Paul P. (b. 1977, Canada) who first came to attention in the early 2000’s, has developed a wide-ranging practice centered on a series of drawings and paintings of young men appropriated from pre-AIDS gay erotica often repositioned within a beaux-art context. His work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, as well as in group exhibitions around the world including MoMA, New York, and the Freud Museum, London. Paul P. has had solo exhibitions at Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver; The Power Plant, Scrap Metal, Toronto, Canada; Daniel Reich Gallery, Broadway 1602, New York; The Suburban, Oak Park; Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles; The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA; Maureen Paley, London, United Kingdom; Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria / Paris, France; Tempo Rubato, Tel Aviv, Israel. He has been collected by MoMA, LACMA, The Brooklyn Museum, SFMoMA, and The Whitney, among others. Paul P. lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Born 1977, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

 Selected Solo and Two Persons Exhibitions

2019
The Independent, with Kate Newby, Cooper Cole, New York, USA (forthcoming)

2018
B Wurtz and Paul P., Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

2017
Born Yesterday (with G.B. Jones), Participant, Inc., New York, USA
Civilization (inverted) (cur. Lee Plested), Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver, Canada

2016
The Rex Prisms, Maureen Paley, London, United Kingdom

2015
Civilization Coordinates (cur. Rui Amaral), Scrap Metal, Toronto, Canada

2014
The Homosexual Lovers Throughout the Ages Party, Broadway 1602, New York, USA

2013
Escritoire Nancy, Andrew Roth, New York, USA
Doe Ye Nexte Thynge, The Suburban, Oak Park, USA

2012
Something Cloudy, Something Clear, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada
The ‘X’Factor in Beholding, Tempo Rubato, Tel Aviv, Israel

2011   
Dry Neptune
, Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Byzantine Feet, Blanket, Vancouver, Canada
A World of Love, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA

2010
Sherbert in Demascus, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA
The Radiant Guest (with Scott Treleaven), The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA

2009
Three Parts Glass, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

2008
Venice, Venice, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Inclinations, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA
When Ghost Meets Ghost, Maureen Paley, London, United Kingdom

2007
Par temps gris, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Dusks, Lamplights (cur. Helena Rickett), The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Place Names, the Place, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA

2006
Blue and Opal, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
The Yellow Room, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA

2005
A Grey Note, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
Grey and Gold, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ArtForum, Berlin, Germany
Les pas effaces, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2004
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Bloom, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria
The Peacock Room, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, USA
Blue Hydrangea, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA

2003
Last Flowers, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA

2002
Pink Gothic, Solo Exhibition, Toronto, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2018
Front International Cleveland Triennial (cur. Michelle Grabner), Cleveland, USA
Belonging to a Place, Canadian Embassy, Washington DC, USA

2017
Nature’s Way (cur. Lee Plested), Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
Belonging to a Place (cur. Nicolas Schafhausen), Scrap Metal, Toronto, Canada
Form and Volume, CF Hill Art Space, Stockholm, Sweden
Heartbreak Hotel, Invisible Exports, New York, USA
We are safe and all is well in the world (cur. Rui Amaral), Scrap Metal, Toronto, Canada

2016
In Wonderland, Tempo Rubato, New York, USA

2014
Verzweigt – Trees in Contemporary Art, Museum Sinclair Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany
Whitney Biennial (cur. Anthony Elms), Whitney Museum of Art, New York York, USA
Tony Greene:, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, USA

2013
Quarrantanni Massimo Minini 1973-2013, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
Lesson in Anatomy, Tempo Rubato, Tel Aviv, Israel
Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
The Painting Project, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, Canada

2012
Props for Memory, Invisible Exports, New York, USA
Synesthesia, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
aye – dunkelblau (cur. Susanne M. Winterling), Parrotta Contemporary Art, Sttugart, Germany
Fine Art Photography, 3A Gallery, New York, USA

2011
Invitation to the Voyage, Algus Greenspon Gallery, New York, USA
Les paris sont ouverts (cur. Caroline May), Freud Museum, London, United Kingdom
Compass: drawings from the MoMA (cur. C. Rattemeyer), Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

