Paulina Otero is a Mexican artist who focuses on making jewelry and tufted wall hangings that are abstract representations of her experiences in her home country, Mexico. She references home by using colors, forms and textures inspired by architecture, nature and traditional textiles. Paulina has a major interest in combining industrial and domestic materials such as yarn, felt, wood, and plexiglass to inspire a desire to touch. By combining all of these elements she expresses her feelings of nostalgia towards a particular time and place during her childhood. Her materials exploration is constantly evolving as she learns new techniques. Paulina has exhibited her work in places like the St. Louis Art Guild, The Yeiser Art Center and The Appalachian Center of Craft. She has also developed a jewelry brand that has been sold in local venues such as The Kemper Museum, Madewell, Dear Society and many other Indie craft fairs in the Midwest. During the summer of 2022, Paulina attended a metals workshop at Penland School of Craft. Paulina Otero is currently based out of Kansas City, Missouri but spends a lot of her time in Mexico as well.