Over the last 30+ years my work has evolved through painting and lightwork installations to digital imaging and an exploration of nano sounds. It has been based on visualising and hearing the mysterious internal workings of our bodies. It could be described as objective self portraiture and the aestheticising of viscera. We are in an age when our view of ‘the figure’ in art is being completely changed by science and technology.
More recently, my work in the field of soundscape goes further into the human experience, by exploring the spirit of being in a particular space or situation. Daily drawing is also a current preoccupation.
Qualifications and training
2008 Diploma with Distinction in Sound Technology, LCC, University of the Arts, London.2008 Member of the laptop orchestra Unknown Devices coordinated by David Toop, London
2005 MA with Distinction in Creative Technology, University of Salford, Greater Manchester
1996 MA Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
1982 BA (Hons) in Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
1980 Six Grade ‘A’ Credits, Mackintyre Art Dept., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
2019 Imposters, Five Light boxes, 4 x m2 Gallery, London
2017 Convergences in Time, Hundred Years Gallery, London.
1996 Lightworks: Is your Red the same as my Red?, installation, Sandbar, Manchester
1994 Artist for a Week, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
1993 From Bare Beginnings, WASPS Gallery, Edinburgh
1986 Paula Garcia Stone, Obra Reciente, Galerìa Diart, Madrid, Spain
1983 Paula Garcia Stone, Exposiciòn, Galeria Litoral, Alicante, Spain
2017, ‘As It Stands’: Unrefined, Muted, Abandoned, Hundred Years Gallery. Hoxton, London
2016, ENDS, curated by Jaime Valtierra, Hundred Years Gallery, London.
2016, PRESCRIPTIONS; Artists Books & the Medical Humanities, Beaney House Museum, University of Kent, Canterbury.
2015, The Engine Room, International Sound Art Exhibition, 2015,
2015 Sound and The Urban Environment, ONCA Gallery, Brighton, UK
2009 The Art of Medicine, Briitish Institute of Radiology, London.
2008 LCC University of the Arts London, One Minute is not enough, soundscapes with projection.
2007 Digital Experience</em>, Phillip Goulden Gallery, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, Dorset
2005 MACT05, Zion Gallery, Manchester
1996 Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, Floor piece with illusory elements, designed for the Audio Visual Gallery
1996 Underwired Inprint and book of Ours, two portfolios of prints by women artist’s from Scotland and the USA. Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, touring Scotland
1994 SSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy
1994 Wasps Festival Exhibition (touring) MacRoberts Arts Centre, Stirling, Patriothall, Edinburgh
1993 Exhibition, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
1993 Gallery III, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
1992 Artists from the Casa Manilva, Casa de la Cultura, Casares, Spain
1991 Arts Intaglio Inaugural Exhibitions, Manchester and Berlin
1990 Edinburgh Printmakers, Members Work, Highland Printmakers, Inverness
1989 369 Gallery, Monotypes, touring Scotland
1985 Arco 85, International Art Fair, with Galeria Diart, Madrid
1984 Basel, International Art Fair, with Diart, Basel, Switzerland
Competitions, prizes and awards
2017, Solo Show 1st Prize at HY Gallery London. By popular vote during an Open Call exhibition.
2016, Inspired By, winner of the Digital media prize from the V&A, London. Morley Gallery.
2010-2011 Artist in Residence, University of Salford, Greater Manchester. Anechoic Chamber recording, Department of Engineering
2006 Short-listed with two works for the second round of judging for Sense & Sensuality, Blind Art, Bankside Gallery, London
2005 Short-listed in the first round of selection for the Crosby Homes Manchester Art Prize, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
2005 Shortlisted, Pnonurgia Nova Prix 2005, Arles, France
2004 Mature Student Award, Rootstein Hopkins Foundation, London
1993 Project Grant, for an installation at the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh. Edinburgh District Council, Scotland
1992 The Delfina Studio Trust, London. Three month painting residency, at Casa Manilva, Andalucia, Spain
June 21st 2020 Solo Improvisation live-streamed on OsCiLatTions – 20 hours of non-stop music for the summer solstice, at Iklectik off-site.
Feb 20th 2019 Played a 10min musical soundscape composition with diffusion system, accompanied by improvising musician Sue Lynch on clarinet & flute, as part of the Linear Obsessional event at St Allege Church in Greenwich. Organised by Andrew Hill of The University pf Greenwich.
Dec 2nd 2018 Desire lines, Husk Brewers, London, Three musicians performed to my sound composition ‘Savour the Day’.
June 16th 2018 Screening of Night Drift and improvising to it with Sue Lynch on tenor saxophone and clarinet, and Richard Sanderson on melodeon at the IKLECTIK. Recorded and mixed by St Austral Sound
May 20th 2018 Screening of a new version of Night Drift at The Arts Club Lewisham. Playing with Richard Sanderson on melodeon and Charlotte Keefe on trumpet.
December 5th 2017 Screening of A Dead Flower Reanimates a silent film for wind instruments. At the IKLECTIK During the London New Wind Festival organised by Catherine Pluygers. Eight musicians improvised to the theme and imagery.
October 8th 2017, during solo show Convergences in Time, at Hundred Years Gallery,performed with electronics during screening of own film, Night Drift, with Sue Lynch on sax and clarinet. and screened own film A Dead Flower reanimates while Three musicians, Sue Lynch, Catherine Pluygers and Richard Sanderson improvised.
September 2015 The Summer Pedalling Games – ‘Velocipede sketches’ sound piece for ERNA sonic bicycle ridden around London Fields Park.
Nov 2014 The Horse IMPROV club at the Dog House in Kennington London. Sole improvisation with film and sound files.
April 2008 Southbank Centre, London. Unknown Devices playing with The London Sinfonietta and The RNCM. 30 min improvisation with projections by Pablo Fiasco.
Radio shows (sound & music)
a Jazz Noise (FaceBook) Daily Tune #1361 – “Anechoic tinnitus” by Paula Garcia Stone
Another polished sound gem via Linear Obsessional Recordings
26/05/2007 THE TIMES, New World of Interiors, When Science Meets Art, Catherine Jarvie
01/12/1994 GLASGOW HERALD, Exhibition Review, Claire Henry
13/08/1993 THE SCOTSMAN, WASPS Festival Exhibition, Richard Jaques.
31/03/1986 Television: METROPOLIS Arts Programme, TVE, Madrid, duration 10mins
27/03/1986 A.B.C, Exhibition Review, Madrid.
24/11/1983 Radio: ANTENA 3. Luz Verde Al Arte, Interview, Alicante, Spain
09/12/1983 La Verdad, Exhibition Review, Alicante, Spain.
AXIS database – http://www.axisweb.org/p/paulagarciastone