Paul Moshammer - Artist Statement
As long as I can remember I have had the urge to create.
While over the years I have moved from drawing to painting or from printmaking to sculpture, I am always searching for the right way of expressing myself. Currently I go back and forth between wood sculpture and works on paper that are a combination of drawing and writing.
Gathering and accumulating materials plays an important part in my sculptural process. The specific materials I have been using in my present sculptures include reclaimed wood, hardware and found objects. In my works on paper I combine organic looking shapes- executed in bright watercolors- with black ink writing that juxtaposes the shapes.
In both my sculptural work and my works on paper, faces and figures are a re-occuring theme. Through my art work I filter my experiences, express my sense of humor and explore who
I am; a man between two continents, pushing borders,
finding limits and breaking rules.
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1984-88 Equivalent BA, Wiener Kunstschule, Vienna, Austria
1979-84 HBLV-Spengergasse, Institute for textile design, Vienna, Austria
2002-present Studio manager, Creativity Explored,
Art center for adults with disabilities, S.F., CA.
1999-2008 Framer, Creativity Explored,
1991-present Instructor, Creativity Explored
1999-2001 Instructor, CCSF continuing education, S.F., CA.
1997-2000 Instructor, mural workshop, the Havurah Youth Center, S.F., CA.
1993-1998 Member of the Artist Guild of San Francisco, S.F., CA.
1990-1995 Member, Fort Mason Printmakers, S.F., CA.
1991 Guest artist workshops, Coming home Hospice, S.F., CA.
ONE PERSON EXHIBITION:
1992-2011 Open Studios, S.F., CA.
2000 Friday the thirteenth west, S.F., CA.,
1999 Design Austria, Vienna, Austria
1995-1997 Boonville Hotel, Boonville, CA.,
1987 Kunstschule-Wien Lazarettgasse 20, Vienna, Austria
1986 Gallery of the Cafe Museum, Vienna, Austria
2011 'Retrospective' Inclusions gallery, S.F., CA.
2011 "5 Now" Inclusions gallery, S.F., CA.
2010 "5 Now" Gruenwald studio, S.F., CA.
2007-2009 Jack Fischer Gallery, S.F., CA.
2000-2008 Artist gallery of the SFMOMA, S.F., CA.
2006-2007 Cultural Nomads, 226 Shotwell , S.F., CA.
2002 A figurative show, Virginia Breier Gallery, S.F., CA.
2000 Creatures and Critters, MOMA rental Gallery, S.F., CA.
2000 Once upon a time, Terrain Gallery, S.F., CA.
2000 The Cardinal points, Terrain Gallery, S.F., CA.
1996-2000 Visual Aid, Big Deal, S.F., CA.
1998 Chairs, 333 Bush street, S.F., CA.
1997 Art Festival, Crested Butte, CO.
1996 Office of Mayor W. Brown, S.F., CA.
1995 In every our own, Lugagge store Gallery, S.F., CA.
1994 Magic Christmas towers, S.F. shopping center, S.F., CA.
1994 San Francisco production company, S.F., CA.
1992-1993 ARU Gallery, Invitational, S.F., CA.
1992 Fort Mason Printmakers exhibit, CCSF, S.F., CA.