Paulo Majano is an artist and art educator working in the Vancouver area. He has an MFA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and is an augmented reality developer. Having been born in El Salvador and grown up in places as varied as Mexico City, New York, Texas, and Montreal, he is drawn to how the individual’s subjective, personal, and local experience finds expression within the shared conventions and structures of the urban environment.
For the past decade, Majano has produced exhibitions and projects merging a figurative approach, based on his background as a painter, with technology-based forms of presentation and interaction. He has received awards for a wide range of media, including the Elizabeth Greenshields Award for figurative art and Canada Council Production Grants for photography and media art. In 2012, his work The Living Room – here & (t)here, which allows viewers to virtually stand inside a drawing of his living room using augmented reality, was included in the exhibition Drawing: Expanded Medium at the Gallery at Evergreen in Coquitlam, BC.