UPCOMING – “TWO YET ONE”
“Two yet One”, Ceramics by Richard Urban – Paper Art by Paula Pietranera. March 3-30, 2023. Opening reception: Friday, March 3 – 6-9pm. On View: Until March 30. Ruby’s Clay Studio & Gallery 552A Noe St, San Francisco – (415) 558 9819
“Connection” – A solo exhibition
“Connection”, A solo exhibition at the San Francisco Zen Center. Nov 3-6, 2022. Showing her latest work, Paula Pietranera brings to life the intimate relationship between ink painting and paper folding, two ancient Japanese art techniques. Her work invites you to get coser, to connect and explore. Paper cranes and black sumi ink come together in a subtle way that can only be discovered within the stillness of intimate, mindful attention.
“In Praise of Zen”: Views by 17 artists
Eiheiji Town – “In Praise of Zen” inaugural exhibition of the Tatami Museum of Art in Fukui prefecture, Japan. Nov 14th-30th. Paula’s art was exhibited in the “In Praise of Zen” on the inaugural exhibition of the Tatami Museum of Art, in Eiheiji town, the home of Japanese Zen Buddhism, from November 14–30, 2021. The exhibition presented the work of seventeen artists exploring their interpretation Zen. The word Zen is now used all over the world. It is interpreted in
JICC Gallery Exhibition
Paula Pietranera – Connection in Emptiness The Japan Information and Cultural Center at the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco is proud to present the exhibit “縁 – Connection in Emptiness” from August 16 through December 3, 2021. This exhibit features the artwork of Paula Pietranera, an artist living in San Francisco. Hundreds of connected paper cranes that fly together. Hundreds of plum blossoms sharing the same branch. All are part of a whole, created by emptiness. Inspired by
“The Wish Collector” – The Paper (Origami USA Magazine)
The Wish Collector By Paula Pietranera Living a Zen life, Paula Pietranera delves in the richness and limitations of a single piece of paper to interpret the lights and shadows of the current times. An artist interested in origami techniques, Paula finds inspiration in the reductive approach of an ancient Japanese craft called renzuru, using cranes as a subtle language akin to Phillip Glass’ minimalist musical compositions. Every day she lays many cranes on a flat surface for a purpose.
(READ IN ENGLISH) “ESTAMOS TODOS PLEGANDO NUESTRA VIDA DE UNA MANERA SIMILAR” Nació al inicio de la pandemia, desde la motivación de conectarme con la gente, dada la dificultad de exponer y de mostrar mi trabajo. Empecé con este plan de doblar 1000 grullas a partir de un solo papel a través de una técnica que se llama Renzuru. Entonces, se me ocurrió pedir a la gente que me mandara sus deseos. Me tomó nueve meses recolectarlos y plegarlos. Recibí