Paul Pitsker


"My newest watercolor paintings are quiet reflections on mortality, fragility and desire. The players in these sharply focused elegies are the other denizens of my studio work environs, insects and birds mostly, and they act out staged scenes of existential drama, often amid handwritten scraps of paper and the small artifacts of daily life. These images aim to reveal the hidden beauty and the potential for dark humor and pathos in a microcosmic world that is all too easily overlooked -- that is, when it is not being inadvertently crushed underfoot."


* Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
* Art Mentor Program, Santa Monica College, independent study with Ronn Davis
* Featured in Studio Visit Magazine, Long Beach District Weekly (cover), April 2008
* Los Angeles Art Show 2007 (catalog)
* LA Weekly Go (recommended exhibit) 2006
* Golden Artist Colors Award 2002, awarded by Alma Ruiz, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art,
    Los Angeles
* Visions International Prize for 2-D Media, 2002, awarded by Peter Frank, senior curator,
    Riverside Art Museum
* Outside The Lines First Prize, 2002, awarded by Joan Hugo, CalArts