New York artist Paulien Lethen Schuttevaer was born on 3 July 1942 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She graduated from the Academy of Arts (Monumental Art), in Arnhem, the Netherlands. This native of Holland has also been a resident of Kyoto, Japan, and the island of Paros in Greece where she still spends time. She moved to New York in 1982 and in 1987 settled in Williamsburg, an artist’s neighborhood in Brooklyn. In 1997 she founded Holland Tunnel Art Projects at 61 South Third Street, where she organizes monthly exhibitions. The gallery has gained recognition as a microcosm of local and international talent. Since 2000 Holland Tunnel has an extension in Paros, Greece, featuring every summer international art and live jazz.