Paul Kirley, ‘Noir d'Ivoire’, 2012, Artspace Warehouse

Paul Kirley creates visual experiences that connect people to art and spatial relationships. He blends his own photographs and acrylic paint on wood panels to create unique and dynamic urban scenes. Movements are juxtaposed with architectural elements from international locations. Paul Kirley uses photos he takes while traveling the world. He layers them to the wood. He then applies acrylic paint in geometric shapes as well as free forms onto the photographs to blend the urban scenes. His signature on the front of the artwork is etched into the acrylic paint and adds another interesting aspect to this unique artwork.

This blue and grey mixed-media artwork is 12" tall by 24" wide. The sides are painted black. It does not require framing. It is signed by the artist on the front of the artwork. Local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable US and worldwide shipping. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.

Paul Kirley lives and works in California. Paul grew up in a family of artists and designers. Art was an integral part of Paul’s life as a child. Kirley’s artistic influences include a connection to landscape, buildings and place through family exposure to architecture and landscape architecture. He discovered both photography and a love of 50’s abstract expressionist painting in his teens. He dreamed Kline brush strokes, Stieglitz compositions, and Rauschenberg combines. Kirley continues to explore spatial relationships that capture the essence of a place, how we move through a space in the world and within a piece of art, while exhibiting his artworks throughout the United States.

EDUCATION
1991 Art Center College of Design- Pasadena, CA
1989 Summer Internship, JOOP! Fashion Hamburg, Germany

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2013 John Denning Studio Gallery - Sonoma, CA
Artspace Warehouse Gallery- Los Angeles, CA
Arts Guild of Sonoma Gallery- Sonoma, CA
2012 Christofle Showroom- Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA
Enoteca Della Santina- Sonoma, CA
Venice Art Walk- Venice CA
Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA
Art Space Warehouse Gallery- Los Angeles, CA
Arts Guild of Sonoma Gallery- Sonoma, CA
Perrell Fine Art Gallery- Los Angeles, CA
2011 Artists Residency - Villa d’ Arte, Ventimiglia Italy, July
Arts Guild of Sonoma Gallery- Sonoma, CA
Perrell Fine Art Gallery- Los Angeles, CA
2010 Root Division- “H Sale”, group show- San Francisco
Artist Xchange Gallery- San Francisco, CA
“Views of the City”, group show
Enoteca Della Santina - Sonoma, CA
Arts Guild of Sonoma Gallery- Sonoma, CA
Perrell Fine Art Gallery- Los Angeles, CA
Venice Art Walk- Venice, CA
2009 Perrell Fine Art Gallery- Los Angeles, CA
Donghia Showroom, Pacific Design Center- Los Angeles, CA
Venice Art Walk- Venice- CA
2008 Perrell Fine Art Gallery- Los Angeles, CA
Art Expo New York- New York, NY
Venice Art Walk- Venice, CA
2007 Perrell Fine Art Gallery- Los Angeles, CA
M.J. Higgins Fine Art and Furnishings - Los Angeles, CA
Venice Art Walk- Venice, CA
2006 Perrell Fine Art Gallery- Los Angeles, CA
M.J. Higgins Fine Art and Furnishings- Los Angeles, CA
2005 Andrew Gray Showroom- Silverlake, CA
Girari Gallery and Showroom - Beverly Hills, CA
2004 AZU- Ojai, CA
Ken Dunipace Cancer Benefit- Hollywood , CA
2003 Our House Benefit- Beverly Hills, CA
Our House Gallery Show -DCA Gallery - Venice, CA
Cacao Art Gallery- West Los Angeles, CA
2002 Ken Dunipace Cancer Benefit- Hollywood , CA
Andrew Gray Showroom- Hollywood, CA
2001 Cacao Art Gallery- West Los Angeles, CA
2000 B-U-I-L-T- Silverlake, CA
1999 Westweek Design Exhibition
Pacific Design Center- West Hollywood, CA
Beverly Hills Hotel- Beverly Hills, CA
1998 Gallery of Functional Art- Santa Monica, CA
1993 Art Center College of Design- Pasadena, CA
1991 HBSA Furniture exhibit - New York, NY
1989 Sunset Magazine Western Design- Menlo Park, CA

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Ms. Katherine Bard- Bel Air, CA.
Mr. and Mrs. Harald Belker- Venice, CA
Ms. Zarina Bourque- Los Angeles, CA
Mr. and Mrs. P.Q. Chin- Honolulu, HI
Mr. Marek Djordevic’- Los Angeles, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Joe John Duran- Laguna Beach, CA
Mr. Keith Urban-Ms. Nicole Kidman- Los Angeles CA
Mr. Bret Elliot- Culver City, CA
Mr. Elan Gale- Los Angeles, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Alain Giraud- Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. “Coolio”- Los Angeles, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hill- Naples,CA
Mr. and Mrs. Knox Johnson- Hartland, VT
Mr. Douglas Juhn - Los Angeles, CA
Dr. and Mrs. Eduard Kagan- New York, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Karten- Venice, CA
Mr. Jovo Majstorovic- Pacific Palisades, CA
Mr. Jay Phillip McGraw- Los Angeles CA
Mr. Goutam Mitra- Angeles, CA
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen O'Connor- Pasadena, CA
Ms. Kearie Peak- Hollywood- CA
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pugh- Long Beach, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Walid Saba- Laguna Hills, CA
Mr. Noah Segan- Los Angeles, CA
Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Uehara- Austin, TX
Mr. Thomas Williams- Venice, CA
Linda Stienberg- Beverly Hills, CA
Tim Einwechter- Phoenix, AZ
Rodney Grove- Washington D.C.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kobylt- Brentwood, CA
Dr. Peter Lu- Beverly Hills, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Engheben- Malibu, CA
Mr. Robert Jensen- Los Angeles, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Harald Belker- Santa Monica, CA
Shannon Shapiro- Los Angeles, CA
William Brown - Malibu, CA

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
2008 Hotel Palomar- Westwood, CA
Sunset Marquis Hotel Presidential Villa, Hollywood, CA
2002 Cardiac Science Inc. - Irvine, CA
2000 Motorola Corporation- Pasadena, CA

Signature: Signed on the front

About Paul Kirley