Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts Paolo Morales for its September Inside the Artist’s Studio, a monthly virtual residency series. Paolo is a well-known photographer from New York City. He has exhibited extensively throughout the area both as a solo artist and in group shows. Beginning September 21, 2020, Paolo will take over CHAW’s instagram @CHAWinDC for a week to bring us into his studio. This virtual experience will offer insight into Paolo’s influences, processes, and materials. Upcoming virtual residents include Zia Palmer, Photography, October 19 – 23, 2020. For more information, please visit www.chaw.org
Paolo Morales. Image courtesy CHAW.
Paolo’s work imagines a racially diverse photographic world where people struggle physically and emotionally yet long to take care of each other. The individuals in his pictures appear isolated, sometimes lonely, and are desperately trying to connect to others. “I am motivated by a search for connection between photographer and subject, pictures in a sequence, and people within a frame,” says Paolo.
“Paolo’s photographs are deeply moving and quite beautiful,” says Ellen Cornett, CHAW’s Gallery Manager. “The exquisite way in which Paolo has composed his images intrigued us from the beginning. We are particularly mindful of the timely nature of Paolo’s subject, and think his work sheds light on the topic of race in a sensitive and thoughtful way.”
Ellen continues, “The goal of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Inside the Artist’s Studio Residency is to show how working artists create—giving visitors, students, staff, and faculty insight and inspiration into process.”
Paolo Morales is a photographer from New York City. Recent solo exhibitions at Hamiltonian Gallery, The George Washington University, and XYZ Art Gallery at VirginiaTech. Group exhibitions include the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New York Asian Film Festival, and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Artist residencies include Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and Blue Mountain Center. He attended Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and received an MFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design.
(Source: CHAW press release)