Bio

Paula Riff’s first career did not involve taking pictures.  After college, she lived in Tokyo, Japan for several years and upon her return became an interpreter for Japanese production companies in Los Angeles. She switched careers while landing an internship at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the photo department. She also worked at the California Institute of the Arts, taking photos for their publications. Although Paula owns digital and film cameras her recent work finds her camera-less, coating her own papers and making photograms.  Paula’s work was selected for the Top 50 Critical Mass Award of 2018 and was a 2018 finalist for the Juliet Margaret Cameron Award in the Alternative Process Category. Her work has appeared in numerous museums, galleries, publications and exhibitions throughout the U.S and internationally. Paula’s work is also held in private collections.