ANNA GRAY & RYAN WILSON PAULSEN

Born
1983, Portland, Oregon
1979, Hartford, Connecticut

Selected Exhibitions
2016 Dreams Are My Reality, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig, Germany
2016 Structures & Feelings, Disjecta Center for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR**
2016 Hidden Assembly, SPACES, Cleveland, OH
2016 Empathy Affect, Wieden & Kennedy, Portland, OR
2016 Matched Makers, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
2014 Teen Paranormal Romance, Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL & Atlanta, GA
2013 Now Read This, Boise State University, Boise, ID
2013 A Series of Rectangles, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR*
2012 P.O.’d Postcard Show, Marylhurst Art Gym, Portland, OR
2012 Maybe It Takes A Loud Noise, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR*
2012 Portland2012, A Biennial of Contemporary Art, Disjecta, Portland, OR
2012 The 10th NW Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2011 Commonplacing, Napolean, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Reading.Writing., Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR
2011 Being There, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
2010 Txt : Artists Investigating Language, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 Public Antagonism, Carhole Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 The Classroom, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR*
2010 A Limited Anthology of Edits, AB Lobby Gallery, Portland, OR*
2010 How to Read a Book, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
2010 Of Walking in Ice, The White Box, Portland, OR
2010 The Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, The Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR**
2009 09 Writings & Observations, Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba, Sweden
2009 Index of Left Behind, Apartment Gallery at the Teshnor Manor, Portland, OR

Special Projects
2015 Takerlab: A series of public reading groups, collaboration with IT-503 study group, Portland, OR
2014 Spreading Rumors: A series of 4 pubic projects, with Garrick Imatani & Ariana Jacob, various locations
2013 Instead of Pleading Up: Research event & presentation, Camp CARPA, Joshua Tree, CA
2012 Don’t Mistake Our Intelligence for Knowledge: Research event & presentation, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2011 Don’t Worry We’ll Fix It: Installation, performance, and publication, PICA’s TBA Festival, Portland, OR
2010 The Classroom Lecture Series: A public lecture series and publication, Portland, OR
2007 I’m Searching Too: A series of photographs and postcards, PICA’s TBA Festival, Portland, OR

Publications
2015 Up With Toys, published by Recess Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 No Vacancy, published for April PDF by Amur Initiatives at www.amur-initiatives.info
2014 The Riso Book, a traveling book project, Colpa Press, San Francisco, CA
2014 "100 Posterworks" in Value/Labor/Arts: A Primer, published by Art Practical, San Francisco, CA
2013 "You Have Drones, We Have Stones," published for Murmuration: A Festival of Drone Culture
2013 100 Posterworks, limited-edition poster set, self-published, Portland, OR
2012 "Dear W." in Weekday 3, published by Publication Studio, Portland, OR and New York, NY
2012 A Glass of Milk Has More Than Two Parts, published by the Phillip Feldman Gallery, Portland, OR
2011 "Open Letter to Ryan Gander" in Art Criticism and Other Short Stories, ed. Helen Reed, Portland, OR
2011 Selections from "100 Posterworks" in NOON Literary Annual, ed. Diane Williams, New York, NY
2010 A Classroom Reader, published by Publication Studio, Portland, OR
2010 Introduction to Template Files: Works by D.E. May, published by Publication Studio, Portland, OR
2010 A Limited Anthology of Edits: An Annotated Reader, published by Special Projects
Press, Portland, OR
2010 Selections from "100 Posterworks" in Urban Interventions, Gestalten Publishing, Berlin, Germany
2008 One-Way Street: An Index in Thirteen Parts, published by Special Projects Press and Ubu Web

Selected Bibliography
2014 “The Surreal Side of ‘Twilight,’ ‘Divergent,’ etc.” by Ryan McMillan,The Chicago Sun Times
2014 “This Month’s Best Artist’s Called Paul” by Francesca Gavin, Dazed
2013 “The Book I Read Was In Your Eyes” by Patrick Collier, Oregon Arts Watch
2013 “Working on Non-Work” by Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Bad at Sports
2013 “Wandering Collections...” The Pedagogical Impulse at www.thepedagogicalimpulse.com
2012 “Dangerous Antiques” by Mack McFarland, BOMBLOG, BOMB Magazine
2012 “100 Posterworks ... Are You Getting The Message?” Huffington Post UK Arts and Culture
2012 “Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Maybe It Takes a Loud Noise” by Richard Speer, Willamette Week
2012 “The Positive Side of Portland2012” by Graham Bell, Oregon Arts Watch
2011 “TBA” by Van der Meulen, Sjoukje, Frieze, #143, Nov-Dec.
2011 “...‘Don’t Worry We’ll Fix It’: Editing Power” by Lisa Radon, Oregon Arts Watch
2010 “Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen’s The Classroom” by Josh Noble, Ultra Arts + Culture

Panels, Lectures, Presentations
2016 Visiting Artist Lecture, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
2015 Panel discussion, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
2015 Panel discussion, Assembly conference, Portland, OR
2015 Visiting Artist Lecture, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2014 Performative lecture, Recess Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 Tactical media workshop, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
2013 Research presentation, Camp Carpa, Joshua Tree, CA
2012 Research presentation, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2012 Performative lecture, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
2011 Visiting artist lecture, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
2011 Panel discussion, Field Work, Portland, OR
2010 Panel discussion, Donald Judd Conference, Portland, OR

Awards, Grants, Residencies
2016 Artists in Residence, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
2015 Golden Spot Artists in Residence, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
2015 Signal Fire Artists in Residence, Mt. Hood Wilderness, OR
2014 PICA's Precipice Fund Grant recipients (with Ariana Jacob and Garrick Imatani), Portland, OR
2014 Individual Artist Fellowship recipients, Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, OR
2013 Artists in Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
2012 Finalists, Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2011 Finalists Brink Award, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Teaching
2017 Artist-in-Residence Mentor, Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
2009-2015 Adjunct Faculty, School of Art + Design at Portland State University, Portland, OR
2015-2016 Graduate Mentor, MFA in Craft, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
2015 Adjunct Faculty, MA in CT+CR, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2013 Adjunct Faculty in Sculpture, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
2012 Graduate Mentor, MFA in Visual Studies program, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Education
2010 Master of Fine Arts, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Representation
PDX Contemporary Art www.pdxcontemporaryart.com

* solo exhibitions
** two-artist exhibitions