Paloma Castillo Chilean, b. 1965

Paloma Castillo is a textile artist and editorial designer, Bachelor in Visual Arts by the ARCIS Institute in Santiago.

Ms Castillo started her career as a designer, being part of the editorial teams of newspapers such as Fortín Mapocho, La Nación, Estrategia and Diario Financiero, among others, as well as publishing houses Metales Pesados, ARCIS, and LOM.

As a visual artist, her work is devoted to textile art, specialising in hand embroidery and dealing with topics such as politics, technology, and gender issues, including machismo. Her pieces feature women and men -both earthly and mythological- embroidered with striking colours, along with everyday objects, as cell phones, irons, sockets and cables, as metaphors on these matters.

Ms Castillo has been part of solo and group shows since 2013, in spaces such as Galería de Arte Posada del Corregidor, Isabel Croxatto Galería, Espacio O, and Galería PANAM, in Santiago; and Galerie Des Petits Carreaux and Art Paris in France.

Paloma Castillo lives and works in Santiago.