Paul Vanouse: Making Difference

Two people sitting at semicircular desks in front of a projected image of DNA.

Suspect Inversion Center (SIC) (2011), installation/performance, Schering Foundation, Berlin. photo / Axel Heise

Paul Vanouse is an artist and professor of art at the University at Buffalo, where he is the founding director of the Coalesce Center for Biological Art. Interdisciplinarity and impassioned amateurism guide his art practice. His biomedia and interactive cinema projects have been exhibited in more than 25 countries and widely across the U.S. Recent solo exhibitions include Burchfield-Penny Gallery in Buffalo (2019), Esther Klein Gallery in Philadelphia (2016), Beall Center at University of California–Irvine (2013), Muffathalle in Munich (2012), Schering Foundation in Berlin (2011), and Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2011). Other venues have included Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, New Museum in New York City, Museo Nacional in Buenos Aires, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, ZKM in Karlsruhe, and Albright-Knox in Buffalo.

Vanouse’s projects have been funded by Creative Capital Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Sun Microsystems, and the National Science Foundation. He has received awards at festivals including Awards of Distinction and a Golden Nica at Prix ARS Electronica in Linz, Austria (2010, 2017, 2019); and Vida, Art and Artificial Life competition in Madrid, Spain (2002, 2011). He has an M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Supported by the Tenaglia family.
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