PAUL OXBOROUGH

American  B. 1965

BIOGRAPHY

 

 

B. 1965 Minnesota; currently lives in Excelsior, MN

 

"Almost all my work comes from real life, I paint things I actually see: my wife Jenny on a train, my daughter waking up, a guy in a museum and I paint the way I think people see -- not with photographic accuracy, but with impressions. I think of myself as an impressionist -- painting the impression of light hitting your eyes; the impression of color you see at a glance...I like the idea of people working, moving, but that's hard to do -- it's hard to capture people in motion, I have a lot of people at rest, for obvious reasons: because they sit still..."

 

Paul G. Oxborough began his formal studies in the visual arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and subsequently with Annette LeSueur, a former student of Boston School painter, Richard Lack. During his 4 year apprenticeship at Atelier LeSueur he studied classical technique in the French tradition. Oxborough is best known for his figure, portrait and interior genre scenes. His loose brushwork, muted palette and an emphasis on the effects of light reveal to the viewer moments of fleeting life caught within the privacy of his own home, the places he frequents, and trips abroad.

Oxborough is represented by galleries in Florida, New York, and Massachusetts. He has exhibited numerous times at the British and Scottish National Portrait Galleries, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, as well as several other notable museums.  He has been the subject of many articles and reviews in publications such as ArtNews, Art & Antiques, Southwest Art, and CNN. His awards include First Place in the Artist's Magazine Portrait Competition, Awards of Excellence from the Communication Arts magazine and the President's Award from the American Society of Portrait Artists. His work is included in many esteemed collections both public and corporate.

 


CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Atelier LeSueur: Four year apprenticeship in the French academic tradition

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New Work, Paul Oxborough, Solo Exhibition:

2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000

 

Albemarle Gallery, London, England, One-Man Exhibition: 2005

 

Gallery 3916, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Solo Exhibition: 1997, 1996, 1995

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

Cavalier Galleries, New York, New York, Contemporary Realism

Palm Avenue Gallery, Sarasota, Florida, American Masters Show

 

2013

British National Portrait Gallery, London, BP Portrait Award Exhibition

Palm Avenue Gallery, Sarasotta Florida, American Masters Show

 

2012

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, Self-Portraits II

Albemarle Gallery, London, England, American Figurative Art

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, 15th Annual, The Figure in American Art

 

2011

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, International Spring Salon; Uptown & Down

 

2010

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, Self-Portraits

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, 13th Annual, The Figure in American Art,Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New Work, New York, 12th Annual International Summer Salon

 

2009

Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, BP Portrait Award Exhibition

Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK, BP Portrait Award Exhibition National Portrait Gallery, London, England, BP Portrait Award Exhibition

National Portrait Gallery, London, England, Portrait Gala Mystery Postcard Exhibition

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, 12th Annual The Figure in American Art

 

2008

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, 11th Annual The Figure in American Art

 

2007

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, 10th Annual International Summer Salon

National Portrait Gallery, London, England, BP Portrait Award Exhibition

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, BP Portrait Award Exhibition

The Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Sunderland, United Kingdom

BP Portrait Award Exhibition

The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Edison College, Fort Myers, Florida, It’s All About the Figure

 

2006

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, 9th, Annual International Summer Salon Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

Outwin Boochever Award Exhibition

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, 9th Annual, The Figure in American Art

 

2005

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, BP Portrait Award Exhibition

The Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Sunderland, UK, BP Portrait Award Exhibition

National Portrait Gallery, London, England, BP Portrait Award Exhibition

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, International Winter Salon

 

2004

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, Seventh Annual International Summer Salon

 

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, 7h Annual, Figure in American Art

 

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, 6th Annual International Summer Salon

 

2003

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, 6th Annual, The Figure in American Art

 

2002

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, Winter Salon Exhibition

 

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, 5th Annual International Summer Salon

 

2001

Salmagundi Club, New York, New York, Audubon Artists 59th Annual Exhibition

 

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, 4th Annual International Summer Salon

 

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, 4th Annual, The Figure in American Art

 

2000

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, 3rd Annual International Summer Salon

 

1999

Albemarle Gallery, London, England, American Figurative Art

 

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, 2nd Annual International Summer Salon

 

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, 2nd Annual, The Figure in American Art

 

1998

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, New Masters of Realism

 

1997

American Society of Portrait Artists, Montgomery, Alabama, Annual Group Show

 

AWARDS

Art Renewal Center: Finalist in Figurative Category, 2007

Second International Art Renewal Center Competition: Best in Show, 2005

Audubon Artists: Guilia Palerma Award, 2001

American Society of Portrait Artists: Grand Prize, 1997

Communications Art Magazine: Award of Excellence, 1997

Artist’s Magazine Annual Portrait Competition: First Place, 1996

Communications Art Magazine: Award of Excellence, 1994

 

REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

Fine Art Connoisseur, December 2012, Painting in a Modern Light

ARTnews, September 201, Paul G. Oxborough

American Art Collector, May 2011, Show of Importance

Artist Daily, May 2010, What Artists Reveal with Self-Portraits

American Art Collector, December 2009, Africa in View

American Art Collector, December 2006, Making Each Brush-stroke Count

American Artist Magazine, September 2005, Cutting a Masterful Figure

Leaders Magazine – Interview 2005, Better than Microsoft Stock

Art Renewal Center – 2nd International ARC Salon Competition, 2005

American Arts Quarterly – Review, January 2004, The Figure in American Art

Gallery Guide - cover artist, December, 2001

Art & Antiques Magazine, November, 200, Emerging Artists

ARTnews Magazine, May, 2001

CNN.com - Arts & Style, January, 2001, Paul Oxborough’s Modern Paintings

Have Old Master’s Grace

Southwest Art Magazine, November, 2000, Painting the Figure

Communication Arts Magazine, 1997

Artist's Magazine, 1996

Communication Arts Magazine, 1994

Artist's Magazine, 1989