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We are caught by our histories, the values we were raised with, our class, our capacity for knowledge. Antiquated images persist. Ideas rendered useless by time remain as flawed foundations. In my work they become advertisements burned in plywood, a beer can venetian blind, rugs buried in rugs. Well-crafted things that are useful outside of an art context, but exceptionally more complex within.


BIOGRAPHY

I'm a Chicago artist, curator, and gallery director. My artwork has been presented in parking lots, former mortuaries, museums, corporate lobbies, malls, galleries, homes, abandoned lots, faculty offices, and the windows of Tiffany's. As co-director of Slow I run an in/dependent gallery in the bathroom (Loo), brew curated beers (SmAB), and give tours of artwork under hotel beds at art fairs.

EDUCATION

MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
BA, California State University, San Bernardino, CA


SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • Later, capitalism (with Laura Davis), BAR4000, Chicago IL
  • Public School, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago IL

2013

  • Post Orientation (with Judith Brotman), Daly 208 Projects, Chestertown MD

2009

  • HAUNT, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • A Better Tomorrowland, SideCar, Hammond IN

2017

  • Preview 7: The whole is always smaller than its parts, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago IL
  • This too shall pass. So be it., Elijah Wheat Showroom, New York NY

2015

  • Snuff, Slow, Chicago IL
  • bring out your dead, Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago IL

2014

  • Burn it Down, Heaven, Chicago IL
  • The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2014, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington IN

2013

  • Wood Works, Averill and Bernard Leviton, A+D Gallery, Chicago IL

2012

  • Evil Is Interesting, Antena, Chicago IL
  • B.A.D. Beverly Arts Center, Chicago IL

2011

  • The (Un)Timely Death of Multiculturalism, Five Funerals Projects, Charnel House, Chicago IL
  • The Low down, Slow, Chicago IL
  • GOFFO, NEXT, Chicago IL
  • MDW Fair, Chicago IL
  • Food & Performance, Defibrillator, Chicago IL
  • SEXIER, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago IL

2010

  • Booze and Bacon, Slow, Chicago IL

2009

  • GroupSOLO, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago IL
  • If minimalism is pure, this is almost nothing included in Paul WHO? Slow, Chicago IL

2008

  • The Sparky Show, Schroeder Romero/Winkleman Gallery Project Space, New York NY
  • 29 by 92, Jacobs Center, Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, Alta Loma CA

2005

  • Politic of a Moment, Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL
  • Everybody Paints! Parlour, Chicago IL
  • Coming Home, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino CA

2004

  • Not of Iron, Illinois State Museum, Southern Illinois Artisans Shop & Visitor Center, Whittington IL
  • Not of Iron, Illinois State Museum, Lockport Gallery, Lockport IL

2003

  • Burlesque Tartare: The Last Tartare, Hot House, Chicago IL
  • 9th Annual University Art Exhibition: Recent Alumni from SAIC, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster IN
  • Not of Iron, Illinois State Museum Society, Springfield IL

2002

  • Not of Iron, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, Chicago IL
  • Thrill II, Joymore Gallery, Chicago IL

2001

  • The First Annual Parking Lot Biennale, Chicago IL
  • The Arcades Project: Assimilation, Disappearance, and the Mall, Borkholder Dutch Village, Nappanee IN

2000

  • Find, MN Gallery, Chicago IL
  • 401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL
  • ArtWindows2000, Tiffany & Co, Chicago IL

RESIDENCY

2017-2018 BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Chicago Artists Coalition

SELECTED CURATION

2017

  • You Can't Do That Shit on Television, Katy Collins & Vanessa Valliere, Laura Davis, Meg Duguid, Jason Dunda, Brent Garbowski, Jessica Hannah, John Henley, International Chefs of Mystery, Dylan Jones, Catie Olson, Julie Potratz, Leone Reeves, Kate Sierzputowski, Molly Shea, Ellis Von Sternberg, Loo, Chicago IL

2016

  • CARCASS: Nothing is Ending, Nothing can Change (a slight return), Academy Records, Loo, Chicago IL
  • SPF 666, Dylan Jones & Molly Shea, co-curation with Paul Hopkin, Slow, Chicago IL

2015

  • Losing My Shit, Katy Carolina Collins & Stephnie Weir, Loo, Chicago IL
  • GILDED PROSCENIUM, Matthew Lusk, Ryan Michael Pfeiffer & Rebecca Walz, co-curation with Paul Hopkin, Slow, Chicago IL
  • Pure Fume, Jessica Hannah, Loo, Chicago IL

2014

2010

  • FREE LOVE, Mican Morgan & Porous Walker, Slow, Chicago IL

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

"Review: Burn It Down/Heaven Gallery" Meredith Wilson, Newcity Art

Review: Paul Hopkin/Loo” Kate Sierzputowski, Newcity Art

“‘Gallerybrewing’ Is Now a Thing in the Chicago Art Scene” Jason Foumberg, Chicago Magazine

Eye Exam: Second to None” Jason Foumberg, Newcity Art

Talking Slow in Ad Hoc: Seven Interviews With Exhibition Projects” Caroline Picard, Bad at Sports

Art you can eat: F&P at Defibrillator” Laura Molzahn, WBEZ 91.5

GroupSOLO at Swimming Pool Project Space” Eric Wennermark, Chicago Now: Art Talk Chicago

Eye Exam: All in a Night’s Work” Justin Natale, Newcity Art