Paul James ForteEmail: Pauljforte@gmail.com
Education1969 California College of Arts and CraftsOakland, California.Awards1990 Pollack/Krasner Foundation Fellowship Award1978 National Endowment for the Arts, Artist’s Fellowship AwardSelected One Person Exhibitions2017 AS220 Project Space, Providence, Rhode Island. The Alchemy of Collage. 2014 The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island. Poetic Vision: The Art of Paul Forte1998 Kim Foster Gallery, New York, New York. Boxes and cases.1981 80 Langton Street, San Francisco, California. Photo-installation and video art. 1980 Museum of Conceptual art. San Francisco, California. Performance art.1977 La Mamelle Gallery. San Francisco, California. Artist’s books, sculpture.1976 La Mamelle Gallery. San Francisco, California. Installation art.
1976 San Francisco Art Institute. San Francisco, California. The Annual, Performance art.Selected Group Exhibitions2019 Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Concord, Massachusetts. Unfoldingobject. Collage and assemblage. 2013 Hera Gallery, Wakefield, Rhode Island. Transformed Volumes, Artist’s book works.2012 The Thompson Gallery, Weston, Massachusetts. Traditional and Avant-Garde Collage. Collage and assemblage.2011 Wattis Institute, San Francisco, California. God Only Knows Who The Audience Is: Performance, Video, and Television Through the Lens of La Mamelle. Video art.2007 Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York, New York. The Conceptual Object. Assemblage.2004 Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut. Work from the Lewitt Collection. Poetic object, hand-made prints. 2003 Baltic, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Gates Head, England. Outside of a Dog. Artist’s books.
1999 The Alternative Museum, New York, New York, A Millennium Exhibition. Assemblage.1991 The Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut, Open Mind: The Lewitt Collection. Constructions.1986 Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, California, Making Signs. Drawings.1983 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, Drawings and Poetic objects.1979 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, (La Mamelle Gallery Survey), Artist’s books, Video art.1978 A Space, Toronto, Canada, Video installation, Performance art.1977 Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego, California, Artist’s books.1975 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, Information Show. Drawings and Poetic objects.Lectures2014 The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, Poetic Vision.
2013 Hera Gallery, Wakefield, Rhode Island, Transformed Volumes.
2006 The University of Rhode Island (Philosophy Department), Poetic Objects: the Commonplace Transformed. 2004 The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, Rhode Island,
The Artists Speak Program: The Poetry of Detritus. 1997 The California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California, Visiting Artist’s
Workshop: Ideas About Form. 1997 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Artwork Survey: 1973-1996. 1997 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, Artwork Survey: 1973-1996. 1995 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Honors Critique Program. 1982 The University of California, Berkeley, California, Notes on Recent Artwork. Reviews/Publications2019 Paul Crowther, Theory of the Art Object (Advances in Art and
Visual Studies Series) Routledge Press. 2017 The Review of World Literature, No. 3, 2017 (Slovakia). Editor/translator,
Peter Macsovszky. Essay and artworks. 2017 Suzanne Volmer, Artscope Magazine. Wonderment and Confusion,
Paul Forte, Visual Poet. May/June Issue. 2017 Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance,
Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Matthew Reason,
Anja Molle Lindelof. Memory, Time and Self: a text work based on
a Conceptual performance. Paul Forte. Routledge Press.2017 Eclipse Archive (online publication). Trilogy (Limited edition book works).
Paul Forte, 1979. 2013 Numero Cinq Magazine (online publication). Essay and artwork,
Visual Thinking and Cognitive Exploration. December Issue.2013 Numero Cinq Magazine. Essay and artwork, Transformed Volumes. June Issue.2013 Numero Cinq Magazine. Essay and artwork, Apothecary. March Issue. 2009 Doug Norris, South County Independent, Artist’s Fresh Vision enlivens
old mill. January 15 Issue. 2007 Arthur C. Danto. Lecture/review, Yale University Art Gallery,
New Haven, Connecticut, Paul Forte’s Headstone at Yale. 1998 Ken Johnson, Art In Review, The New York Times, David Eckard and
Paul Forte. January 16 Issue. 1998 Robert C. Morgan. Review: The Critical State of Art in New York,
Paul Forte. January Issue. 1978 Will Torphy, Artweek, Making Signs. January Issue.1983 Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, A Sampler of Coherence,
Skill. August 11 Issue.Selected Collections Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. Word work. Mills College, Oakland, California. Drawings. University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Artist's books. Museum of Modern Art (Artist’s books archive), New York, New York.
Artist's Books. Pacific Film Archive University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California.
Videos from La Mamelle Collection. Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. videos from La Mamelle Collection. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin Germany. Artist's Books. Sterling and Francine Clark Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Artist's Books University of California (U.C. San Diego Library), San Diego, California.
Artist's Books. The Lewitt Collection, Chester Connecticut. Constructions.