Born in the Philippines, Paul Robles is a Canadian artist based in Winnipeg. Recognized for his intricate origami cut paper works, Robles combines the delicacy associated with fine and traditionally handwork with themes of trauma, grief and sexuality. In doing so, Robles shatters cultural stereotypes of race, masculinity and identity. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Gold Medal) from University of Manitoba School of Art and Bachelor of Arts degree (Sociology) from The University of Winnipeg. Robles has exhibited in Paris, France (La Maison Rouge & Grand Palais), New York City (Julie Saul Gallery), Ottawa (Rideau Hall), Toronto, (The Drake Hotel), Vancouver (Malaspina), West Hollywood (Antebellum) and Winnipeg (Plug in ICA & Winnipeg Art Gallery). He has worked with Alt-Country band The Crooked Brothers, been featured on CBC’s ArtSpots, produced artist pages for Border Crossings (Winnipeg), Dream the End (New York) and BRANCH Magazine (Toronto), designed artist bike racks, and participated in Plug In ICA’s 2011 Summer Institute Residency.