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Paul Villinski

Paul Villinski

Paul Villinski has created studio and large-scale artworks for more than three decades. Villinski was born in York, Maine, USA, in 1960, and 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, New York, in 1984.

Public collections include the Museum of Arts and Design, NY; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, WY; National Soaring Museum, Elmira, NY; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL; Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME; Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; and Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR. Corporate collections include Fidelity Investments; Microsoft; Progressive Insurance; ADP; McCann Erickson International; New York Life; Ritz-Carlton; Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; Holland America Line; 21C Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY; The Alexander Hotel, Indianapolis, IN; Hotel Van Zandt, Austin, TX; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; and many others.

His work has frequently been reviewed in periodicals including ARTnews; Artforum; Art in America; Sculpture; Interior Design; Design Bureau; New York Magazine; ID; The New York Times; Wall Street Journal; Los Angeles Times; Washington Post; Houston Chronicle; International Herald Tribune; Village Voice; Seattle Times; New Haven Register; Toronto Star; Times-Picayune and many others.

Villinski has been a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Serenbe Institute, GA; Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; the Millay Colony, NY; the Ucross Foundation, WY; the Djerassi Foundation, CA; and the Villa Montalvo Arts Center, CA. He has lectured frequently in university and museum settings. He is represented in New York by Morgan Lehman Gallery; in New Orleans by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery; in Jackson Hole, Wyoming by Tayloe Piggot Gallery; and in Palm Desert, California, by Austin Art Projects.

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