Paul Bright
 
Director; Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC
brightpb@wfu.edu
 Selected Exhibitions
(*solo)

2016    
*Passageways; Cherry Street pedestrian tunnel; Winston Salem, NC    
/’pāpər/; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Dada Lives!; UC Blue Ash Art Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH
2015
*Incantations (sound collage); Chapel at Innerpeffray, Crieff, Scotland
Skin in the Game (with digital prints of David Houston); Galleria del Carbone, Ferrara, IT
Artfields; Lake City, SC
2014 
Therien's Woods (sound collage); Breathing Room, Winston Salem, NC
*De/Collage II + Crus et Cuits (paper and sound collages); Principessa Pio, Ferrara, IT
2013
Crus et Cuits (sound collage); Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston Salem, NC
*De/Collage; Unterhammer im Karlstal, Trippstadt, DE (Dr Claudia Gross, Cur.)
visual syntax-an exhibition of book art; Medialia Gallery, New York, NY
2012
*in transito "live" (sound collage); Wake Forest Univeristy, Winston Salem, NC
in transito (sound collage); Museo Archeologico di Stellata / Casa Ariosto (FE), IT
Recent Work; Rowe Gallery, University of North Carolina / Charlotte, NC
The Vault (sound collages); SPACES, Cleveland, OH
Headphones: Listen Up! (sound collages); The Front, New Orleans, LA 2011 Sound OFF (sound collages); Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC.     
2011
Breaking the Sound Barrier: Sonic Art 1860-2011 (soud collages); GOCA-University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
2010
Mapping, Part One (sound collages as part of dance performance by Christina Soriano); Elon University, Elon, NC; Triskelion Arts Space, Brooklyn, NY
*suono e carta: collage di paul bright (Sound and Paper: collages of Paul Bright); Delizia Estense di Belriguardo, Voghiera (Ferrara), Italy
Guests of the Gallery; (sound and paper collages) Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
2009
urbanus; Theatre Art Galleries, High Point, NC
2008
Strukturen und Konstruktion; Galerie in der TU / Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
2007
*Collages; Rocca di Cento, Cento, Italy
*Collages; Galleria del Carbone, Ferrara, Italy
*Collages; Santa Maria della Spina, Pisa, Italy
The Mark B. Coplan Collection of Art at the South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
2006
Mobicapping: Mobile Image Capture in the New Century; Online exhibition.
State Art Collection: 1987-2006; South Carolina Arts Commission / Sumter Gallery of Art, Sumter, SC
2005
Between Blinks: recent digital images; Realis Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
*Collagen: Fläche, Farbe und Wort; Kreisgalerie Dahn, Dahn, Germany
*Intersections and Events; Fleming Gallery, TASIS:The American School in England, Thorpe-Surrey, England
2002
Collages; Auburn Art Association/Jan Dempsey Arts Center, Auburn, AL
*Selectrospective: typical and eccentric collages 1987-2002, University of South Carolina, Aiken, SC
2001
The Mind's Momentum is Towards Abstraction; Fine Arts Gallery, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA
Contemporary Collage; Nexus Gallery, New York, NY
Found Fragments: the Art of Collage; Rudolph E Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
2000
Collages: 1998-2000; Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA
1999
fourteen for 2000; Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA
1998
Collages; Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA
1997
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art: Celebrating 60 Years; Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA
(un)Common Objects; South Carolina Arts Commission at Nations Bank Plaza, Columbia, SC
1996 
SIGNS of Contemporary Art; South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
KY/SC/NYC; National Arts Club, New York, NY (traveled; KY, SC)
1993
*Solo Show; Augusta College Gallery, Augusta, GA
The Eye's Momentum; Meteor Gallery, Columbia, SC
*Surface Tensions; Meteor Gallery, Columbia, SC
1992 
Kentucky/South Carolina/Exchange; South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
Mixed Company; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
*Ausländer; Galerie Niklaus Knöll; Basel, Switzerland
The Art of Collage; Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, VA
1991
Salon de L'Abstraction de Montréal; FRRIC International, Montréal, Québec, Canada
South Carolina: Contemporary Images; Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, Owensboro, KY
Angular Affinities (w/Jorge Otero); Jean Spedden Gallery, Charleston, SC
1990
Art in Public Places; C&S Plaza, Columbia, SC
1989
*United States and Foreign Cities; Weekend Gallery, Columbia, SC
 
