Paula Gillen’s artwork is an exploration of montage, collage and photography focusing on psychology, social commentary and humorous disruptions of original and found imagery. Influenced by Surrealism, Expressionism, Feminism, and The Pictures Generation her work is satirical, irreverent, and playful.  

Paula’s background is in fine art and journalism. She worked as a photo editor/researcher in NYC for twenty years for major cultural publications before moving to Boulder in 2008.  

Paula's commercial photography includes: portraits, jewelry, 2D and 3D copy work for artists and documentation of events.  

Paula is a member of the NoBo Art District and has a studio in north Boulder. info@paulagillen.net 

For information about her photo editng and photo research and book design services please vist: http://www.gillenedits.com  

To see Paula Gillen's photo archive on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/21022174@N05/ 


Paula Gillen b.1956 New Haven, Ct. 


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA, Photography 1984 

Maryland Institute, College of Art, BFA, Fine Art & Photography 1978 


2016 Paul Morrison's Colours Salon, Boulder, CO 

2011 Collage Portraits, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO 

2008 Collage Portraits, Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA 

2007 Babies From Heaven, People in Hell, Abaton Garage, Jersey City, NJ. 

2005 Something Old, Something New, Abaton Garage, Jersey City, NJ.  

1987 University of Science Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.  


2016 Bricolage Gallery / Art Parts, Boulder, CO 

2016 Cow Muse, Art Fundraiser, Boulder, CO 

2015 Roger Anderson Gallery, Denver, CO 

2015 Playing With Beauty, Redline, Denver, CO 

2015 Performing Mythologies, CPAC, Denver, CO 

2013 Zine Show, CCNY, New York, NY 

2012 Christine Marguerite Designs, Boulder, CO.  

2012 Zine Show, CCNY, New York, NY 

2011 Redline: Month of Photography exhibition. Denver, CO. 

2011 UC Boulder, Visual Arts Complex, MOP, Boulder, CO. 

2010 Faculty Exhibition, Emmanuel Gallery, U of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO.  

2010 Left Forum International Conference, Pace University, New York, NY. 

2009 Interperting the Political Landscape, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, Colorado. 

2006 Aus Amerika II, Gallery Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany.  

2006 ICP Faculty Show, International Center for Photography, New York, NY.  

2006 Images Against War, Gallery Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany.  

2006 Transformation: Photography of the 21st Century, Center for the Living Arts, Mobil, AL.  

2005 Saratoga Inside-Out, Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY.  

2005 7 Internationalen Fototage, Mannheim, Germany.  

2004 Censored, The New Yorker Gallery, New York, NY.  

2003 The Seduction of Discontinuity, The New Yorker Gallery, New York, NY.  

1996 On the Street/Off the Street, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.  

1989 Five Women Photographers, Towson State University, Towson, MD.  

1986 Password, State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago, IL.  

1986 Postism, Bedrock Gallery, Chicago, IL.  

1985 Broadsides and Broken English, Bedrock Gallery, Chicago, IL.  

1985 Sexuality in Art and the Media, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.  

1984 Women Fine Arts Photographers International Exhibition, Eight St. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.  

1983 1-800 Glamour, Book Space gallery, Chicago, IL.  

1981-82 Faculty Show, Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ.  

1981 Third New Jersey Biennial, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ.  

1980 Two Women, School #33 Gallery, Baltimore, MD.  

1979 Polaroids and Paintings, Fells Point Gallery, Baltimore, MD.  


Atlantic Center for the Arts 2013 Scholarship 

Fulbright Grant, Malaysia 1986-87