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Born in the Dominican Republic, Wildriana María de Jesús Paulino is an interdisciplinary artist who recently received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art. As a student, she actively participated in multiple cultural programs across the city, including the Studio Museum and Kenkeleba House. In 2022, Wildriana participated in the NY Latin American Art Triennial and exhibited Maternity Figure- a life-size installation that results from her research on femicide (the normalized killing of women for being women)-. A 2022 recipient of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Prize, Wildriana's collaborations include Women's Strike NYC and The Audubon Society.



2022  The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, BFA 

Solo Exhibitions

2022   Para nunca escocer - To Never Ache, The Cooper Union, New York

2017   Introduction, The City College of New York, New York


Group Exhibitions

2023    Scaling Nature, Bronx River Art Center, (The BRAC),  New York

2022    Abya Yala, NY Latin American Art Triennial, Governors Island, New York
2022    EOYS, The Cooper Union, New York

2022    12 x 12 x 12, The Cooper Union, New York

2021    Diversidad Juntos, ArteLatAm, Virtual Exhibition 

2021    1(800) Support, The Cooper Union, New York

2021    Viva La Memento Mori, AHA Fine Art, New York 

2021    AfreeCAN, Chashama Gallery, New York 

2021    EOYS, The Cooper Union, New York
2021    Social Reckoning, eMele-K, Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York

2020    For the Love of Art: An Appropriated Intentions Exhibition, Fort George Hill, New York 

2020    Annual Members Exhibition, Robert Blackburn Printshop, New York

2020    EOYS, The Cooper Union, Virtual Exhibition

2019    EOYS, The Cooper Union, New York

2018    Untitled Show 3, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York

2018    YES, Saturday Program at Cooper Union, New York

2017    Uptown Triennial, The Studio Museum in Harlem in conjunction with Miriam and Ira D.       

            Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, New York  

2017    La Casa, La Casa, New York

2017    Impressions, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

Grants / Awards / Fellowships


2022    Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Prize 

2021    Sylvia Appelman Painting Award

2021    School of Art at the Cooper Union Grant recipient 

2021    The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation Grant recipient 
2020    The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation Grant recipient 

2020    Young Blackburn Print Fellow, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop

2019    Pinta Tu Patria, Dominican Embassy, First place
2019    Innovator Scholarship, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

2018    Merit Scholarship, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

2018    We Support Creativity, Undergraduate World Award recipient 

2017    Harlem Postcard Photography Competition, First Place



2023    Pine Warbler by Wildriana Paulino, Audubon Mural Project
2022    Cientos de artistas de toda latinoamérica exponen en trienal de Nueva York, El Pulso, SLP, México
2022    Senior Snapshots: School of Art 2022, The Cooper Union
2022    Wildriana Paulino: To Never Ache, Interview by Beez and Honey Podcast- Nicollette Ramirez

2022    30 Seconds In The Studio, The Cooper Union
2021    Wildriana Paulino, artista dominicana, eleva la voz de las mujeres con su arte, Interview by ArteLatAm


Public Projects

2022   Mural painting for Audubon Society, NYC 

2021   Mural painting for Collectivo Amarante

2021   Design for Women Strike NYC

2020   Public art in conjunction with Women Strike NYC

Professional Experience


2020-22  Artist Assistant to George Nelson Preston, New York

2021       Intern at Pace Paper Prints, New York
2020       Intern at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York

2020-21  Sculpture Instructor, Saturday Program at The Cooper Union, New York

2020       Assistant to Director, ArteLatAm, New York
2017-19 Gallery Assistant at Kenkeleba House, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York 

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