Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Paul Butler is a post-disciplinary artist who’s practice includes hosting the Collage Party - a touring experimental studio established 1997, and directing the operations of The Other Gallery - a nomadic commercial gallery focused on overlooked artists’ practices established in 2001. In 2007, he founded the UpperTradingPost.com, an invitational website that facilitates artist trading. In 2008, he led an experimental residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts titled Reverse Pedagogy. He has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto; White Columns, New York City; Creative Growth Art Centre, Oakland and Sparwasser HQ, Berlin. His curatorial projects have included the works by Matthew Higgs, Mitzi Pederson, Harrell Fletcher, DearRaindrop and Guy Maddin. He has contributed writings to the book Decentre: Concerning Artist-run Culture and to the magazines Hunter & Cook, Bad Day and Canadian Art.
Portrait by: Wilford Barrington, 2011