Stephen PAUL

Biographical notes

Stephen PAUL was born in Luton, England. During his childhood his family moved to Toronto and finally, Detroit. He studied Fine Arts and Mathematics at Schoolcraft College and The University of Michigan before heading off to live in the wilderness of the southwestern US. He spent many years painting and drawing The Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and The High Plains Deserts of Arizona.
 His early work was influenced by his time in the studio of Los Angeles artist Stephen DOUGLAS and later working with Paolo SOLERI at Arcosanti and Cosanti where he ran the bronze sculpting and assemblies program. It was also at Arcosanti in 1984 that he curated his first group exhibition.

In 1986 Stephen moved to New York where he exhibited regularly. In 1987 he organised The ARC, an arts cooperative in Tribeca. In the '90's he worked at SPECTR STUDIOS on East 5th St and exhibited in and around Manhattan as part of the East Village arts community. In 2000 he moved to Brooklyn where, in 2003 he built MADARTS STUDIOS and THE GIACOBETTI-PAUL GALLERY. He has regularly exhibited as part of the Madarts group since 2004 and at Tabla Rasa Gallery and with curator Anders Knudson until leaving for France in 2010.

Since moving to France he was twice awarded The Villa Fontaine Arts Residency in Antibes. In 2010 he won the Prix de Jury and in 2013 the Prix de Peintures at the Grand Format exhibition at The Villa Aurelienne in Frejus. He has exhibited in Marseille, Antibes, Six Fours Les Plages, Frejus and St Raphael. He has also continued to manage Madarts Studios and exhibit as part of The Giacobetti-Paul Gallery program.
In 2017 he organised the first Contemporary Arts Festival in Bargemon, France where he also has an atelier. Guy and Michèle Beddington are honored to exhibit Stephen Paul at Beddington Fine Art.

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