Awards, Residencies & Public Collections
2007
Support Grant; Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, NC
South Carolina State Museum/The Mark B. Coplan Collection of Art, Columbia, SC
2006
Cape Pine Artists Residency Program; resident, Newfoundland, Canada
2005
TASIS: The American School in England; Visiting Artist, Thorpe-Surrey, England
2002
Ogden Museum of Southern Art; acquisition, New Orleans, LA
Cape Pine Foundation for the Arts; resident, Newfoundland, Canada
1994 
Artist Project Support Grant; South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, SC
1991
S.C. State Art Collection; South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, SC
Premier Prix; Salon de L'Abstraction de Montréal, Québec
 
Professional Experience
2004-
Assistant Director; Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC
2000-2004
Proprietor/designer; visu.all design (graphic/exhibition/interior spaces)
1997-2000                             
Director of Exhibition and Design; Augusta Museum of History, Augusta, GA
1997 
Restoration Assistant; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Augusta, GA
1995-1997 
Interim Instructor of Studio Art; Augusta State University, Augusta, GA
1995-96
Proprietor/designer; independent art installation and design service, Columbia, SC
1993-95
Conservation Technician (exhibition design); South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
1989-93
Preparator/Exhibit Designer (art department); South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
1988-89
Preparator; South Carolina Arts Commission (at the South Carolina State Museum), Columbia, SC
1984-85
Preparator; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
 
Education
1982-86
BFA; Cum Laude, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
 
Publications
2010
Gaston, Janice. “Sound and Paper: Paul Bright’s collages exhibited at Italian estate.”Windows on Wake Forest. August 1, 2010
Reeves, Charissa. “Paul Bright Collages: Paper and Sound Collide.” Current (St John’s NFLD) April 30, 2010: 10 (illus)
Antle, Angela. “Exquisite Collages at the Leyton Gallery.” WAM (CBC radio 1) April 24, 2010: 4:18min
2008
Girard de Soucanton, Isabell. “Garant für Ungewöhnliche Kunst.” Die Rheinpfalz  10 July, 2008
2007
Greene, Diana. “Improviser: Paul Bright, collagist.” Winston-Salem Monthly October, 2007: 42-42 (illus)
 
Curatorial Activity & Essays (authored)
2010
Atlante Veneto, Nuovi Mondi: Gianni Cestari dialoga con Vincenzo Coronelli. G. Campanini, M.G. Tavoni, Bologna, Italy:
Bononia Univ. Press, 2010. 33-34. catalog.
2009
Duza - Non basta essere nuda (Being Naked Is Not Enough); Galeria del Carbone, Ferrara, Italy, January 2009: exhibition, essay/catalog
2008
Gianni Cestari: Viaggio Senza Mappa; multiple Italian venues, beginning September 2008: contributing curator, exhibition, essay/catalog
Immagini dal Mare: Works by Gianni Cestari; Hanes Gallery/Wake Forest University; Winston-Salem, NC, January 2008: exhibition, essay/brochure
2007

 Susan Brenner: after migrations; Hanes Gallery/Wake Forest University; Winston-Salem, NC, February 2007: exhibition, essay/brochure

2006
Emulous Lustres: Recent Paintings of James Rosen; Hanes Gallery/Wake Forest University; Winston-Salem, NC, August 2006: exhibition, essay/brochure
DUZA (contemporary silhouettes) Hanes Gallery/Wake Forest University; Winston-Salem, NC, February 2006: exhibition, essay/brochure
2005
Mixed Meanings/Hidden Messages (Selections from the Wake Forest Collections), Hanes Gallery/Wake Forest University; Winston-Salem, NC, October, 2005: exhibition, essay/brochure
Cold Fusion: the recent work of Ethan Brock; Hanes Gallery/Wake Forest University; Winston-Salem, NC, August, 2005: exhibition, essay
2002
Troy Campbell: Collages; Augusta, GA: essay
2001
Sam Singal: Between Abstraction and Figuration; Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta,GA: essay, brochure
1995
An-Aesthetics; South Carolina Arts Commission/South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC: essay
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