Born 1977, Canada.
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Selected Press

Flash Art, Review: “Paul P. Centaurs on the Beach”, Alex Bennett, 12 August 2020
AnOtherMag
, Paul P., the Artist Making Dreamy Paintings From Vintage Gay Erotica, Francesca Gavin, 18 March 2020
Artforum
, Review: Paul P. Queer Thoughts, Charity Coleman, February 2020
After Nyne
, The Ghosts and Relicts of The Rex Prisms, Benjamin Murphy, 11 April 2016

Solo Exhibitions

2022

Vespertilians, Maureen Paley: Studio M, London, UK
Early Skirmishes, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway
Friendly in the Knife-edged Moment, Oakville Galleries, Ontario, Canada

2021

Bacchante with lowered eyes, Queer Thoughts, New York, NY, USA

2020

Centaurs on the Beach, Maureen Paley: Morena di Luna, Hove, UK
Gamboling Green, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

2019

Arrière-pensée, Lulu, Mexico City
Slim Volume, Queer Thoughts, New York

2017

Civilization (inverted), Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver, Canada

2016

The Rex Prisms, Maureen Paley, London, UK

2015

Civilization Coordinates, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2014

The Homosexual Lovers Throughout the Ages Party, Broadway 1602, New York, USA

2013

Escritoire Nancy, Andrew Roth, New York, USA
Doe Ye Nexte Thynge, The Suburban, Oak Park, USA

2012

Something Cloudy, Something Clear, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada
The “X” Factor in Beholding, Tempo Rubato, Tel Aviv, Israel

2011

A World of Love, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Dry Neptune, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

2010

Sherbert in Damascus, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA

2008

Venice, Venice, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Inclinations, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA
When Ghost Meets Ghost, Maureen Paley, London, UK©

2007

Par temps gris, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Dusks, Lamplights, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Place Names, the Place, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA

2006

Blue and Opal, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
The Yellow Room, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA

2005

A Grey Note, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japen
Grey and Gold, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ArtForum, Berlin, Germany
Les pas effaces, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2004

In the Shadow of Young Girls in Bloom, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria
The Peacock Room, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, USA
Blue Hydrangea, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
The Sweet Cheat Gone, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Canada

2003

Last Flowers, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA

2002

Pink Gothic, Solo Exhibition, Toronto, Canada

Two Person Exhibitions

2020

As long as you want, Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand
Temple of Friendship, G.B. Jones and Paul P., Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2018

The thin gate clanged, Paul P. and B. Wurtz, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

2017

G.B. Jones and Paul P.: Born Yesterday, Participant Inc, New York, USA

Group Exhibitions

2022

Reciprocity, Marinaro, New York, USA
Abundance, Queer Thoughts, New York, USA
The Male Gaze: From Larry Stanton to Now, The Artist Room, London, UK

2021

Frida Love and Pain, High Line Nine, New York, NY, USA
The Sublime in Nature, 24 Cork Street, London, UK
Splitting circle, Unit 17, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Particularities, X Museum Beijing, China
Houseguest: Shadows Fall Down, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Pride 2021, Caviar20, Toronto, Canada

2020

And there I lay down on the ground, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, Austria
Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Top 20 of 2020, Caviar20, Toronto, Canada

2019

Expanded Painting, Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Nurikabe, Tetsuo’s Garage, Nikko, Japan
They Gaze, James Fuentes, New York
Portraits, Foxy Production, New York
The Suitcase show, smac, Cape Town, South Africa

2018

Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Belonging to a Place, Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC, USA

2017

Nature’s Way, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
Belonging to a Place, Scrap Metal, Toronto, Canada
Form and Volume, CF Hill Art Space, Stockholm, Sweden
Heartbreak Hotel, Invisible Exports, New York, USA
We are safe and all is well in the world, Scrap Metal, Toronto, Canada

2016

In Wonderland, Tempo Rubato, New York, USA

2014

Whitney Biennal 2014, New York, USA
Tony Greene: Iceberg Projects, Chicago, USA

2013

Lesson in Anatomy, Tempo Rubato, Tel Aviv, Israel
Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Paolo Viancini Studio, Venice, Italy
The Painting Project, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, Canada

2012

Props for Memory, Invisible Exports, New York, USA.
Synesthesia, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
aye – dunkelblau, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany
Fine Art Photography, 3A Gallery, New York, USA

2011

Invitation to the Voyage, Algus Greenspon, New York, USA.
Les paris sont ouverts, Freud Museum, London, UK
Compass: drawings from the MoMA, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

2010

Compass in Hand, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Art on Paper 2010, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, USA
Male, Maureen Paley, London, UK
Holes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA
Boy, oh Boy!, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, USA

2009

Compass in Hand, MoMA, New York, USA
Fixstern: 100 Jahre Kunst auf Papier, Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottdorf, Schleswig, Germany
Naked!, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA

2008

The Boys of Summer, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA
The Big Gift, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Male, White Columns, New York, USA / Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2007

People Take Pictures of Each Other, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, USA
Sweet Bird of Youth, Arndt& Partner, Berlin, Germany
Some Kind of Portrait, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Crack the Sky, Biennale de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction, de Pury and Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland

