Biography
Biography

PAUL WACKERS

The work I make is based on things and places I see, feel and keep close to me. I make them to try to understand what they are, what they mean, and how I should understand them. Many of the subjects are things that seem very familiar but through the process become confused or unreal because of the associations created within the picture. I try to remain open to whatever path they take me down.

- Paul Wackers, 2014

 

Paul Wackers was born New Haven, Connecticut in 1978. He graduated with is MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, and with his BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. Some of Paul’s solo exhibitions include Narwhal Projects (Toronto, ON), Alice Gallery (Brussels, Belgium), Eleanor Harwood Gallery (San Francisco, CA) and Morgan Lehman Gallery (New York, NY). Paul has also been in several group and two person shows, including New Image Art (Los Angeles, CA), Halsey McKay (East Hampton, NY), Frosch and Portmann (New York, NY), and Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA). His work is in many prominent private and public collections, including Chevron Corporation and Fidelity Investments.

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Paul Wackers at New Image Art February 16 - March 30, 2013
26 February, 2013
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Brooklyn Magazine Inside (Reluctant) Artist Paul Wackers Williamsburg Walkup
21 December, 2012
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'HABEAS CORPUS' At Hasley McKay Gallery Including works by Paul Wackers
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