Paula Overbay was born in Longview WA and resides in Brooklyn NY. She attended the Pacific Northwest College of Arts in Portland OR and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Painting in 1978. In 1980 she received a grant to attend Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA graduating with a Masters of Fine Art in Printmaking. She then taught Conceptual Design and Drawing at Carnegie Mellon University and Printmaking at the Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Crafts. She began showing in university and New York Galleries and received grants from the Pennsylvania State Council of the Arts. Her work is in public collections in New York, San Francisco, Portland, Ossaka, Honolulu and Denver and she has had many residencies.
Art and nature have always gone hand in hand. It is hard to think of one without the other. In recognition of this, our first exhibition commences on the conclusion of the one-hundredth anniversary of the Scottish mathematical biologist and classicist, Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s On Growth and Form. “… if we consider the wonders of a limestone cavern which a filtering stream has filled with stalactites, we soon perceive that … we have begun with an initial system of very slight complexity, whose structure in no way foreshadowed the result, and whose comparatively simple intrinsic forces only play their part by complex interaction with the equally simple forces of the surrounding medium.”
With an vibrant spirit she continues to work primarily in fiber in order to accommodate a string of solo museum exhibits with being planned in the near future. Her work has appeared in over 45 solo exhibitions at museums around the country.
The NY Artist’s Circle has had a strong response to our first exhibit On Growth and Form: Jaynie Crimmins, Paula Overbay, Liz Quizgard, & Andra Samelson which features four of our artists. In an attempt to further engage viewers with more in depth exploration of contempoary […]
The studio, your work and you,Paula, are all wonderful.
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