2006

People, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy
I Love My Scene, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
Image Is Gone, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria

2005

This Hard, Gem-Like Flame, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, USA
La beaute de l’enfer, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

2004

Origins of Harold, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Heavenly Creatures, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Happy Times Are Here Again, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, USA
Rimbaud, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA
She’s Come Undone, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, USA
Colored Pencil, KS Art, New York, USA
Republic of Love, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
It’s About Memory, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
Now is a Good Time, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA

2003

My People were Fair…, Team Gallery, New York, USA
Teenage Rebel, Galerie du jour agnes b, Paris, France
Today’s Man, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA / Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Now Playing, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, USA
Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA

2002

Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

2001

Wall Art, Other Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

Bibliography

2022

–––, Events in Oakville this weekend: August 12-14, oakvillenews.org, 11 August 2022

2021

Dooley, Tatum, Paul P., Border Crossings, Issue 156, p. 146-147
Westall, Mark, David Zwirner Launches: Platform, fadmagazine.com, 20 May 2021
Hampton, Chris, Paul P.: Lyrical and Transient, NGC Magazine, 13 May 2021
–––, Paul P., drawingroomplay.com, 2 March 2021

2020

Bennett, Alex, Paul P. “Centaurs on the Beach” Maureen Paley/ Morena di Luna, Hove, flash---art.com, 12 August 2020
Coleman, Charity, Paul P.: Queer Thoughts, Artforum, Feb 2020
Cepeda, Gaby, Paul P., Art in America, Feb 2020
Cepeda, Gaby, Paul P.’s ghostly portraits link vintage porn to art historical tradition, artnews.com, 14 January 2020
Gavin, Francesca, Paul P., the Artist Making Dreamy Paintings From Vintage Gay Erotica, anothermag.com, 18 March 2020
Durbin, Andrew, Missing Galleries Amid Covid-19? Check Out these Exhibitions Behind Closed Doors, Frieze.com, 20 March 2020
Perry, Barlow, Paul P. – Centaurs on the Beach, paris-la.com, 31 March 2020
Slenske Michael, Bodies & Soul, Thomas Lavin, Galerie Magazine, Winter 2020/2021, Issue No. 20, Galerie Media Group LLC, New York, USA, p.140 - 141, 11 December 2020
–––, Paul P. at Morena di Luna, contemporaryartdaily.com, 30 April 2020

2019

Turgeon, Alex, Review: Paul P., Queer Thoughts, Canadian Art, Dec 2019

2018

Gould, Emily, “Peep Show”, BOOKFORUM, April/May 2018, p 32.
–––, “The Thin Gate Clanged” at Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, blouinartinfo.com, 31 May 2018.

2017

Rowe, Astarte and Christopher, Polysemic Floralities in Contemporary Gay Art and Eros, essay written on the occasion of the exhibition ‘We are safe and all is well in our world’ at Scrap Metal, Toronto, 2017.

2016

Paul P at Maureen Paley, contemporaryartdaily.com, 25 April 2016.
Clarke, Bill, Paul P., Modern Painters, April 2016, pp. 104-105.
Murphy, Benjamin, The Ghosts and Relicts of The Rex Prisms, afternyne.com, 14 April 2016.

2015

Dick, Terence, Paul P. at Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, akimbo.ca, 27 October 2015.
Northcross, Wayne, How Customized Furniture and Commissioned Art Can Transform a Home, observer.com, 22 October 2015.

2014

Russeth, Andrew, Paul P.: The Homosexual Lovers Throughout the Ages Party, galleristny.com, 09 April 2014.
Wolin, Joseph R., Paul P., The Homosexual Lovers Throughout the Ages Party (2014), timeout.com/newyork, 31 March 2014

2013

Bozzini, Didi, Roger Ballen, Ryan Medoza, Paul P., Galleria Massimo Minini Belisele, Dery et al. The Painting Project/Le Projet Peinture, Galerie de l’UQAM Venice Surfers, Paris, LA, #9

2012

The best designed, most inviting blank space w/ Dennis Cooper, Richardson, A6
Mizrahi, Liav, The ‘X’ Factor in Beholding, Haaretz, April 11

2011

Rosenberg, Karen, Invitation to the Voyage, The New York Times, 22 September 2011.

2010

Davies, Dean Mayo, Paul P – Sherbert in Damascus, i-donline.com, 9 November 2010.
Ghon, George, Be a Man, Wonderland, September-October 2010, p.50.
Kunitz, Daniel, Paul P.: Sherbert in Damascus, artinfo.com, 4 November 2010.
Muñoz-Alonso, Lorena. “Male.” Kaleidoscope (September), p.122.
Sherwin, Skye, Exhibitions: Male, Guardian Guide, 4 September 2010, p.39.
Stephenson, Sarah, Paul P’s New Body, artinamericamagazine.com, 29 October 2010.

