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Norm Paris
updated: 11/08/2010
website: www.normparis.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Holding It Together (Pistol Pete)
Holding It Together (Pistol Pete) detail
Apostles I, II
Apostles II (detail)
Tondo (The Fordham Wall Still Stands)
Michael Jordan Bust II
Installation View (Holding It Together, Tondo, Jordan Bust II, Apostles I, II)
Cleveland Municipal (Adoration and Judgment)
Cleveland Municipal (Adoration and Judgment) detail
Angels (Solar and Wind)
Ecstasy
Son Of Arnold
The Funeral (from the Disasters of War suite)
The Rubble (from the Disasters of War suite)
Michael Jordan, Save The World
 
Portfolio Keywords:  landscape, psychological, identity, obsessive, architecture, conceptual, narrative, figurative, surreal, political
 
 
Holding It Together (Pistol Pete) by Norm Paris
Holding It Together (Pistol Pete)
Graphite
2010
55 " x  42 " 
Holding It Together (Pistol Pete) detail by Norm Paris
Holding It Together (Pistol Pete) detail
Graphite
2010
Dimensions variable
Apostles I, II by Norm Paris
Apostles I, II
Graphite
2010
80" x  30" 
Apostles II (detail) by Norm Paris
Apostles II (detail)
Graphite
2010
Dimensions variable
Tondo (The Fordham Wall Still Stands) by Norm Paris
Tondo (The Fordham Wall Still Stands)
Graphite
2010
42" x  42" 
Michael Jordan Bust II by Norm Paris
Michael Jordan Bust II
Graphite, Forton MG
2010
30" x  32"  x 13" 
Installation View (Holding It Together, Tondo, Jordan Bust II, Apostles I, II) by Norm Paris
Installation View (Holding It Together, Tondo, Jordan Bust II, Apostles I, II)
Graphite, Forton MG
2010
Dimensions variable
Cleveland Municipal (Adoration and Judgment) by Norm Paris
Cleveland Municipal (Adoration and Judgment)
Graphite
2010
60" x  52" 
Cleveland Municipal (Adoration and Judgment) detail by Norm Paris
Cleveland Municipal (Adoration and Judgment) detail
Graphite
2010
Dimensions variable
Angels (Solar and Wind) by Norm Paris
Angels (Solar and Wind)
Ink
2009
30" x  22" 
Ecstasy by Norm Paris
Ecstasy
Ink
2009
15" x  15" 
Son Of Arnold by Norm Paris
Son Of Arnold
Casein, Forton MG, Concrete, Wood, Metal
2007
168" x  132"  x 106" 
The Funeral (from the Disasters of War suite) by Norm Paris
The Funeral (from the Disasters of War suite)
Etching
2009
22 " x  36 " 
The Rubble (from the Disasters of War suite) by Norm Paris
The Rubble (from the Disasters of War suite)
Etching
2007
24" x  36" 
Michael Jordan, Save The World by Norm Paris
Michael Jordan, Save The World
Casein, Forton MG, Kite String
2005
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
Growing up in the Cleveland, Ohio and witnessing its recent industrial and civic history has profoundly influenced the way I think about space in my own work. My drawings attempt to create a place where leisure obsessions inflect a surreal, meandering architectural project. Building materials reconstruct old renaissance paintings; these sites in turn allude to the lives of bygone professional sportsmen. I am interested in over-built structures, struggling icons, and failed reenactments of old myths.

Artist Bio / CV

NORM PARIS

 

EDUCATION

MFA in Painting and Printmaking, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2002

BFA in Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2000

Yale at Norfolk Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT, 1999


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2010

Reinventing Ritual, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

 

2009

Reinventing Ritual, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

Vintage Violence, Space 414, Brooklyn, NY

Pulling From History, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

2008

Art On Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Artcrush, Jenny Jaskey Gallery at the home of Matthew and Gabrielle Canno, Philadelphia, PA

The Big Questions: The West Collection at T.E.D., Monterey, CA

A Kiss for the Mezuzah, The Jewish Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

NEXT Chicago, The West Collection, Chicago, IL

 

2007

HUDDLE, Tower Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Naked Paper, Jenny Jaskey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

2006

The Hedonistic Imperative, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX

Whisper Down The Lane, Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Vernacular Spectacular, Meyerson Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Works On Paper, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, juror: Cornelia Butler

 

2005

Michael Jordan, Save The World, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

The Hedonistic Imperative, Jack The Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, NY

 

2004

Squint, Jack The Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, NY

Works On Paper, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA, juror: Jordan Kantor

 

2003

The Golden Limo Show, mobile exhibit from Milwaukee to New York, curator: Frankie Martin

Bling Bling, Tacony-Palmyra Flea Market, Project Room, Philadelphia, PA

 

                                2002

Pier Walk, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, curator: Dave Hickey

 

COLLECTIONS

 

The Jewish Museum, New York, NY www.thejewishmuseum.org

The West Collection, Oaks, PA, www.westcollection.org

Dave Hickey, Las Vegas, NV

 

                 TEACHING

 

Assistant Professor in Drawing, Rhode Island School of Design, Foundation Studies, 2008-present

Lecturer in Printmaking, Yale School of Art, Painting and Printmaking Department, 2003-2008

Faculty, Drawing, Yale at Norfolk Summer School of Art, 2006, 2009

Faculty, Printmaking, Yale at Norfolk Summer School of Art, 2004 - present