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PAUL RICHARD AHO

 

620 Madison Street #302, Paducah, Kentucky 42001

paulaho54@gmail.com • www.paul-aho.com • 561.827.9832

 

EDUCATION

 

1979 MFA, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

1977 BFA, Magna Cum Laude, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

1974 Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Florida

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2010 The Santo Foundation 2010 Individual Artist Award, The Santo Foundation, St. Louis, MO; Barbara O’Brien, juror

2008 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship, Metro-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council

1995 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship, Metro-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council

1993 Juror’s Merit Award, New American Talent, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas; Kerry Brougher, juror

1987 Ubertalli Memorial Award for Artistic Achievement, Palm Beach County Cultural Council

1984 Award of Merit, Boston Printmakers 36th National Exhibition, Brockton Art Museum, Brockton, MA; Clifford Ackley, juror

1980 Award of Merit, 29th Annual All-Florida Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

1978 Purchase Award, National Exhibition of Drawings and Prints, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; Nancy Graves, juror

Purchase Award, Southeastern Graphics Annual, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Philip Hulitzer Merit Award, 39th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016 Paul Aho, Hotel 1865, Paducah, Kentucky

2015, Shift, Ruth Baggett Gallery, Paducah, Kentucky

2014, Dreaming Out Loud, Shrode Art Center, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois

2010 From There to Here, Jefferson Street Studios, Paducah, Kentucky

2010 Martin County Cultural Center, Martin County Council for the Arts, Stuart, Florida

2009 Here and Now, Present Global Art Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida

2005 Push 2 Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida

2004 Kinzelman Art Consultants, Houston, Texas

The Impossibility of..., Mark Shulgasser Photo Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida

Studio E Gallery, Abacoa, Florida

2001 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida

1998 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida

1997 West End Fine Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida

Cultural Resource Center, Stephen P. Clark Center, Miami, Florida

1996 West End Fine Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida

Freites-Revilla Gallery, Gallery Center, Boca Raton, Florida

1995 Cress Gallery of Art, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Art Trends-Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention Center, Hong Kong

1993 Caesarea Gallery, Gallery Center, Boca Raton, Florida

1992 A Change of Skin, Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, Florida

Sinister/Decorative, Anne Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach, Florida

Peter Drew Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

1991 Peter Drew Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

1989 Peter Drew Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

1988 The Governor’s Club of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, Florida

1986 Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Florida

1983 Image and Metaphor, J. Radcliffe Ewing Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

1980 Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Florida

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2012 Foundations, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, Lake Worth, Florida

Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida

2011 Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida

2010 Small Works, Verge Art Fair, Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, Miami Beach, Florida

Gallery Biba, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida

Artlab 33/Art Space, Miami, Florida

Common Ground, Stephen Johnson Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Paducah School of Art, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Paducah, Kentucky

BostonArt, Boston, Massachusetts

2009 Nexus: Science + Art, Scripps Florida, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Seeing Red, Somerhill Gallery, Durham, North Carolina

Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

Rosenbaum Contemporary, Gallery Center, Boca Raton, Florida

Miami Art Exchange, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, Florida

2008 Inaugural 2008, Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, curated by Bruce Helander

Legacy, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa, three-person exhibition, curated by Michael Betancourt

Thirteen_08, South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Recipients, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

Art Futures, Gallery Center, Boca Raton, Florida (organized by Gallery Camino Real)

Palm Beach Currents, Northwood Temporary Contemporary, West Palm Beach, Florida

Clarke Galleries, New York City, Stowe, Vermont, West Palm Beach, Florida

2007 Undertow: A Survey of South Florida Contemporary Art, Mimar Sinan University College of Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey

Bridge Art Fair, Catalina Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida

The Shape of White, Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Schmidt Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

Galerias Prinardi USA, West Palm Beach, Florida (four-person exhibition)

2006 Paul Aho and Immi Storrs, Clarke Galleries, Stowe, Vermont

2005 Color Abstractions, Behringer Harvard and Trammell Crow, Houston, Texas

2004 Cool Intentions, Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Select, Schmidt Center Gallery, Schmidt College of Art and Humanities, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

