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Statement:

My work is autobiographical. I am a recovering drug addict dealing with depression and anxiety. The subject matter in my work pertains to acceptance which stems from my day to day struggles with darkness. Often times, the darkness comes out during my process only to get covered in layering, sort of like a battle unfolding on canvas. Usually i won’t stop painting until some form of hope arises.

 

Paul Cooley

American; Born 1989

Self Taught

Living and working in New York City

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 March - Contra Gallery - New York, NY (two person)

2017 November – “Hello My Friends” Contra Gallery - New York, NY

2017 April – “Paintings About Today” Aloft | Artist in Residence Show - LIC, NY

2015 December - “THANKS” Opa-Locka Executive Airport - Miami, FL

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 November - “Conduits” ATO gallery - New York, NY

2018 October - “High Conctrast” 212 Arts - New York, NY

2018 May – “Sanctioned” Arts Warehouse - Delray Beach, FL (three person)

2017 November – “NARTCAN” AXOM Gallery - Rochester, NY

2017 June – Urban Art Fair Dorian Grey Projects Booth 608 - New York, NY

2016 December - Red Dot Art Fair Dorian Grey Projects Booth R604 - Miami, FL

2016 December - “Alive Today” Deli Grocery New York - Miami, FL

2016 June - “Dorian Grey Watermil Opening” Dorian Grey Gallery - Hamptons, NY

2015 April - “Dorian Grey Art Invitational” Dorian Grey Gallery - NewYork, NY

 

Awards

2016 September | Winner Iowa State Acquisition

 

Media & Publications

2019 - MILK June 18th 2019

2019 - CBS Blue Bloods (Season 9)

2018 - CultBytes November 21st 2018 (‘CONDUITS’ exhibition)

2017 - ABC 13 Rochester New York December 15th 2017 (‘NARTCAN’ exhibition)

2017 - Rochester City Newspaper Arts&Entertainment Dec. 13th 2017 (‘NARTCAN’ exhibition)

2017 - NYCplugged November 17th 2017 (Hello My Friends exhibition)

2017 - Iowa State Daily Feb 23rd 2017

2016 - “Southbound” Independent Film 2016

2016 - VICELAND ‘Abandoned’ S01E06

2015 - H&M Lifestyle Campaign, USA

2014 - Nylon Singapore, Singapore

 

 

Residency

July 2017 – CircusAid Artist in residence |  Athens, Greece

June 2016 – Duo Artist Collective | Los Angeles, California

 

 

Collection

Iowa State University Art On Campus Collection - AMES, IA

B2 Ventures - Franklyn, TN

Brian Stevens - Los Angeles, CA

Phillip Kaplan – New York, NY

Dr. Khodabakhsh –Beverly Hills, CA

 

Paintings are also held in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Canada.