About Paola > Biography
Present Employment: Professional Esthetican/Make-Up Artist/Visual Artist and Designer.
Employment Accomplishments: Co-founder/Artistic Director of 1315 Gallery, 1315 Wellington West, Ottawa ON
Languages: Fluent in both English and Spanish.
Hair Technician Apprenticeship: October 2002-May 2003
Scissors Hair Studio, Ottawa Ontario
Volunteer Experience: Make-up Artist, March 22, 2008
Adorit/Aurajan Boutique's Spring/Summer Fashion Show;
Mercury Lounge, Ottawa ON
(Fundraiser for Tibetan Nomad to finish teacher's college in Tibet)

Costume Designer Assistant, July-August 2006
Brentwood College Theater Productions,
Duncan BC (Check out pics under 'Sew Pretty' in Gallery)

Make-up Artist, September 10th 2003
For Holy Fuck; Helesinki Lounge & Disco

Make-Up Artist, May 2003
Scissors Hair Studio, Ottawa
For Mirror Magazine Photo Shoot

Model, April 2003
Woman’s Trade Show, Ottawa Congress Center
For Scissors and Holt Renfrew

Costume Breakdown for Film: The Art of Woo, May 2001
Dyed and painted a homeless woman’s outfit for an extra.

Make-Up Artist, October 15th-16th 2000
Imagine 2000, Toronto’s Hair and Beauty Event
For Rusk

Amnesty International: December 10, 1997
Assisted the set designer and helped with tasks for preparation of Human Rights Day

Primary Teacher Assistant, International Language Program 1995-1996
I worked with grade two students who were learning to speak, write and read Spanish. I was responsible for assisting the teacher, marking assignments, preparing daily arts and craft activities; as well as the set design and costume designs for holiday plays and festivals.
Mediums: Oil, Acrylic, Ink, Mixed Media, Fiber Art
Genre/Style: My own and it always depends on my mood.
Place of Birth: Quito, Ecuador

Mentors: Martha Mann, Hillary Corbett, Evan Ayotte, Shawn Roy, Ed Cotman, and many many more.

Education: College: International Academy of Design & Technology; graduated 2001 in Costume Design.
Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design; 2001 studying Haute Couture, Textiles and Drawing.
Motivation: Life

Goals: To push the boundaries of Art n'Media combinations; to create new fashion that combines ART, history and drama for stage n'ready to wear.

Other Arts Practiced: Literary Arts, Millinery, Make-Up, Esthetics, Fashion and Costume Design.

Recognition: Selected as one of six girls in the Ottawa Region by "Onaversal" magazine as an "Ottawa IT Girl". Pgs 6, 11 Summer Edition 2002

Promoted by: New RO Channel 6, July 2005.
  • Breakfast Television, Live interview with Paola Bauer for Sew Pretty Designs, July 14th 2005.

  • Fashion Television, Noon @ The New RO; July 8th 2005. Live Interview with Kim Rodger (owner of Soho Betty Boutique Ottawa) in regards to "Dolls of Dalhousie" Fashion Show and the Designers.

  • Hipster and Poser Ottawa’s Modern Monthly Magazine. December 2004/January 2005 Pgs.10, 17.
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