A condensed version of Paul's Resume can be downloaded HERE

I. BACKGROUND:

Paul began photographing after receiving his law degree in 1981. He has studied photography at Ryerson Polytechnic University with Henry Gordillo and Peter Lindsay and has photographed throughout Canada, U.S., the Caribbean and Europe. He is a member of the Scarborough Arts Council and the Rail's End Gallery in Haliburton, Ontario.

II. ARTISTIC STATEMENT:

His photographs attempt to reveal what most of us overlook in everyday life: the texture of forgotten doorways, abandoned objects, derelict buildings, weather worn signs; the interplay of light and shade on graffiti murals, street scenes and back alleys. They depict urban and other images in a quasi-documentary style.

A sort of timelessness is present in his photographs as well as a romanticism reminiscent of 1950's beat poetry, the kind of feeling captured in a photograph of an empty table at an outdoor cafe or a discarded cigarette in an ashtray.

While his photographs can be deceptively simple and are largely devoid of people, they are distinctly humanistic and are inspired by a quiet space that is not necessarily serene.

His art is conceived in silence, is intuitive and spontaneous. Photography is a means for him to explore the unseen but universal in the familiar, pursue personal growth and self knowledge and create exceptional images.

He believes that photography is “The poetry of the moment, illuminated by the beauty of light”. 

III. EXHIBITIONS, LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS:

2015

Group Show - URBAN - Dylan Ellis Gallery - Toronto, Ontario

2013

Group Show as part of Contact 2013 - Patrick International Fine Art Gallery - Toronto

Perceptions 20/20 - 1920-2013 including works by Karsh, Gilbert, Reeves and more

2011

January 8 - February 20 - Rail's End Gallery Haliburton, "Cannes, France" Solo Exhibition

February 20 - Rail's End Gallery Haliburton, Lecture on Medium Format Photography

2010

November - Ryerson University Lecture

Cannes, France - Solo Exhibition of Medium Format Photography, Dylan Ellis Gallery, Toronto | Invite | Booklet

2008 

National Poetry Month Poster

2007

Osgoode Hall Law Society of Upper Canada in support of Lawyers Feed the Hungry

2005

The Globe & Mail – Neon Photos featured in the Architourist by Dave Leblanc

2004

Group Exhibition as part of Contact 2004

Scarborough Arts Council Juried exhibition “Flux”

Osgoode Hall Law Society of Upper Canada in support of Lawyers Feed the Hungry

2002

Group Exhibition as part of Contact 2003

Scarborough Arts Council Juried exhibition “Flux”

2001

Solo Exhibition

Remarkable Bean, Toronto

Contact Juried Group Show
Scarborough Arts Council Gallery
“Images of Toronto Architecture”

Scarborough Consillium Show
Scarborough Arts Council Juried Multi-Media Arts Exhibition
Consillium Place, Scarborough, Ontario

2000 "My Idea of North"
Solo Exhibition
Rail's End Gallery, Haliburton, Ontario
Old Country House, Haliburton, Ontario

Cover Photo for Shanghai Noodle Killing | Cover Art
By Ted Plantos
Published by Seraphim Editions

HOUSTON FOTO FEST 2000
registrant and participant

1999 - "Open Doors" Collaborative Exhibition
presented by the Scarborough Arts Council
as part of Artsweek '99
Scarborough Arts Council Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario

"The Toronto 38th Annual Outdoor Art Exhibition"
Group Show of 500 Artists, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

"My Idea of North"
Solo Exhibition
Elevator Photo Gallery & Framing, Toronto, Ontario

Scarborough Consillium Show
Scarborough Arts Council Juried Multi-Media Arts Exhibition
Consillium Place, Scarborough, Ontario

1998 -  "Industrial Mindscapes"
Solo Exhibition
Yorkville Public Library, Toronto, Ontario

"Open Doors" Collaborative Exhibition
presented by the Scarborough Arts Council
as part of Artsweek '98, Arts Toronto and A&E sponsors
The Juten Gallery Annex, Scarborough, Ontario

"The City Seen"
Scarborough Arts Council Juried Exhibition of Photography
Scarborough Civic Centre, Scarborough, Ontario

"Looking Into the Past: A Portfolio of Photographs from South Wilberforce and Haliburton County"
Solo Exhibition
Red Cross Museum, Wilberforce, Ontario

Contact '98
"Looking Into the Past: A Portfolio of Photographs from South Wilberforce and Haliburton County"
Solo Exhibition
Blue Begonia Restaurant, Toronto

Scarborough Consillium Show
Scarborough Arts Council Juried Multi-Media Arts Exhibition
Consillium Place, Scarborough, Ontario

1997 -"Looking Into the Past: A Portfolio of Photographs from South Wilberforce and Haliburton County"
Solo Exhibition
Rail's End Gallery, Haliburton, Ontario

Jet Fuel Coffee Shop
Paul Sanderson, Renn Scott Group Show
Toronto, Ontario 

Scarborough Consillium Show
Scarborough Arts Council Juried Multi-Media Arts Exhibition
Consillium Place, Scarborough, Ontario

"Industrial Mindscapes", "The Quiet Portfolio"
Solo Exhibition
Silver Shack, Toronto

1996 -  "Human Nature"
Group Show of Forty-Five Photographers sponsored by AGFA and Bayer
Jet Fuel Coffee Shop, Toronto

"The Toronto 35th Annual Outdoor Art Exhibition"
Group Show of 500 Artists, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

"Industrial Mindscapes"
Solo Exhibition
8 Elm Photo, Toronto

"Urban Images"  
Solo Exhibition
Blue Begonia Restauraunt, Toronto

"The France Portfolio: A Selection of Photographs"
Group Exhibition
Whitby, Ontario

1995 -  "Natural Inspirations"
Juried Collaborative Exhibition
Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre

5oth Anniversry Celebration
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources\
The Haliburton Guild of Fine Art

"Scarborough Depicted"
Juried Collaborative Exhibition
The Gallery, Scarborough Campus, University of Toronto\
Scarborough Arts Council 

"Photocoffee"
Collaboration exhibition of Twenty Photographers
Jet Fuel Coffee Shop, Toronto

"Exposed: A Portfolio of Urban Images"
Solo Exhibition
Scarborough Arts Council Gallery

"Toronto By Lens" Globe & Mail
Cement Silos, Port of Toronto

1994 -   White Wall Review Literary and Arts Journal
Ryerson Polytechnical University, Toronto

"Facades"
Scarborough Arts Council Juried Photography Exhibition
Scarborough Town Centre

"Four Photos of Greece"
Solo Exhibition
Iliada Cafe, Toronto

"The France Portfolio: A Selection of Photographs"
Solo Exhibition
Express Cafe, Toronto

IV. AWARDS:  

2001- Honourable Mention
1997 -   Award of Excellence
Scarborough Consillium Show
Scarborough Arts Council Juried Multi-Media Arts Exhibition
Consillium Place, Scarborough, Ontario

1984 -   Honourable Mention
The Toronto Star Photo Contest

V. GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

2001 - Lensfire

1999 - present The Liss Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Op Photo Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Internet Gallery

1997 The Ethel Curry Art Gallery
1st commercial gallery showing, images from "The France Portfolio...
and "Exposed: ...  Haliburton, Ontario

VI. CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:

BMG Music Canada
The Bay
Numerous Private Patrons