Artist Cristina Natsuko Paulos hosts an art workshop, “Automatic And Intuitive Drawing”, free and open to the public, at Blackbird Studios in Las Vegas’s 18b Arts District on June 29th from 4-5pm. Paulos will discuss working from automatic and intuitive styles of drawing, often associated with the subconscious mind, as well as the healing qualities of art making.
An award-winning artist and recipient of several Nevada Arts Council grants and fellowships, Paulos is an internationally recognized illustrator, animator and fine artist whose work has appeared in Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, and IDM and in galleries such as Giant Robot and La Luz De Jesus, as well as the long-running CTW children’s program Sesame Street and in film festivals around the country and theatrical performances. Her work is also featured in the permanent collection of the Cirque du Soleil Contemporary Art Collection.
Her work incorporates a variety of materials and techniques, including ink, paint, dye, handmade paper, canvas, wood and mixed media. Using her recurring illustrated characters ”The Mirror Twins”, Paulos creates a self portrait that illustrates her journey through a common thread with the bipolar community.
This project is funded, in part by a grant from the Nevada Art Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.