Norte Americanos, Arcaute Arte Contemporaneo, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico

2003 City Link Invitational, ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2000 Painting Abstraction, New York Studio School, New York, New York

Jon Oulman Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1998 Presence–Contemporary Abstraction, Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut (two-person exhibition)

Digital Realms, Ritter Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida (two-person exhibition)

Points of the Compass, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

1997 MANIF, Seoul 97, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea

Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida

Collector’s Corner, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida

West End Fine Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida

1996 Freites-Revilla Gallery, Gallery Center, Boca Raton, Florida

1995 Art Miami ‘95, Freites-Revilla Gallery, Miami, Florida

South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Recipients, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

1994 The Banner Project, Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Lake Worth, Florida

Three-Way Mirror, Martin County Court House Gallery, Stuart, Florida (three-person exhibition)

1992 Invitational Alumni Exhibition, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

1991 RVS Gallery, South Hampton, New York

1990 Reflections, Stein Gallery, Tampa, Florida

1988 Furniture as Art, Northwood University, West Palm Beach, Florida

Inaugural Exhibition, Stephen Scott Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

Art for the 80’s, State Capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida

1987 Neon, Light as Medium, Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Florida

Florida Originals, Burdines, Mayfair, Miami, Florida

1986 Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, Florida (three-person exhibition)

Florida Directions I, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

Northwood Institute, West Palm Beach, Florida

1985 New Faces 85, Joan Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

1984 Inaugural Invitational Exhibition, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, Governmental Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

Nine Palm Beach County Artists, North Miami Museum, Miami, Florida

1982 Florida Community College Faculty Exhibition, State Capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida

1979 The Ball Show-Two Balls, Atlanta Art Workers Coalition Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1978The New Floridians, Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida; Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

Southern Impulse, Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia (three-person exhibition)

 

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2010 Kentucky National 2011, Murray State University, Murra, Kentucky 

59th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

2007 Visual Rhythms/Ritmos Visuales, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia; Lope Max Diaz, juror

2004 New American Talent, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas (traveling exhibition); Jerry Saltz, juror

2002 51st All Florida Juried Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

1996 54th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida

1994 Cheekwood National, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

1993 New American Talent, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas; Kerry Brougher, juror

Fourth Florida Biennial, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida; Jan Avgikos, juror

1992 42nd Annual All Florida Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida; Paul Schimmel, juror

1988 50th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Fl; Douglas Schultz, juror

1985The Tampa Triennial, Tampa Museum, Tampa, Florida; Douglas Schultz, juror

First Florida Biennale, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

1984Sixth Miami International Print Biennial, North Miami Museum of Art, Miami, Florida; Walter Hopps, juror

Boston Printmakers 36th National Print Exhibition, Brockton Art Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts; Clifford Ackley, juror

1982 44th National Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach; Gerald Nordlund, juror

1980 29th Annual All-Florida Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

1979 Sixth International Print Bienale, Gradford Art Gallery, Gradford, England

1978 39th Annual National Exhibition of American Painting, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida

Southeastern Graphics Annual, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

National Exhibition of Drawings and Prints, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Nancy Graves, juror

19th Dixie Annual, Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Alabama, James Demetrion, juror

1977 38th Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida

 

COLLABORATIONS AND PROJECTS

 

2002 Jah Music, set design for Ballet Florida in collaboration with commissioned work by Demetrius Klein Dance Company,

Eissey Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

1994 Forgotten Spaces, installation of Box Office Bouquet, Prince Theatre, Pahokee, Florida, performance and installation art

event funded by the National Endowment for the Arts

1993 The Garden Alone, set design for Demetrius Klein Dance Company, Duncan Theatre, Lake Worth, Florida

1992 Ruth Among the Rushes, set material for Dow Raku Productions & Demetrius Klein Dance Company, Lake Worth, Florida

1989 SHARK! South Florida Science Museum, West Palm Beach, Florida

Club Boca, Boca Raton, Florida (suspended illuminated shark sculpture)

