Paola Horevicz Hurtado, was born in Curitiba, Parana in the south of Brazil. After age seven, she and her family moved to the United States, where they have lived in several parts of California. After high school, Paola moved back to the Bay Area to study Fine Art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
With a concentration in Printmaking, she specializes in letterpress, woodcut, and book arts. Her work combines fine printmaking techniques with skills in bookbinding and boxmaking to create hand-made artists' books. With the addition of papermaking into her skill set, Paola has been able to create mixed media artists' books which incorporate three-dimensional paper sculptures. For her individual prints, Paola takes inspiration from significant people in her life in order to produce captivating portraits.
Her work in both Printmaking and Book Arts has been exhibited in several group shows in San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Gainesville, and Australia.
Most recently, she and husband Marlon have founded Press 65, under which she will continue to produce limited edition artists' books.