Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas is a visual artist living and working in Richmond, VA. Originally from Denver, Colorado, she received a BA in liberal arts from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Her interest in printmaking led to an internship at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California where she became an Artist in Residence and instructor. Before moving to Richmond in August of 2013 to teach at Virginia Commonwealth University, Paloma was a Dean’s Scholar at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI where she earned an MFA in Printmaking. Her work adapts and appropriates the vernacular of the many regions she’s called home and traces the self-conscious search for cultural roots as a first-generation American.