From color-infused paintings, custom art prints and candy mandalas to video self-portraits, Paula Brett’s broad body of work incorporates various combinations of media dealing with ideas such as created identity, coincidence, ritual, and transitory spaces. Paula has has exhibited work in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Florida, Budapest, Hungary; and Timiosoara, Romania.
Most recently her Candy Mandalas were exhibited at the New York City’s famous Dylan’s Candy Bar. She is represented by Elisa Contemporary Art in NYC, Chase Edwards Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY, and Jules’ Place in Boston, MA. Brett’s work is collected internationally and is included in private collections featuring Keith Haring and Takashi Murakami. Paula holds an BS in Art Education from the University of Georgia and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media from Columbia College Chicago. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida where she creates and teaches art, mothers two little boys, tries to keep up her yoga practice and be a good friend to her husband.
Paula is also an art instructor with 15 years of experience. She has taught in colleges, high schools, and elementary schools as well as museums in several cities including: Atlanta, Chicago, Moscow, Budapest, and New York City. Paula has been awarded several teaching grants as well as Top Visual Arts Student for the State of Georgia. After a stint abroad at the Anglo-American International School of Moscow, she moved to Budapest where she helped to spearhead two programs- the Arts Administration Program at the International Business School + Oxford Brookes University and the Docent Training Program for the Ludwig Museum. At the same time, she started her own studio teaching drawing and painting to expats.