2009

Hall, Emily, Paul P. Inclinations, Artforum, March 2009.
Wolin, Joseph, Paul P. Inclinations, Time Out New York, 22 January 2009.
Johnson, Ken, Paul P. Inclinations, New York Times, 8 January 2009.
The New Yorker, Ed., Goings On, Paul P., 5 January 2009.
Miles, Christopher, Paul P. at Marc Selwyn Fine Art, LA Weekly, 1 January 2009.
Rettemeyer, Christian, The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection; Catalogue Raisonné, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

2008

Pagel, David, Paul P. at Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles Times, 18 December 2008.
van Bennekom, Jop, Paul P., Butt, Winter 2008.
Aletti, Vince, MALE: from the collection of Vince Aletti
PPP Editions/Andrew Roth, 2008.
Zhong, Fan, Paul P. Show, Interview, November 2008.
Brouns, Jesse, Lieve Jongens, Blend, September 2008.
Velasco, David, Paul P., Museo, No. 9, 2008.
Verdon, Xavier, …si le loup y etait, il nous mangerait!, Traffic, spring/summer 2008.

2007

Reckitt, Helena, Voices- Paul P., NYArts, November/December 2007.
Clarke, Bill, Paul P., Canadian Art, Winter 2007.
Hanley, William, Review: Place Names, the Place, ARTnews, October 2007.
Krishtalka, Sholem, Decadent, Decaying Romance, Xtra!, 13 September 2007.
McGinley, Ryan, High Art, The Advocate, 14 August 2007.
Gaboue, Stephane, Young Men in Repose, Anthem, May 2007.
Yve, Mike. Paul P., PREF, May 2007.
Baerwaldt, Wayne, Crack the Sky, 5th Biennale de Montreal / Public35
Hicklin, Aaron “Not-So-Tough Guys”, Out, May 2007.
Fraser-Cavassoni, Natasha, Paul P.: Studio View, Interview, May 2007.
Yannick Barbe, Nonchaloir, TETU, April 2007.

2006

Les visages de Paul P. , Blast, Winter 2006.
Ceh, Yan, Paul P. et le tresor cache, Jalouse, September 2006.
Voight, Rebecca, “Drawing from Phototgraphs”, Zoo, Spring 2006.
Dos Santos, Marcelo, The Line of Beauty, Attitude, March 2006.
Melendez, Franklin, The Avant Marriage of Fashion and Art, SOMA, March 2006.
Cobb, Michael, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Bloom, They Shoot Homos.., #2, 2006.

2005

Bollen, Christopher, Headshots, VMAN, spring/summer 2005.
Ryan, Julie, Paul P. in Vienna, C Magazine, spring 2005.
Maculan, Lena, Junge Kunst aus Kanada: die Portrats von Paul P., Parnass, March 2005.
Cucco, Susanna, Coups de Coeur, L’Officiel Hommes, spring/summer 2005.

2004

Uovo Drawings 2004, Uovo, #9, December 2004.
Aigner, Claudia, “Suchtig nach dem Ruckwartsgang”, Weiner Zeitung, 17 December 2004.
Garulli, Lavinia, et al., Mixed Paint, Flash Art, November 2004.
Watson, Simon, Blue Hydrangea, Issue, #8, Fall 2004.
Ribas, Joao, She’s Come Undone, Time Out New York, 1 July 2004.
Martin, Merritt, “Jack Pierson and Paul P.”, Dallas Observer, 17 June 2004.
Sworn, Corin, “Republic of Love”, Canadian Art, Summer 2004.
Hellman, Michel, “Eros et Thanatos”, Le Devoir, Montreal, March 28 2004.
Eden, Xandra, “Republic of Love”, Power Plant, Toronto, Spring 2004.

2003

New Yorker, Ed., Goings On, “My People were fair…”, 17 November 2003.
Watson, Simon, “Post Bubble”, Issue, #7, Fall 2003.
K48, #4, 2003.
New Yorker, Ed., Goings On, “Now Playing”, 4 August 2003.
Cotter, Holland, Paul P., New York Times, 18 July 2003.
Rimanelli, David, Entries, Artforum, Summer 2003.
BorderCrossings, Art Pages, #85, Spring 2003.

2002

Hackett, Sophie. Beautiful Politics, Xtra!, 4 April 2002.

Publications

Doe Ye Nexte Thynge, 2013
Last Flowers, Invisible Exports/Downtown Arts, 2012, text by Daniel Reich, 2012
The Radiant Guest (Paul P. and Scott Treleaven), Publication Studios, Toronto, 2011
The Pink Book, Daniel Reich Gallery, 2010, text by Harold Montague
Venice, Venice, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 2009
Paul P.- When Ghost Meets Ghost / Peter Hujar, Maureen Paley, 2008, text by Vince Aletti
Blue and Silver, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2007, text by Francois Jonquet
Nonchaloir, Powerhouse books, 2007, text by Collier Schorr
Places Names, the Place, Daniel Reich Gallery, 2007, text by David Velasco
The Yellow Room, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 2006, text by Vince Aletti
Grey and Gold, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2005, text by Michel Bulteau

Collections

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, New York
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
RBC Art Collection
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Glenbow Museum, Calgary Alberta
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Art, Providence
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles