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Opening Doors Spring 2022 - Lands, Real and Imagined: Women Artists Respond to the Art and Travel Writings of Maria Graham (1785 - 1842)

A look at how women "see' the world, featuring contemporary artists and female-authored travel narratives from the 19th century to the present. This material also relates to ENGL 2232 (Spring 2022)

Paula Bonet - Featured Artist

Paula Bonet Original art











Graduated in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in the specialty of painting, she completed her training in Santiago de Chile, New York and Urbino.

Her work focuses on oil painting, engraving and writing. She has had exhibitions in Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Porto, Paris, London, Belgium, Urbino, Berlin, Santiago de Chile, Valencia, Miami and Mexico.

In 2018 she received the high distinction of the Generalitat Valenciana, being awarded the Medal of Cultural Merit. Since then she has directed the La Madriguera Workshop, a space for creation and learning in which techniques related to graphics and literature are developed.

From the artist's web page.

Responding to Maria Graham

Five female artists in each of the countries Maria Graham wrote about discuss her work and raise questions about travel, colonialism, understanding the land, and the female gaze.