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Paul Merryman

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Untitled 2015, 2015 Acrylic and Ink on Paper 15" X 11.25" © Paul Merryman
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Element 10, 2015 Acrylic and Ink on Paper 30 X 22.25 X 0 Inches © Paul Merryman
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Element 9, 2014 Acrylic and Ink on Paper 30 X 22.25 X 0 Inches © Paul Merryman
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Element 8, 2014 Ink on Paper 30 X 22.25 X 0 Inches © Paul Merryman
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Element 7, 2014 Acrylic and Ink on Paper 22.25 X 30 X 0 Inches © Paul Merryman
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Element 6, 2014 Acrylic and Ink on Paper 22.25 X 30 X 0 Inches © Paul Merryman
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Untitled , 2013 Acrylic and Ink on Paper 15" X 11.25" © Paul Merryman 2013
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Element 4, 2013 Linocut Print With Acrylic Ink, Sumi Ink on Paper 30" X 22 1/4" © Paul Merryman 2013
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Element 3, 2013 Linocut Print With Acrylic Ink, Drawing Ink on Paper 30" X 22 1/4" © Paul Merryman 2013
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Element 2, 2013 Linocut Print, Acrylic Ink, Drawing Ink on Paper 30" X 22 1/4" © Paul Merryman 2013
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Element 1, 2013 Acrylic Ink, Linocut Print, Sumi Ink on Paper 30" X 22 1/4" © Paul Merryman 2013
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Growth Pattern 20, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 18" © Paul Merryman 2012
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Growth Pattern19, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 18" © Paul Merryman 2012
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Spectral Rift, 2012 Ink on Paper 20" X 91" - 7 Panels - Each Panel 20" X 13" © Paul Merryman 2012
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Growth Pattern 17, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 18" © Paul Merryman 2012
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Growth Pattern 16, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 24" © Paul Merryman 2012
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Growth Pattern 15, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 24" © Paul Merryman 2012
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Growth Pattern 13, 2011 Ink on Paper 30" X 22 1/4" © Paul Merryman 2011
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Growth Pattern 12, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 52" X 36" © Paul Merryman 2011
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Growth Pattern 11, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 52" X 36" © Paul Merryman 2011
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Facet, 2011 Ink on Paper 30" X 22.25" © Paul Merryman 2011
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Pulse, 2010 Watercolor & Ink on Paper 30" X 22.25" © Paul Merryman 2010
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Disentanglement, 2010 Ink on Paper 26.25" X 20" © Paul Merryman 2010
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Rupture, 2010 Watercolor & Ink on Paper 26.25" X 20" © Paul Merryman 2010
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Diptych, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 50" X 37.5" © Paul Merryman 2010
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Growth Pattern Green, 2009 Watercolor & Ink on Paper 30" X 22.25" © Paul Merryman 2009
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Growth Pattern Red, 2008 Watercolor & Ink on Paper 30" X 22.25" © Paul Merryman 2008
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Growth Pattern Flow, 2008 Watercolor & Ink on Paper 26.25" X 20" © Paul Merryman
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Bleak Night, 2007 Ink on Paper 22.25" X 15" © Paul Merryman 2007
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Little Oasis, 2007 Watercolor on Paper 15" X 11 1/8" © Paul Merryman 2007
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Force Fit, 2005 Watercolor & Ink on Paper 22.25" X 15" © Paul Merryman
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Moraga, California
Works in
Moraga, California
Schools
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Tags
watercolor painting drawing, abstract
Statement

My fundamental motivation in creating art is based upon my visual curiosity of structure, order and transformation that are underlying qualities of nature. I am fascinated with the constant flux intrinsic in nature.  As I begin a new work, a visual relationship develops between myself and the materials which guides me towards the completion of the artwork. This relationship is a fluid process of give and take which prompts my intuitive responses as I discover the path towards the artwork’s completion. The resulting artwork, an accumulation of layered imagery, physically embodies a composition of structural order in flux.

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Education

1986 Bachelor of Fine Arts,  University of California,  Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibitions

1994 Ann Arbor Public Library, Ann Arbor, MI

Group Exhibitions

2015 Berkeley Art Center, “Here!”, Berkeley, CA

         Berkeley Art Center, “Collect!”, Berkeley, CA

2014 Berkeley Art Center, “Here”, Berkeley, CA

         Berkeley Art Center, “Collect!”, Berkeley, CA

2013 Berkeley Art Center, "Array", Berkeley, CA

         California State Fair, “2013 Fine Arts Exhibition”, Sacramento, CA

         Pro Arts Gallery, "Transport: Where we go from here...", Oakland, CA

 

2012 Berkeley Art Center, "Wonder", Berkeley, CA

         California State Fair, “2012 Fine Arts Exhibition”, Sacramento, CA

         Sanchez Art Center, "Left Coast Annual", Pacifica CA

         Flow Art Space, "Purely Paper", Minneapolis, MN

2011 Berkeley Art Center, "Shine", Berkeley, CA

         Root Division, 10th Annual Auction, San Francisco, CA

         Berkeley Art Center, "California!", Berkeley, CA         

2010 Berkeley Art Center, "Green", Berkeley, CA

2009 Napa Valley Museum, "Take a Chance on Miniatures!", Yountville, CA

1993 Sally Cote Gallery, "Spring", San Francisco, CA

         Open Studios, Oakland, CA

1990 Westside Cafe Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1987 Livestock Gallery, "Mind Bending Freakism", Hollywood, CA

1986 Wright Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          Culver City Studios, Culver City, CA

Public Art Commission

1984 Mural project for UCLA Olympic Village, UCLA Olympic Committee, Los Angeles, CA

Awards

2012 California State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, Award of Excellence

            Juror: Brenda Louie, Artist and Art Professor at Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA

         California State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, Award of Merit

            Juror: Lial A. Jones, Director of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

         Artslant January Juried Show Winner

2011 Artslant November Juried Show Winner

2010 Artslant April Juried Show Winner

         Artslant May Juried Show Winner

Publications

2012 "Art Takes Miami", Artists Catalogue, International Publication

1986 Westwind Arts Magazine,  Los Angeles,  CA

1986 National Collegiate Arts Review,  Champagne,  IL

Press

1994 Ann Arbor News, “Untitled No. 1 is Mandatory Viewing”, by John Carlos Cantu, Ann Arbor, MI