Headshot Paulina Velázquez with long black hair

Paulina Velázquez Solís

Lecturer, Art, Art History, Architecture
School: School of Humanities and Sciences
Office: Ceracche Center 118, Ithaca, NY 14850


Paulina Velázquez Solís is a multimedia artist and curator from Mexico and Costa Rica. She works with installation, sound, sculpture, drawing, animation/video, and media performance. She is interested in the body and the biological and natural world in interaction with the cultural and social notions of normalcy and experiences as a multinational individual.

Her work has been shown in places like Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo and TEOR/éTica in Costa Rica; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; Ex Teresa Arte Actual in México City; Casa de las Americas in La Havana, Cuba; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Panamá City; Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC; and Root Division and The Lab in San Francisco.

Velázquez received a B.F.A. and Licenciatura in Printmaking from Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica and an M.F.A. in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute as a Fulbright Scholar.


Digital Studio, Drawing

I teach digital media from a practical and experimental angle. Giving tools to the students to explore their interests and visual language. Using computer software to work with vectors, images and then moving images with video art and animation.  

Expertise and interests

New media, including videoart, experimental animation, and expanded media. Physical computing and interactivity. Sound art and multimedia performance.