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 more recently 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 1998, she is 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 is currently vice president, and where she is also involved with coordination work and technical support. She has participated in several exhibitions, both in Canada and abroad, and 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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