Paul was born in Viborg SD in June of 1967. Growing up on a farm in Southeastern SD has given Paul an intimate understanding of rural life and a unique perspective as an artist. Viewers of his work will not only perceive a sense of place but will also experience the complicated and sometimes contradictory feelings many rural residents experience over their lifetimes. The paintings are colorful, emotionally autobiographical and mirror the artist's feeling of connection to the land.
Solo Exhibitions:March 2006 -Worthington Community College, Worthington SDMay 2003-October 2003 -Gayville Hall, Gayville SDNovember 2002 -Bede Art Gallery, Mount Marty College, Yankton SD February 2000 -Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell SD November 1999 -Ruddell Gallery, Black Hills State University, Spearfish SD October 1998 -Mundt Gallery, Dakota State University, Madison SD August 1998 -Gallery 110, University of South Dakota, Vermillion SD July 1998 -Nobles County Art Center, Worthington MN October 1996 -Bede Art Gallery, Mount Marty College Yankton, SD March 1995 -Vermillion Public Library, Vermillion SD Juried Exhibitions: December 2005-January 2006 -Endless Possibilities, The South Dakota Governors 2nd Biennial Art Exhibition, Travels throughout SDWork Accepted: Maybe In The Morning Received one of five Merit AwardsJuror: Stewart Turnquist, Program Coordinator for the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts June 2005 The Red Show, The Dahl Art Center, Rapid City SDWork Accepted: Reflecting on A Stock PondJuried by Committee April 2002 -Carnegie Art Center Annual Show, Alliance NE Work Accepted: "Bluff" and "Straw Walker" Received Honorable Mention and Second Place in Painting. Juror: Don Rouleux, Artist June 2001 -Cavalry Days Art Show, Sturgis SD Work Accepted: Axlunds Received Best of Show. Juror: Richard DuBoise, Professor of Art April 1999 -Nobles County Art Center Area Art Show, Nobles County Art Center, Worthington MN Work Accepted: Accumulation. Received Honorable Mention for show and the Merit Award for oil painting. Juror: Mac Hornecher, Professor of Art December 1997 -Mitchell Area Arts Council Juried Art Exhibition, Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell, SD Work Accepted: Portrait After Rembrandt with Red Hat oil on canvas. One of four cash award winners. Juror: Lynda Clarke-Crabtree, Executive Director, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings SD 1995-96 -For Spacious Skies, Oscar Howe Art Center Traveling Exhibition, Appeared throughout SD and southern MN Juror: Doris Rudel, Regional Artist July 1995 -Summer Arts XVIII, College of Fine Arts, University of South Dakota, Vermillion SD Work accepted: Caryatid Leaning, oil on canvas. One of five cash award winners. Juror: John R. McKirahan, Director/Curator, Museum of Art Kearney NE Group Exhibitions:April-June 2005 -The South Dakota Artist Series/ A show featuring myself and a fellow SD artist, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings SDSeptember-October 2003 -En Plein Aire/ A show including myself and five other area artists, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City SD February 1999 -Rural Art! Exhibition, Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell SDJuly 1996 -Summer Arts XVIII Award Winners Exhibition, College of Fine Art, University of South Dakota, Vermillion SDSpecial Honor:May 2005 Acted as juror for Best of the West, the Dahl Art Center, Rapid City SD April 2005 Schmeckfest Featured Artist, Freeman SDAugust 2004 -On site artist, at the request of the National Park Services for Spirit Mound/Lewis and Clark 200th anniversary celebrationMay 2004 -Visiting Artist, University of South Dakota, Vermillion SDApril 2004 -Chosen to design the cancellation stamp for Vermillion Post Office to be used during the Spirit Mound/Lewis and Clark 200th anniversary celebrationMay 2001 Acted as juror for West River High School Art Show, Rapid City SDJune 2000 -Acted as juror for Cavalry Days Art Show, Sturgis SDMarch 1998 -Taught painting workshop in conjunction with the, Rural Art Project Sponsored by US West, The South Dakota Arts Council, and the Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell SD,…Read More