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.
The College of DuPage Visiting Artist Series provides opportunities for the community to interact with leaders in the field of contemporary art, design and culture. Through lectures, conversations and workshops, a diverse range of art professionals provide students with new perspectives on contemporary artistic practices. This year’s series highlights artists who are committed to engaging with materiality through diverse mediums and practices.
The series is a collaboration between the Fine Arts and Architecture programs and the Cleve Carney Art Gallery. All lectures are free and open to the public. Times and Locations are subject to change.