Biography

Paula Leiva Granger
Photo María Paz Solar

Paula Leiva Granger
Santiago de Chile, 1 February 1961.
Barcelona resident since 1974.

Studies:
  • 1979-1984 Escola Massana, Barcelona.
  • 1979-1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts Escola Massana, Barcelona.
    I studied painting, mural procedures and wall covering; engraving and serigraph with a qualification of “Excellent”.
    I was awarded a master class as an “Extra-ordinary Prize” at the end of my degree, by the painting department.
  • LA LLOTJA, School of Applied Arts, Barcelona.
    Graduate Degree in Applied Arts. Speciality in Mural Painting .

Teaching experience:
  • 2018 Homage to Pepita Teixidor.
    Memory between Flowers, restoration of its monument. Watercolor workshop in family, Saturday, May 26, 2018.
    Barcelona City Council.
    Photo: Xavier Guilarte
  • 2014-2018 Centre Cívic Parc Sandaru, Barcelona. Teacher of oil painting,pictorial representation techniques and watercolour.
  • 2008-2018 Centre Centre Cívic Barceloneta, Barcelona. . Teacher of watercolour,drawing and oil painting.
  • 2006-2018 Private lessons, watercolour, oil and drawing at my studio and private homes, Barcelona.
  • 2002-2003 Acadèmia Adelina Gaeta, Barcelona. . Professor of painting,oil and watercolour, drawing and colour theory.
  • 2001-2002 Acadèmia Cristina Blanch, Barcelona. Children’s oil painting teacher.
  • 1993 Canal 13 de Televisió, Universitat Catòlica de Xile, Santiago de Xile.
    Trainer in an intensive course on colour and costuming with historical support for television wardrobe, psychology of colour.
  • 1992 -1993 Generalitat de Catalunya, Professional training for fashion designers, Santa Coloma de Gramanet.
    Teacher of colour, design and art history.
  • 1984-1986La Caixa” ” Social work. Cultural activities in diverse libraries of Catalonia.
    Teacher of manual techniques such as: loom weaving macramé, drying flowers, etc.
  • 1984-1998 EATM-ESDI, School of Art and Fashion Techniques.
    Teacher of colour theory and practice, illustration and manual techniques as applied to fashion.
Since 1981 I have exhibited both small and large format work, watercolours as well as oils.
I have participated in individual and collective exhibitions in Spain, Chile, Germany and the United States.

Sale of work:

  • 2018: Permanent work at Dual Art Gallery, Girona, Spain.
  • 2014-2018: Sales through Setdart, Online Auction, in the section of Current Art, Barcelona. www.setdart.com
  • 1995: Sale of pictorial work through Christie’s, Santiago de Chile.

Exhibitions:
  • 2018 Permanent work at Dual Art Gallery, Girona, Spain.
  • 2018 Dona i temps, Barceloneta Civic Center, Barcelona.
  • 2018 Retrats, Barceloneta Civic Center, Barcelona.
  • 2016 Acció Dona, Centre Cívic Barceloneta, Barcelona.
  • 2015
    La Llavor dels Origens, Restaurant, Barcelona.
    L’Illa D’art, L’Illa Diagonal, Barcelona.
    Acció Dóna Cívic Center Barceloneta, Barcelona.​
  • 2014 Acció Dona, Cívic Center Barceloneta, Barcelona.
  • 2011 XIX Solidarity Art against AIDS, Centre Can Fabra Cultural Center, Barcelona.
  • 2010
    Sala Vinçon Hipermerc’art d’Art, Barcelona.
    Sala Indecor, Lleida.
    Galeria Montcada, Barcelona.
  • 2009 Sala Indecor, Lleida.
  • 2007-2011 Montcada Gallery, Barcelona.
  • 2002-2006 Jordi Barnadas Gallery, Barcelona.
  • 2004 L’Illa Diagonal, Barcelona.
  • 1997-2002-2003 Casa Elizalde, Barcelona.
  • 2002 Safia Gallery, Barcelona.
  • 1995 Textile and Clothing Museum, , Cafè Tèxtil, Barcelona, Individual exhibition.
  • 1997 Art Box Gallery, Barcelona.
  • 1994 Art 21 Gallery, Barcelona.
  • 1994 Estudi Metro Gallery, Barcelona.
  • 1994 Drugstore Providència, 5th Supermarket of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Xile.
  • 1992 Alphaflor Gallery, Freiburg, Alemanya, Individual exhibition.
  • 1991 Arcs Hall, Barcelona.
  • 1990-2010 Hipermerc’art d’art Sala Vinçon, Barcelona.
  • 1987-1989 Supermarket of Contemporary Art, merican Prints Gallery, Barcelona.
  • 1987-1991-1993 Piscolabis Gallery, Barcelona.
  • 1986 Richard ‘s Gallery, Northeastern University of Boston. EEUU.
  • 1986 Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Ma. EEUU.
  • 1984 Chilean Institute of Hispanic Culture, Santiago de Xile.
  • 1984 Caja Madrid Culture Hall, Barcelona.
  • 1981 Sala Busquets Hall, Escola Massanna, Barcelona.

Awards:
  • 2001 Artist of the Year, 2000 Solidarity Award XIV Human Rights, Parliament of Catalonia, Barcelona.
  • 1984 Extraordinary Prize for end of degree and scholarship perfection, Escola Massana.

Television:
  • 2001 Collaboration and assessment for the programme “The route of Modernism”, Art Channel, Argentina.
  • 1999 Participation as a painter in the Channel 33 programme “Tell us when 2000 arrives”, Barcelona.

Languages:
  • Spanish and Catalan, oral and written.
  • English, oral and written
  • French medium level.
  • Italian medium level.