Paul Seftel



 

Born and raised in London, Paul Seftel left home at 18 and has lived across the US for the last 25 years. Seftel articulates a dynamic process, emphasizing awareness of internal experience and connection with the sacred. Confronting viewers with the conundrum of time and scale, Paul explores the beauty of what we have and what has been lost, the seen and unseen. From the deepest space Paul’s work exposes what is hidden, providing a new sense of perspective. Coming together and falling apart, patina and entropy appear to be channelled directly from nature and spirit in its infinite rhythms and hues. The world is seen close up and from a great distance, finding moments of epiphany within chaos.

 

         

 

1987- 1992  University College School, London 

1993 - 1995 Edinburgh University & Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland.  

1997 -  2002 Worked in Film Production in London and LA

2003 - 2004 School of Applied Arts, Denver CO.  

2003 - 2007 Interior Arts/ Surface Design Commissions, Vail Colorado

2011 - 2013 Owner/Director of PS Project Space in Chelsea NYC. 

 

Residencies

 

2000 New Buffalo Artist in Residence, Taos NM

2002 Globeville Studios Artist in Residence, Denver CO

2004  Artist Residency, Vail CO

2008  SVA Public Art Summer Residency NYC 

2009 Red 03 Galleria, Artist Residency Barcelona

2009 David and Julia White Artist Residency, Costa Rica

2010 Kalulau Artist Residency, Hawaii

2016 American Tin Cannery, Artist Residency, California

 

Group Shows

 

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, San Francisco 2016

Land + Earth, Alex Ray Projects San Francisco 2016

San Francisco Decorators Showcase 2016

Art Santa Fe, NM, Decker Fine Arts July 2015

Scope Art fair, NYC, Titled Projects March 2015

AAF Hamburg, Thomas and Paul Gallery 2013

An Abstract View, Thomas & Paul Gallery, London  2013

Beautifully Broken, Projekt NYC @ Von Lounge 2013

Holographic Light lounge, Tasmania, 2013

The Traces, PSPS, NYC, 2013

Young Collectors exhibit, Leila Heller Gallery; NYC 2012-13

'Global positioning system' SVA gallery, NYC; 2012

Traveling Light, PSPS, NYC, 2012,

'Its a small small world,' Family Business, NYC; 2012

The Four Elements, PS Project Space , NYC, 2012

Benefit for Ai Wei Wei, White Box, NYC; 2012

'No Comment' Loft in the Red Zone, 23 Wall St, NYC; 2011

Geronimo Intervention -The Armory Fairs NYC- VOLTA, Pulse, ADAA, 2011

 

RHM Benefit, Marianne Boesky Gallery, NYC 2011

 

CFDA Council of Fashion Designers of America Lounge Exhibit, NYC, 2010

 

Alliance for the Arts Auction, Christies, NYC 2010

 

Art Santa Fe; Volume Black Gallery NYC 2010

 

'That Gallery' Hong Kong, 2010

 

Seven Seas Gallery, Nantucket, MA 2010

 

KiptonArt Santa Monica CA, 2010

 

Red03 Galleria Barcelona, Spain 2010 

 

Artists for Dalai Lama, Frankfurt Germany, 2009

 

Lana Santorelli Gallery NYC 2009

 

AFI Times Sq Building, United Creators, NYC; 2009

 

Bang & Olufsen, United Creators, NYC Frankfurt & Istanbul 2009

 

SVA Public Art Residency Exhibit, NYC, 2008

 

Paper works’BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington NY 2008

 

B & O Munich, United Creators,Frankfurt: Istanbul. 2008

 

Finding lost Time’ NYC Art in Odd Places. 2008

 

Lana Santorelli Gallery NYC, 2008

 

Broadfoot and Broadfoot Gallery, NYC 2007

 

Kolok Gallery, North Adams, MA 2007

 

Soke Fine Art. Vail CO 2006

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

Bushwick Open Studios 2014, NYC

Light from a Stone, 2012, PSProjectSpace NYC

Color Shift 2012, Baco Gallery, BK NY 

The Ninth Wave 2011, PSProjectSpace NYC

Alchemical Skins 2010, Baco Gallery, BK NY

Post History 2010 - PSProjectSpace NYC.

Totems 2009, Red03 Gallery, Barcelona

Pigment and Patina, 2007 Midoma Gallery, New York, NY

Soke Fine Art, Vail Valley, CO 2006

Globeville Studios, Denver CO 2005, 2004, 2003, 

Woburn Gallery, London WC1 2001

The Engineer, London NW1 2001

 

SELECT COLLECTIONS

Joshua Bell Collection

Jeff Wolk Collection

Hoffinger Law Family Collection

Ketchum Family Collection

Roberts Family Collection

Robert Hernreich Collection

Dyer Family Collection

Pine Street Group Collection

Wyndham Group Collection

Longchamp Group Collection

Hodes Weill Collection

Los Collection

Okun Collection

Fenjves Collection

Barsoom Collection

Twomey Collection

Schertz Collection

Leffer Collection

Cohen Collection

Canfield Collection

Weaver Collection 

Killerlane Collection 

Sprayreagan Collection 

Magus Collection 

Davidson Collection

Bercho Collection

Krebs Family collection

Stein Family Collection

Carriage House Collection

 

Selected Press (click for details)