computer technology, natural sciences, photography, literature, and languages — is an integral part of her artistic work.

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