Paul Wackers was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1978. He graduated with his BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC with a degree in Fine Arts, and earned his MFA in Paintings from the San Francisco Art Institute. Wackers has exhibited nationally and internationally in Belgium, Denmark, Canada, Peru, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY.


He completed a large-scale public mural for The James Hotel (New York, NY) and has been featured in Paper Magazine, Hyperallergic, Juxtapoz, New American Painting, and Art Practical. He was a visiting artist lecturer at Brooklyn College, and has participated in residencies at Byrdcliffe Guild (Woodstock, NY) and the Nordic Artist’s Centre Dale (Sunnfjord, Norway). In 2009 he won the Tournesol Award from the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA), and was a SECA award finalist.


His work is held in numerous private and public collections, including the Chevron Corporation (San Ramon, CA), Fidelity Investments (Boston, MA), Wellington Management (Boston, MA), New York Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY), University of Texas Southwest Medical Center (Dallas, TX), and the West Collection (Oaks, PA). 



Juxtapoz Magazine Juxtapoz and Friends Present “Surf Craft,” A Benefit + Auction for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
WWD Artists and Designers Rally to Help Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico
Hyperallergic Beer with a Painter: Paul Wackers
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Harper's Magazine Browsings
Sight Unseen Saturday Selects
Emporium's Paul Wackers – Early Settlers @ Morgan Lehman Gallery
Hamptons Art Hub NYC Gallery Scene - New Shows to Know
PotatoMike Paul Wackers: Early Settlers
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SFGATE Complements at Minnesota Street
Agenda Paul Wackers
Sight Unseen Exhibition Excerpt
Paper Keep Calm and Carry On Seeing Art: Everything We Saw and Heard at Last Night's Opening
PR Newswire The James New York Debuts New Public Art Project In Collaboration With Grey Area And Contemporary Artist Paul Wackers

10 Underrated Artists From Brooklyn

Art Fever
Encounters in the Art World
Juxtapoz Magazine

Preview: Paul Wackers "Almost Somewhere"

Pull The Metal
Paul Wackers - Finding Beauty In Normality
Canadian Art Junkie
Paul Wackers: Custodians & Collectors
Fecal Face


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