Biography:POLA WICKHAM was born in London, England, in 1969.  She studied painting in Aix-en-Provence (France), in New York at the New York Studio School, and won her Masters at Yale School of Art. She has exhibited her work both in the United States and Europe (UK, Holland and Spain), in group and solo shows, and her paintings are in private and public art collections on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1997, she received a fellowship from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council to paint for six months in the north tower of the World Trade Centre, NYC. One of her primary interests is making very large scale paintings and she has had several major pieces successfully placed in public locations, including the European Space Agency in the Netherlands. After finishing graduate school, Wickham moved to Spain where she lived from 1999 to 2006, painting and teaching in the city of Barcelona.  Most recently she is living in Rome where she has taught at the Cornell in Rome Art and Architecture program amongst other schools and where she is currently involved in a project teaching drawing and painting to patients with Parkinson’s disease.  She continues to have a rigourous private studio practice.