2010
Compass in Hand (cur. C. Rattemeyer), Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Art on Paper 2010 (cur. Xandra Eden), Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, USA
Male (cur. Vince Aletti), Maureen Paley, London, United Kingdom
Holes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA
Boy, oh Boy!, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, USA

2009
Compass in Hand (cur. Christian Rattemeyer), MoMA, New York, USA
Fixstern: 100 Jahre Kunst auf Papier, Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottdorf, Schleswig, Germany
Naked!, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA

2008
The Boys of Summer, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA
Male, White Columns (cur. Vince Aletti), New York, USA / Presentation House, Vancouver, Canada

2007
People Take Pictures of Each Other (cur. Bob Nickas), LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, USA
Sweet Bird of Youth (cur. Hedi Slimane), Arndt& Partner, Berlin, Germany
Some Kind of Portrait, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Crack the Sky (cur. Wayne Baerwaldt), Biennale de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction (cur. Bob Nickas), de Pury and Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland

2006
People, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy
I Love My Scene (cur. Jose Friere), Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
Image Is Gone, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria

2005
This Hard, Gem-Like Flame (cur. Joseph Wolin), Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, USA
La beaute de l’enfer, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

2004
Origins of Harold, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Heavenly Creatures, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Happy Times Are Here Again, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, USA
Rimbaud, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA
She’s Come Undone, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, USA
Colored Pencil, KS Art, New York, USA
Republic of Love (cur. Xandra Eden), The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
It’s About Memory, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
Now is a Good Time, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA

2003
My People were Fair… (cur. Bob Nickas), Team Gallery, New York, USA
Teenage Rebel, Galerie du jour agnes b, Paris, France
Today’s Man, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA / Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Now Playing, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, USA
Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA

2002
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

2001
Wall Art, Other Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

Residencies

2016
Fogo Island Arts, Fogo Island, Canada

2015
Cove Park International Visual Arts Residency, Cove Park, Scotland

2005
Art Production Fund Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, France

Selected Bibliography

2017
Gavin, Francesca, Form and Volume, CFHill Art Space, Stockholm

2016
Clarke, Bill, “Civilization Coordinates”,  Modern Painters, April.

2015
Northcross, Wayne, “How Customized Furniture…”, New York Observer, Oct. 22

2014
Hoffmann, Jens, “United States of Biennials”, Texte zur Kunst, Sept.
Fuchs, Ina, Vergzweigt: Baume in der Zeitgenossischen Kunst, Museum Sinclair-Haus/Wienard
Morris, Matt, “Critics’ Pick: Tony Greene:”, Artforum.com, April 20.
Russeth, Andrew, “OnView: Paul P.: The Homosexual Lovers Throughout the Ages Party” New York Observer, April 9
Wolin, Joseph, “Paul P.  The Homosexual Lovers Throughout the Ages Party”, Time Out New York, April 2
Halle, Howard, “Five Must-See Works at the Whitney Biennial”, Time Out New York, Mar 13
Comer, Elms, Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum/Yale
Gopnik, Blake, Chose the Artists, Ignore the Critics, New York Times, Feb 16

2013
Bozzini, Didi, Roger Ballen, Ryan Medoza, Paul P., Galleria Massimo Minini
Belisele, Dery et al. The Painting Project/Le Projet Peinture, Galerie de l’UQAM
“Venice Surfers”, Paris, LA, #9

2012
“The best designed, most inviting blank space”w/ Dennis Cooper, Richardson, A6
Mizrahi, Liav, “The ‘X’ Factor in Beholding”, Haaretz, April 11

2011
Wolin, Joseph R., “Gilded Age”, Canadian Art, summer
Schmerler, Sarah, “Paul P.”, Art in America, Mar.

2010
Stephenson, Sarah, “Paul P.’s New Body”, Art in America, online, Oct 29
Minini, Massimo, “Ma Cosa Succede la Fuori”, Flash Art Italiana, August
“Unison – Paul P. and Cedric Rivrain in conversation”, Paris, LA, summer
Boukobza, Julie, “Y a-t-il une vie d’artistes a Paris?”, Double, spring/summer
Lewis, David, ed., Blake Book, Lubok Verlag