1988 Miami Vice, neon illuminated shark sculpture featured on national television via Miami Vice

Bar Balou, Bayside, Miami, Florida (suspended illuminated shark sculpture)

Club Med, St. Lucie, Florida (installation)

1986 Saks Fifth Avenue, Worth Avenue window display featuring shark sculptures, Palm Beach, Florida

 

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS

 

2013 National Photography Invitational, Paducah School of Art and Design, Paducah, Kentucky 

2010 Common Ground, Stephen Johnson Gallery, Studio1608, West Palm Beach, Florida

2003 A Sea of Color–Janet Fish, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

2002 Nelson Shanks–portraits and paintings from the figure, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

2001 Thought Through My Eyes–Graham Nickson, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

2000 A Sense of Urgency–selected works by Sidney Goodman, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida1999

Brooklyn in the Fifties (or the Geometrist and Other Pictures–Richard Merkin, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

1999 Complex Relationships–selected works by Philip Pearlstein, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

1998 A Passion For Paint–selected works by Wayne Thiebaud, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

1991 Three of a Perfect Pair, Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, Florida

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY/PUBLICATIONS

 

2007 Undertow: A Survey of South Florida Contemporary Art, Mimar Sinan, Istanbul, Turkey (exhibition catalogue)

Schwan, Gary, “Lessons in Abstraction,” Palm Beach Post, April 8, 2007 (review)

2006 Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who Publications

2005 Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who Publications

2003 Who’s Who in American Art, Marquis Who’s Who Publications

“Gallery,” City Link, May 7, 2003 (feature)

2004 New American Talent, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX 2004 (exhibition catalogue)

Greenberg, Blue, “Summer Art,” The Herald-Sun, Chapel Hill, August 2004 (review)

2003 New American Painting, Open Studios Press, June 2003 (juried exhibition in print, Ron Platt, juror)

2002 Myers. F. J., “Pointe Made, Show is Fine Finale,” Palm Beach Daily News, April 28, 2002 (review)

1998 New American Painting, Open Studios Press, June 1998 (juried exhibition in print, John Ravenal, juror)

Davis, Chopin, Eloise, “Contradictory Impulses,” Palm Beach Illustrated, May/June 1998 (feature)

1997 Digital Realms, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida (exhibition catalogue)

1997 MANIF, Seoul 97, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea (exhibition catalogue)

1996 Crouch, Lori, “Art Mixes Creativity, Technology,” Sun Sentinel, July 12, 1996 (review)

1995 Nichols, Ann “UTC Art Exhibit Features Unusual Prints,” Chattanooga Free Press, November 5, 1995 (review)

Guy, Sherry, “Strong Images, Mighty Messages,” Culture, Vol.13, No.3, June-August 1995

Landers, Linda, “Surfer’s Art,” Sun-Sentinel, July 6, 1995 (review)

1993 New American Talent, Laguna Gloria Museum (exhibition catalogue)

1992 Hurlburt, Roger, “Concentrated Color,” Sun-Sentinel, March 25, 1992 (review)

Schwan, Gary, “Artist Explores Changes,” Palm Beach Post, April 11, 1992 (review)

1989 Guy, Sherry, “Flights of Fancy,” Horizon, January/February 1989 (feature)

Guy, Sherry, “Acclaimed Artists Choose Challenge of Teaching,” Arts, January/March 1989 (feature)

1988 Guy, Sherry, “Portrait of the Artists,” Arts, August/September 1988 (feature and cover art)

1987 Hunter, Chris, “1st Ubertalli Award Given to Teacher,” Arts, April/May 1987 (feature)

1986 Schwan, Gary, “Individual Artists Shine in Northwood Exhibition,” Palm Beach Post, November 2, 1986 (review)

“Dye Transfer Enters the World of Art”, Newsletter for Instructors, Eastman Kodak Company

