Brian Paumier

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Brian Paumier’s work is profoundly autobiographical. He maps his eclectic personal history through portraits and still life. He draws freely from his memories of influential family and friends, Mexican culture and traditions and his experiences as a soldier and life as an artist  growing up in Oxnard, California. Balancing extremes and exposing rituals he celebrates the essence of culture in an effort to collapse stereotypes and preconceived ideas. His practice is intercultural and his approach interdisciplinary, filled  with deeply personal but universal narratives. His lens based work chronicles one man’s quest for identity, masculinity, and equanimity. He received his MFA from ICP/Bard and his BFA from Art Center College of Design. His work is in various public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The International Center Of Photography, the 21c Museum Hotel, and Beth Rudin DeWoody collection.

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Brian Paumier Act Of Faith Cuadro Install, 2014 Pigmented paper prints on painted wood with glitter and adhesives

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BRIAN PAUMIER

EDUCATION
BA / Art Center College Of Design, Pasadena CA, 1995-1999
MFA / ICP/Bard in Advanced Photographic Studies NY, 2010-2012
EXHIBITIONS
2016 Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A And Start / De Soto, Los Angeles,September 11 – October 23, 2016
2015 Acto de Fe / Galería Arroyo de la Plata, Zacatecas, Mexico, March 26, 2015 - April 3, 2015
2015 EDGE / Ventura Collage, Ventura, California, January 15 - February 20, 2015
2014 Men Y Men / New Art Projects, London, May 29 - July 20, 2014
2014 Act Of Faith / De Soto, Los Angeles, May 8 – June 31, 2014
2014 Act Of Faith / Christopher Henery Gallery, New York, February 20 - March 16, 2014
2013 Present Memory / Christopher Henery Gallery, New York, September 5 – October 6, 2013
2013 ACTO DE FE / Galeria Ermita, Ermita de Guadalupe, Zac. México, August 15 - 31, 2013
2013 6th Annual Juried Show / Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, California, August 1 – September 7, 2013
2013 Summer Magic Curated by Shelly De Soto at Aran Cravey Gallery July 13 – August 25, 2013
2013 Yo Como Te Recuerdo / Christopher Henery Gallery, New York, May 9 – June 23,2013
2012 ICP-Bard MFA Thesis Exhibition / ICP, New York, March 30,2012 – May 25, 2012
2012 Queer Self Portraits NOW / Fred, London January 1, 2012 – January 29, 2012
2010 Lazos de Sangre / Bloodlines, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California, Sep 11, 2010 – Nov 21, 2010
2010 Quince Quinceañeras, Colette, Paris France, August 2,2010 – August 28, 2010
2010 Photo and Phantasy, City Of Beverly Hills Gallery, May 20, 2010-July 9,2010
2009 Homesick, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California, December 12, 2009 – February 21, 2010
2008 Photos & Phantasy, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California, March 8 – May 18,
2008 Made in California, Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine, California, August 25 – December 16, 2007
2007 Mars on Earth, Galleri Urbane, Marfa, Texas, July 7 – August 7, 2007
2007 Nuevo Arte: Colección Tequila Don Julio, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Jun 13 – Aug 19, 2007
2007 Mars on Earth / De Soto, Los Angeles, February 3 – March 31, 2007
2006 Best In Show / De Soto, Los Angeles, April 1 – May 28, 2006
2005 Hot Cakes / De Soto, Los Angeles, September 17 – November 2, 2005
FAIRS
2016 Pulse Miami Beach, December 1-4, 2016, Miami Beach, FL
2016 Zona Maco, February 3–7, 2016, Mexico City,
2015 Pulse New York, March 5-8, 2015, New York, NY
2014 Pulse Miami Beach, December 4-7, 2014, Miami Beach, FL
2014 Paris Photo LA, April 25-27, 2014, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Aipad, March 29 – April 1, 2012, New York, NY
2008 Photo LA 2008, January 11–13, Santa Monica, CA 2007 Art LA 2007, January 25 - 28, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Photo LA 2007, January 18-21, Santa Monica, CA 2006 Scope Miami 2006, December 7 - 10, Miami, FL
2006 Scope New York 2006, March 10-13, New York, NY 2006 ART LA 2006, January 26 - 29, Santa Monica, CA
2006 Photo New York, March 10-13, New York, NY
2005 Art Santa Fe, July 14-17, Santa Fe, NM
2005 ART LA 2006, January 27-30, Santa Monica, CA
COLLECTIONS
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
International Center of Photography, NYC
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
The Beth Rudin DeWoody Foundation
The Weisman Foundation
The William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, Connecticut
GRANTS & AWARDS
2014 Friends of ICP Library Artist Book Commission
2007 Aperture West Book Prize Nominee
2006 Don Julio's Mexico's Nuevo Edge Award
2005 El Heraldo New Contemporary Artists Distinction
PUBLICATIONS
2014 Act of Faith: A Soldier’s Manda / Friends of the ICP Library, 2014
2012 Grandma Kiki / ICP, 2010

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