Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 11 a.m., Playhouse Theatre, McAninch Arts Center, Room 205
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Paola Cabal has lived in Chicago since 2001. A site specific installation artist, Cabal is best known for her rigorous observational studies of daylight over time– movements the artist photographs on site, then paints directly into spaces trompe l’oeil-style, using spray paint. As an artist and educator, Cabal is interested in the intersection between physics and perception and co-teaches a course called “Articulating Time and Space” alongside astrophysicist Kathryn Schaffer at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cabal has received a fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council, an Individual Artist award from the Richard H Driehaus Foundation, a joint commission for the Chicago Transit Authority and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and a residency at the Chicago Cultural Center. She has been featured in articles for Chicago Woman Magazine, F News Magazine, and the Chicago Sun Times; recent reviews of her work can be found in the Chicago Tribune, Art News Online, and NewCity Art.