Paul Paiement

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


Paul Paiment is currently a full-time tenured professor in the Art Department at Cypress College, in Orange County, California. He lives in Long Beach, California with his two children Shoshana and Irit.

Paiement has shown widely in solo and group shows in New York, Norway, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, England, France, Austria, Japan, Chicago, and Southern California, including The Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; The Centré d’Art Contemporain, Pont-Aven, France; The Center for International Culture, Milan, Italy; The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; and the Oxford Castle, Oxford, England. His work was recently featured in “Collezionando” at Polo Museale Diocesano di Gubbio in Umbria, Italy. Additional notable group shows include Sea Change at Marx/Zavattero, San Francisco, CA;” 6018 Wilshire” at Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA; the international traveling exhibition “Animal House” in England and Italy; and in Cyborg Manifesto or The Joy of Artifice at the Laguna Art Museum. In addition, his work has been prominantly featured in the traveling museum exhibition “Tools As Art: Work from the Hechinger Collection.” This exhibition has been consistently touring museum’s around the United States since 2006. Paiement’s work has been featured in several publications including Art in America, Artillary, ARTnews, Artscene, Modern Painters, Artforum, The Los Angeles Times, Art in America, ARTnews, Artscene, Modern Painters, Artforum, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, Statement, Artweek, SF Weekly, and the New Art Examiner. The book Hybrids 1.0 – 3.5 was published by Laguna Wilderness Press in association with Paiement’s solo exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum in 2005 and received a design award from Communication Arts International. He is represented in Europe by Adelinda Allegretti (Rome, Italy) and in China (Shanghai) by ArtBank (Jingjing Shi).



1995 University of Southern California, Master of Fine Arts
1992 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts 


One Person Exhibitions

2017 Hybrids: Cabinet of Curiosities, Palazzo della Corgna, Castiglione Del Lago, Italy. September-October 2015 Una Moderna Wunderkammer, Florence Dance Center, Florence, Italy. October-November
2014 A Modern Wunderkamer, Gallery Demon’s Mouth, Oslo, Norway. August-September
Una Moderna Wunderkammer, Atahotel, Milan, Italy, February-March
2013 Super Natural, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, California, January-February
2009 Hybrids CS1. Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, California. January
2008 Hybrids 5.5. Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California. November
Naturally Synthetic (w/Todd Brainard), Harris Gallery, The University of LaVerne, 
Pomona, California. March-April
2007 Hybrids 5.0. Raid FC, Los Angeles, California. November
2005 Hybrids 4.0. Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, California. September
Odds & Ends. Creative Artists Agency Foundation. Beverly Hills, California. June
Hybrids 1.0 - 3.5. Laguna Art Museum. Laguna Beach, California. March-July
2003 Hybrids 2.0.5. Heather Marx Gallery. San Francisco, California. June-July
Hybrids 2.0. Irvine Fine Arts. Irvine, California. January-February
1999 Hybrids. Remba Gallery. West Hollywood, California. September-October
1997 Paul Paiement/Sante Scardillo. Steffany Martz. New York, New York. May-June
1996 Projected. ARC Gallery. Chicago, Illinois. 



Adelinda Allegretti, Rome, Italy
Kamal Bharucha, Dallas, Texas
Valerie Bond & Phillip Smith, Long Beach, California
Victoria Brinkford, Hollywood, California
Trinon Carter, Huntington Beach, California
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Art Collection, San Francisco, California
Creative Artists Agency, Century City, California
Patricia Defonte, San Francisco, California
Dr. Kelly Giannetti, Davis, California
Clara Hallock, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dr. M. Mark Hoffer, Los Angeles, California
Bruce Karatz, Sun Valley, California
Kaufman & Broad Homes, Los Angeles, California
John & Karlin LaPorta, Long Beach, California
Dr. David Marcus, Los Angeles, California
Cari Marshall & Eric de Valpine, Long Beach, California
Chris and America Marx, Irvine, California
Heather Marx & Steve Zavattero, San Francisco, California
Wesley Marx, Carlsbad, California
Daniel Melita, Laguna Beach, California
Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont-Aven, France
Fabio Rojas, Chicago, Illinois
International Arts & Artists from Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection, Washington, DC
Dr. Mitchell Rotman, Saint Louis, Missouri
Monica Rothchild-Boros, Irvine, California
Donn Schoenmann, San Francisco, California
Tyler Stallings & Nadine Osline, Huntington Beach, California
Steed Taylor, New York, New York
Wellington Management Company, Boston, Massachusetts 



2008 The Hoff Foundation Grant
2005 Book Design Award, Communication Arts, Cupertino, California
2003 Teacher of the Year, Otis College of Design, Los Angeles, California
2001 Third Place, Association of American Museums , Washington, DC
1999 Honorable Mention, Association of American Museums , Washington, DC
1998 First Place, Polly’s Gourmet Coffee--Cup Design Contest, Long Beach, California
1998 National Marketing and Public Relations Award
1996 Third Place, ARTernatives Exhibition, San Luis Obispo, California
1995 Third Place, Black & White Exhibition, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California
1995- Teaching Assistantship Award, University of Southern California