Arts and Attractions, Spring 1987, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, cover art

1985 Schwan, Gary, “PB County Art Exhibit in Miami,” Palm Beach Post, April 7, 1985 (review)

Kohen, Helen, “Palm Beach Artists Get Their Turn,” Miami Herald, April 5, 1985 (review)

1983 Schwan, Gary, “Some Interesting Works Welcome Back Students,” Palm Beach Post, August 28, 1983 (review)

 

PUBLISHED WORKS

 

2007 Undertow: A Survey of South Florida Contemporary Art, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey (catalogue design)

2003 Janet Fish – A Sea of Color, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida (catalogue design)

2002 Nelson Shanks, Portraits and Paintings from the Figure, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida (catalogue essay)

2001 Mark Catesby, Opening the Door to a New World: Mark Catesby’s Travels in La Florida 1722-1726, University Galleries,

Florida Atlantic University, Schmidt College of Arts and Letters (catalogue design)

2000 A Sense of Urgency–Paintings and Drawings by Sidney Goodman, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach (catalogue essay)

1996 “Instincts & Energy,” Culture, Vol.14, No.2, May-June 1996

1994 “A Tale of Two Tenors,” Culture, Vol.14, No.3, May-June 1996

“Just Add Water, Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art,” Culture, Vol.12, No.2, March-May 1994

“Portraits of the Artists,” Culture, Vol.14, No.3, June-August 1994

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS

 

Florida Art in State Buildings Program, Rio de Ais, Florida Atlantic University, Port St. Lucie Campus 2009

Suki Art Fund, Houston, Texas

Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa, Legacy purchase, Confluence, 2008

Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia

Colonial Bank, Palm Beach, Florida

Florida Art in State Buildings Program, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

Volusia County Art in Public Places, Volusia County Courthouse,

Wachovia, West Palm Beach, Florida

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, Louisiana

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Art in Public Places, Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida

Chase, Miami, Florida

American Express, Jacksonville, Florida

Bache, Jacksonville, Florida

NCNB, Tampa, Florida

Westin Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida

Mandarin Hotel, Miami, Florida

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino, Palm Beach, Aruba

MGM Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada

DoulbleTree Downers Grove, Downers Grove, Illinois

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Paducah School of Art and Design, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, 409 Broadway Street, Paducah, Kentucky 42001

Faculty (August 2010-present)

Dean (June 2012-present)

 

Florida Atlantic University, Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33434

Adjunct Faculty (August 2004-May 2010)

 

Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 55 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444

Chief Program Officer (February 2003-December 2003)

 

Armory Art Center, 1703 Lake Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Dean, School of Art (September 2000-January 2003)

Program and Education Director (September 1998-September 2000)

Program and Marketing Director (February 1996-August 1998)

 

Palm Beach Community College, 4200 South Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33401

Adjunct Faculty (August1980-May1998)

 

International Fine Art Expositions, 3725 SE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, Florida 34996

Exhibitor Coordinator and North American Sales Representative (August 1994-June 1995)

 

Palm Beach County Cultural Council, 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, #900, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Director of Publications and Visual Arts Services (October 1993-August 199

Director of Art in Public Places (December 1990-September 1993)

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Member, Steering Committee, Artists of Palm Beach County, 2006

Member, Palm Beach County Public Art Advisory Committee, 2000-2004

Co-Chair, Art Against AIDS, benefit auction event for Comprehensive AIDS Program, 1994

Member, Advisory Committee, Eissey Campus Arts Center, Palm Beach Community College, 1994

Member, Steering Committee, Palm Beach County School of the Arts, 1990

Member, Airport and Judicial Center Art Advisory Committees of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, 1989-91

Panelist, Florida Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowships grant review, 1991

Member, Public Art Advisory Committee, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 1989-91

Founding Chairman, Professional Artists Committee, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, 1988-90

Board Member, ex officio, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, 1988-90

Board Member and Founding Chairman Art Advisory Committee, Old School Square Cultural Arts Center, Delray Beach,

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