Paul Villinski has created studio and large-scale artworks for more than three decades. Villinski was born in York, Maine, USA, in 1960, son of an Air Force navigator. He has lived and worked in New York City since 1982. A scenic route through the educational system included stops at Phillips Exeter Academy and the Massachusetts College of Art, and a BFA with honors from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1984. He lives with his partner, the painter Amy Park, and their son, Lark, in their studios in Long Island City, NY.
His work has been included in numerous exhibitions nationally, recently including the solo exhibitions “Paul Villinski: Burst” at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX and “Passage: A Special Installation,” at the Blanton Museum, University of Texas, Austin. Recent group shows include “Material Transformations” at the Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, AL; “Re: Collection,” at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; “Making Mends,” at the Bellevue Museum of Arts, Bellevue, WA; and “Prospect .1,” an international Biennial in New Orleans, LA. “Emergency Response Studio,” a FEMA trailer transformed into an off-the-grid mobile artist’s studio, was the subject of a solo exhibition at Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX; the exhibition also travelled to Ballroom Marfa, in Marfa, TX; Wesleyan University’s Zilkha Gallery, Middletown, CT; and the trailer was featured in the New Museum’s “Festival of Ideas for the New City”, in New York, NY.
Paradigm, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY (upcoming Sept; catalog)
Paul Villinski: Burst, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Alight, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY
Passage (Special Installation) The Blanton Museum, University of Texas, Austin
Passage, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)
Glidepath, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Emergency Response Studio, Rice University Gallery, Houston, TX (catalog);
Also traveled to Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX; The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin, TX;
and Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Pulse Art Fair, Miami, FL, exhibited by Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY