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Paola Andrea Ochoa
updated: 07/12/2013
website: www.paolaochoa.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Second Nature 17
Confidence Test Drawing 33
Confidence Test Drawing 23
Confidence Test Drawing 02
Confidence Test Drawing 09
Confidence Test Drawing 16
Confidence Test Drawing 01
Confidence Test Drawing 12
Second Nature 9
Second Nature 13
Second Nature 12
Second Nature 11
Second Nature 7
Second Nature 10
Second Nature 8
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, conceptual, identity, science, meditative, process
 
 
Second Nature 17 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Second Nature 17
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2012
36 " x  24 " 
Confidence Test Drawing 33 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Confidence Test Drawing 33
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2011
12 12 " x  9 9 " 
Confidence Test Drawing 23 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Confidence Test Drawing 23
Ink, graphite & gouache on mylar
2012
12 " x  9 " 
Confidence Test Drawing 02 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Confidence Test Drawing 02
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2011
12 12 " x  9 9 " 
Confidence Test Drawing 09 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Confidence Test Drawing 09
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2011
12 12 " x  9 9 " 
Confidence Test Drawing 16 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Confidence Test Drawing 16
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2011
12 12 " x  9 9 " 
Confidence Test Drawing 01 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Confidence Test Drawing 01
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2011
12 12 " x  9 9 " 
Confidence Test Drawing 12 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Confidence Test Drawing 12
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2011
12 12 " x  9 9 " 
Second Nature 9 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Second Nature 9
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2011
36 36 " x  24 " 
Second Nature 13 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Second Nature 13
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2011
36 " x  24 " 
Second Nature 12 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Second Nature 12
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2011
36 " x  24 " 
Second Nature 11 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Second Nature 11
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2011
36 36 " x  24 24 " 
Second Nature 7 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Second Nature 7
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2010
36 " x  24 " 
Second Nature 10 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Second Nature 10
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2011
36 " x  24 " 
Second Nature 8 by Paola Andrea Ochoa
Second Nature 8
Ink, gouache, and graphite on mylar
2010
36 " x  24 " 

Artist Statement

My lines and mark-making serve as a way for me to meditate on who I want to become and what I believe in. Drawing is a way for me to sharpen my endurance and to test my commitment to my own thoughts. I was not raised to be who I hope to become, and it is through drawing that I overcome the negative forces that draw me.

When I start a drawing, I channel the second-nature out of myself in a cathartic beginning where I apply ink or graphite onto mylar, making a mess— without fear. I then use intuitive marks to trap the mess and rearrange it, until the act of drawing culminates with a resolved image/record of my internal shuffle.

In the beginning my marks and spills are murky, but over time they become sharp and focused— mirroring the self-control I must remember to live by in order to free myself from the anchor of unchecked habit.

My drawings are my barometer, they keep me in check.


Artist Bio / CV

 

Paola Andrea Ochoa

Born in Medellin, Colombia 1979

Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education

2004 BFA – International Animation, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Lakewood, CO

Awards & Residencies

2004-05 NEW PICK #1, Residency, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Solo Shows

2006 Round Tripper, Stay Gallery, Denver, CO

2005 The Mirror of Reason, a video installation as part of the NEW PICK #1 residency, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

2004 True Love, a video installation as part of the NEW PICK #1 residency, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 

THE SEXUALITY SPECTRUM, Hebrew Union College Museum, New York, NY

Righteous Perpetrators, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Accumulations, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY

2011 

WALLmART, White Box, New York, NY

The 99% Art, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

(re:) FORM ART, 195 Maujer, Brooklyn, NY

Don’t Throw Away that Art!, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2008 

The Simple Truth, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO

2007 

The Dominant Planets Of, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA

2006 

Extended Remix, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Decades of Influence: 1985 – present, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

RxArt Ball, Curated by Cydney Payton, Splashlight Studios, New York, NY

Artist Registries

The Drawing Center - Viewing Program - New York, NY

Special Projects and Commissions

2012  AOL canvas commission for AOL.com and AOLartists.com

2011  Two editions of ketubah art for Ketuv.com

2010  Open Day Book, Mark Batty Publisher by David P. Earle

2005  Site specific video installation, Historic Orchid room at The Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

Curatorial Projects

2004 How Far Apart We Are, a week of lecture and performance with artist group SALT, RMCAD, Denver, CO