Paul Vexler has been working with wood for over forty years. His exploration of the medium has led him to develop new sculptural techniques and customized equipment for his studio in Snohomish, Washington. He focuses on lightweight, strong, durable sculptures that are, at the same time, aesthetically pleasing. His portfolio includes both stand-alone pieces crafted for gallery display and site-specific public art.

 

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS

2016
  ◦ Trefoil, Emeryville Center for Community Life, Emeryville, CA
  ◦ Delta Airlines Sky Club, SeaTac Airport, Seattle, WA
  ◦ Up Against the Wall, People's Bank, Everett, WA
2015
  ◦ Red Eddy, Vail Village Welcome Center, Vail, CO
2014
  ◦ Lincoln Golf Course Clubhouse, Oklahoma City, OK
  ◦ From the Four Corners, Southeast Davidson Public Library, Nashville, TN
  ◦ Wood Ribbon Candy, Beaverton City Hall, Beaverton, OR

2013
  ◦ Circuity, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA

  ◦ Big Yellow Knot, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012
  ◦ Three Biomorphites, King County Library System, Auburn, WA
  ◦ Archimedean Necklace, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA
2011
  ◦ Loops, Knots & Spirals, Everett Community College Student, Student Fitness Center,
    Everett, WA

2010
  ◦ Flying Knot, Seattle University Library, Seattle, WA
2009
  ◦ The Five Platonic Solids - Suspended, Robert J Drewel Building, Snohomish County,
    Everett, WA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
  ◦ Everett Community College, Russell Day Gallery, Everett, WA
2015
  ◦ Foster/White Art Show, Seattle, WA
  ◦ Boise Art Museum Solo Exhibition, Boise, Idaho

2013
  ◦ Circuitous, Edmonds Community College Exhibition, Edmonds, WA

  ◦ Paul Vexler Sculptor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012
  ◦ Rhyme or Reason, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA Show, Seattle, WA
2011
  ◦ Pattern, Shape, Structure, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
   ◦ Hoops and Loops, Foster White Gallery Show, Seattle, WA

2009
  ◦ Wood and Space, Kittredge Gallery/Thompson Science Hall, Univ. of Puget Sound,
    Tacoma, WA
  ◦ Rotating Helix, Mosaic Transformations & The Platonic Solids, Bellevue Arts Museum,
    Bellevue, WA
2008
  ◦ Whitehorse Hall Helix, Whitehorse Hall Everett Community College, Everett, WA
  ◦ The Platonic Solids, Russell Day Gallery, Everett, WA
  ◦ Tetrahedral Pyramid, Everett Community College, Everett, WA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010
  ◦ The Art of Wood, Holter Museum or Art, Helena, MT
  ◦ Emerging Artists Show, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009
  ◦ Mathematics in Art, Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett, WA (10 pieces)
2008
  ◦ Group Art Exhibit, Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA
  ◦ Helix and Knots installation, Susan Woltz Gallery, Seattle, WA
  ◦ One Piece Curve, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA


COLLECTIONS

2013

2011
  ◦ SAS Corporation, Raleigh, NC
  ◦ Large Suspended Closed Knot, Swedish Hospital, Issaquah, WA
2009
  ◦ Bionet Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan
  ◦ Everett Bone & Joint Clinic & Surgery Center, Everett, WA
  ◦ Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

 

AWARDS

2011 - Artist of the Year, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

 

EXPERIENCE

2013:  Artist in Residence – Spring Quarter, Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, WA 2006 – present: Professional Sculptor
1982-2006: Co-Founder/CEO of Quantum Windows & Doors (Manufacturer of custom wood windows /doors)
1972-1982: General Contractor/Carpenter
1969-1971: Art Teacher, East Brunswick H.S., East Brunswick, New Jersey

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  ◦ CODA Magazine, “Suspended in Space II”, Vail Welcome Center, Vail, CO, February, 2016
  ◦ Theresa Goffredo. “Kinetic Beauty,” The Everett Herald, Arts & Entertainment, October 21, 2011
  ◦ Clare Jensen, “Kittredge Featured Artist uses Timber-Based Mediums in Intriguing Displays,”
    Tacoma Weekly, September 10, 2009
  ◦ Mentioned in the official Washington State Travel Planner, 2009
  ◦ Douglas Bullis, 100 Artists of the West Coast II, Spring 2009
  ◦ Rebecca Teagarden. Portraits, Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magazine, December 7, 2008
  ◦ Everett Herald Staff. “Snohomish sculptor adds to geometric artwork at EvCC”, Everett Herald,
    October 10, 2008.
  ◦ Thomas James Hurst. “Life, art entwined”, Seattle Times, August 28, 2008
  ◦ Pacific Northwest Sculptors Newsletter, August, 2008
  ◦ Theresa Goffredo. “Movement a vital part of wooden sculptures”, The Everett Herald, June 27, 2008
  ◦ Kevin Nortz. “On an Upward Spiral”, The Everett Herald front page, June 13, 2008

 

PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES

  ◦ 2011 Fuller Guild of Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  ◦ 2011 Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA
  ◦ 2009 Southwest Guild of Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  ◦ 2009 Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
  ◦ 2008 Everett Community College, Everett, WA

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  ◦ Pacific Northwest Sculptors, Portland, Oregon
  ◦ International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ

 

EDUCATION - 1969 B.F.A. Penn State University