Rosana Paulino was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1967. The artist currently lives and works in São Paulo. Paulino received a PhD degree in printmaking from the University of São Paulo (USP) in 2011 and has advanced training in printmaking techniques at the London Print Studio, London, 1998. She received a Bachelor’s degree in printmaking from the University of São Paulo (USP) in 1995.
Rosana Paulino explores as main theme the investigation of black people, and in particular black women in Brazilian society. She has participated in many important art exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. Rosana has received several awards in Brazil for her art performance, especially scholarships to both academic studies and artistic creation. She took part in the residence program at Bellagio Center, from Rockefeller Foundation in 2014 and she also was awarded the Ford Foundation International Fellowship (cohort 2006) to pursue a Master degree in Visual Arts at the University of São Paulo.
Her work has been exhibited at venues including Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal, Museu AfroBrasil, Brazil, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC and CapcMusée d´art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France, among others. It was also represented in books as Expressions of Identity: Black art in Brazil from Kimberly Cleveland and magazines as N. Paradoxa, from London.