Artist and Designer

(B. 1969) USA

Known for his abstracts on wood and uncommon use of materials, Paul Kole has been exploring the essence, boundaries and perceived definitions of abstraction since 1992 sharing his vision in private collections across the United States and Internationally.

​Choosing life experience as his artistic guide, Paul Kole has worked in many fields with the intention of participating, learning, and growing then applying this living knowledge to his creations. Construction, interior design, business management, gallery preparator, exhibition design, retail display, fashion design, food management, product design, and more were mentally, emotionally, and spiritually coalesced. These personal experiences can be seen throughout his work in technique, materials, composition, size, perspective and inspiration. Although drawing and designing since childhhood, 1992 is when he discovered painting. His first painting titled "North Carolina" was purchased before it was dry. Over the next few years, Paul created "The Art House" quarterly art show in his home. This led to coffee shops, local group shows, pop up art events, film festivals, commissions, print houses, corporate and private acquisitions.

The most profound influence upon his creative process arrived while performing as preparator for one of the largest privately owned galleries in the United States. With direct access to top artists, he was able to engage and share insights with other artists from around the world. These opportunities were vital to the expansion of his voice and vision.

With a seeming unlimited creative energy and intuitive perspective, patrons discover multiple manifestations of his expressive endeavors in many forms other than his paintings. These include furniture, sculpture, jewelry, style perspectives, utilitarian concepts, and consumable products.

Paul Kole currently lives and works in Palm Springs, Ca. with a studio gallery open to the public in Palm Springs, Ca.

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Solo and Group

2019
-Poldi Gallery, Palm Springs, Ca.
-Tom Ross Gallery, Palm Springs, Ca.
-Backstreet Art District, Palm Springs, Ca.
-Contemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
2018
-Elderlove USA, Art Auction Fundraiser, Big Bear, Ca.
2014
-Coachella VIP, Coachella, Ca.
2013
-Pink Cloud Foundation Art Auction Fundraiser, Long Beach, Ca.
2012
-SOBECA Art Walk, Old Vine Cafe, Costa Mesa, Ca.
-ACG Financial, commission reveal+art show, Irvine, Ca.
2011
-POP UP Art Show, Downtown Long Beach, Ca.
-Old Vine Cafe Art Show, Costa Mesa, Ca.
-Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach, Ca.
2010
-Old Vine Cafe @ The Camp, Costa Mesa, Ca.
-118 Degrees @ The Camp, Costa Mesa, Ca.
-Love and Hate, Picture This Gallery, Long Beach, Ca.
-Angels & Demons, Downtown Long Beach, Ca.
-Picture This Gallery, Long Beach, Ca.
2009
-Starbucks Artist Showcase, Newport Beach, Ca.
-Shanghai Salon, Newport Beach, Ca.
-Old Vine Cafe Art Show, Costa Mesa, Ca.
-Picture This Gallery, Long Beach, Ca.
2007
-College of The Desert, Palm Desert, Ca.
2004
-Private Studio Show hosted by J. Weston, Palm Desert, Ca.
2003
-The Vintage Real Estate Showcase, La Quinta, Ca.
-Private Studio Show hosted by J. Weston, Palm Desert, Ca.
2002
-Private Studio Show hosted by J. Weston, Palm Desert, Ca.
-OtherPeoplesPixels Group Show, International.
1999
-Peabody's Downtown, Palm Springs, Ca.
1996
-The Art House, Midway City, Ca.(Quarterly)
1995
-The Art House, Midway City, Ca.(Quarterly)
1994
-The Art House, Midway City, Ca. (Quarterly)



Selected Public Collections

Old Vine Kitchen and Bar, Costa Mesa, Ca.
HOAG Hospital, Newport Beach, Ca.
Elder Love USA, Inc., Palm Desert, Ca.
118 Degrees, Costa Mesa, Ca.
ACG Financial, Irvine, Ca. 
Shanghai Salon, Newport Beach, Ca.
Design Group, Irvine, Ca.

Bibliography 

Old Vine Kitchen and Bar - Menus, Shea Books, Art Publication, 2019
The Art of Raw Living Food, Jenny Ross and Doreen Virtue, Hay House, 2009
Solstice #3, College of the Desert Literary and Visual Arts Magazine, Palm Desert, Ca. 2007

Articles and Mentions

Modern Luxury Magazine
Orange Coast Magazine
Bellus Magazine
OC Weekly
The Los Angeles Times
The Orange County Register
OCFoodies.com
OtherPeoplesPixels.com
Patch.com
Goodreads.com
GreersOC.com

Awards

2019
-Social Media Favorite, Contemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
2002
-Best in show, OtherPeoplesPixels Group Show, International.


NORTH CAROLINA

Acrylic on canvas
12 x 26 x 5/8"
1992

Private Collection

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