2009
Bollen, Christopher, “ Rated Art”, Interview Magazine, Dec.
Rattemeyer, Christian, Compass in Hand; Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation, MoMA.
Flosdorff, Caroline, Fixstern: 100 Jahre Kunst auf Papier, Weinard Verlag
Hall, Emily, “Paul P. Inclinations”, Artforum, Mar.
Wolin, Joseph, “Paul P.  Inclinations”, Time Out New York, Jan 22
Johnson, Ken, “Paul P.  Inclinations”, New York Times, Jan 8
The New Yorker, Ed., Goings On, “Paul P.”, Jan. 5
Miles, Christopher, “Paul P. at Marc Selwyn Fine Art”, LA Weekly, Jan. 1

2008
Pagel, David, “Paul P. at Marc Selwyn Fine Art”, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 18
van Bennekom, Jop, “Paul P.”, Butt, Winter
Aletti, Vince, MALE: from the collection of Vince Aletti, PPP Editions
Zhong, Fan, “Paul P. Show”, Interview, Nov.
Velasco, David, “Paul P.”, Museo, No. 9
Verdon, Xavier, “…si le loup y etait, il nous mangerait!” Traffic, spring/summer

2007
Reckitt, Helena, “Voices- Paul P.”, NYArts, Nov./Dec.
Clarke, Bill, “Paul P.”, Canadian Art, Winter
Hanley, William, “Review: Place Names, the Place”, Artnews, Oct.
Krishtalka, Sholem, “Decadent, Decaying Romance”, Xtra!, Sep. 13
McGinley, Ryan, “High Art”, The Advocate, August 14
Baerwaldt, Wayne, “Crack the Sky’, 5th Biennale de Montreal / Public35
Fraser-Cavassoni, Natasha, “Paul P.: Studio View” Interview, May
Yannick Barbe, “Nonchaloir”, Tetu, Apr

2006
“Les visages de Paul P.”, Blast, Winter
Melendez, Franklin, “The Avant Marriage of Fashion and Art”, SOMA, Mar.
Cobb, Michael, “In the Shadow of Young Girls in Bloom”, They Shoot Homos..,#2

2005
Bollen, Christopher, “Headshots”, VMan, spring/summer
Ryan, Julie, “Paul P. in Vienna”, C Magazine, spring

Maculan, Lena, “Junge Kunst aus Kanada: die Portrats von Paul P.” Parnass, Mar.

2004
Uovo Drawings 2004, Uovo, #9, Dec.
Aigner, Claudia, “Suchtig nach dem Ruckwartsgang”, Weiner Zeitung, Dec. 17
Garulli, Lavinia, et al., “Mixed Paint”, Flash Art, Nov.
Ribas, Joao, “She’s Come Undone”, Time Out New York, Jul.1
Martin, Merritt, “Jack Pierson and Paul P.”, Dallas Observer, Jun. 17
Sworn, Corin, “Republic of Love”, Canadian Art, Summer
Hellman, Michel, “Eros et Thanatos”, Le Devoir, Montreal, Mar. 28
Eden, Xandra, “Republic of Love”, Power Plant, Toronto, Spring

2003
New Yorker, Ed., Goings On, “My People were fair…”, Nov. 17
New Yorker, Ed., Goings On, “Now Playing”, Aug. 4
Cotter, Holland, “Paul P.”, New York Times, Jul. 18
Rimanelli, David, “Entries”, Artforum, Summer

2002
Hackett, Sophie. “Beautiful Politics”, Xtra!,  Apr. 4

Publications

2012
Last Flowers, Invisible Exports/Downtown Arts, 2012, text by Daniel Reich

2011
The Radiant Guest (Paul P. and Scott Treleaven), Publication Studios, Toronto

2010
The Pink Book, Daniel Reich Gallery, text by Harold Montague

2009
Venice, Venice, Marc Selwyn Fine Art

2008
Paul P. When Ghost Meets Ghost/Peter Hujar, Maureen Paley, text by Vince Aletti

2007
Blue and Silver, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, text by Francois Jonquet
Nonchaloir, Powerhouse books, text by Collier Schorr
Places Names, the Place, Daniel Reich Gallery, text by David Velasco

2006
The Yellow Room, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, text by Vince Aletti

2005
Grey and Gold, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, text by Michel Bulteau

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
The Francis Young Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, MA
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta

 

 

 

 

 

 

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