Paulo Machado was born in 1964 in Alcobaça, Portugal and spent his
childhood in a small farming village near the bay of São Martinho do
Porto. In 1982, he began studying philosophy and theology in Lisbon and
three years later he moved to Italy for one year to continue his theological
studies. From Italy, Paulo continued his studies in England for one year
and then moved to Kenya for two years. While studying in Nairobi, a series
of investigations in mythology and comparative cultural studies offered
him new perspectives to a deeper understanding of human pursuits.
Dissatisfied with the theological field and after a brief sojourn in Portugal,
Paulo moved to the United States in 1989. It was there that he decided to
focus his studies on visual expression. In 1994 he completed his bachelors
degree in fine arts at the University of Maryland at College Park. Interest
in visual expression had been present all along since his childhood, but
by this time it had become the most effective means to understand and
express his thoughts about his experiences. Public exhibitions of his work
began this same year.
Three years later, he completed his Masters degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. From 1997 until 2002, he taught visual arts in high school in Washington, DC, and art theory at the University of Maryland during 2001. In 2002, Paulo moved to Ohio to teach full time as an associate professor at Mount Union College. In 2003 he moved to Delaware where he focused exclusively on studio work for three years before joining Wilmington Friends School in 2006 where he has been committed ever since to teaching visual expression as a channel for interdisciplinary thinking. Presently, Paulo lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Beth and daughter Lilia.
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