PAULA CROWN

1959 Born in Marblehead, Massachusetts

1980 Earned an A.B. in Management Science from Duke University, Magna Cum Laude

2009 Crown is appointed to President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

2012 Earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The artist lives and works in Aspen, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Inside My Head: A Contemporary Self Portrait, Virtual Exhibition at Hebrew University Art Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel 

2018 

I am FOR, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY

The Architecture of Memory, Dallas Contemporary, Venice, Italy

2017

SOLO TOGETHER, 10 Hanover Gallery, Mayfair, London

2016 

FREEZING RAIN, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY

BEARINGS DOWN, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX

2015 

The Paula Crown Affair, Holly Hunt with Marlborough Gallery, London

THE SUBLIME AND THE CENTER: DIMENSIONS OF LANDSCAPE, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY

2014 

Inside My Head: A Contemporary Self Portrait, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2013 

Phantasmagoria, Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO

Inside My Head: A Contemporary Self Portrait, Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

The Nature of Women, Art She Says

2020

This is America | USA Today, Kunsthal KAde, Amersfoort, NL

Sculpturally Distanced, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO

2019 

For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? International Center for Photography, New York, NY

Masterpiece London Art Fair, London, United Kingdom 

2018

IN THIS HOUSE, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

Masterpiece London Art Fair, London

2017 

American Genre: Contemporary Painting, Maine College of Art, ME

The Limelight Hotel Collection, The Limelight Hotel, Ketchum, ID

Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX

MTV RE:DEFINE, Dallas, TX

2016 

EXPO/Chicago, Marlborough Gallery Booth, Chicago, IL

off the wall, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

FOR FREEDOMS, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

Mount Analogue, Darrow Contemporary at Performance Ski, Aspen, CO

Aspen Art Crush, The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

2015 

Art Basel Miami Beach, Marlborough Gallery, Booth F6, Miami, FL

Independent Curators International, 40th Anniversary and Benefit Auction, New York, NY

Civilization and Its Discontents, SAIC 150th Alumni Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2014 

Brain-Art Initiative, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL

Inside Space, Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL

2012 

Go To Pieces: Recent Graduates from SAIC, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS

2021

EMANARE, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

Chalice, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY

Branded, CowParade 2021, New York, NY

EMANARE, Intersect 21, Palm Springs, CA

2020

The Wide Awakes Studio Window Installation, Chicago, IL

What Are You For, For Freedoms Public Art Installation (Forthcoming) 

JOKESTER, Sculpture Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

#solotogether (Messages for the City), Times Square Arts, New York, NY; The Mint Museum, Durham, North Carolina 

Thoughts & Prayers, Hurt People Hurt People, LIAR LIAR, Humble Hubris, For Freedoms Congress, Los Angeles, CA

2018 

Thoughts & Prayers, Hurt People Hurt People, For Freedoms Public Art Installation, Chicago, IL; Cheyanne, Wyoming; and Los Angeles, CA 

JOKESTER 2, Miami Design District, Miami, FL 

JOKESTER, Upper Gondola Plaza, The Little Nell, Aspen, CO

FREEZING RAIN, Future Worlds, Aurora Biennale, Dallas, TX

2015 

TRANSPOSITION: Over Many Miles, Miami Design District, Miami, FL

WALL-SPACE: The Non-Architecture of the Studio Wall, EXPO/Chicago, VIP Lounge, Chicago, IL

COLLABORATIONS

2021

Together, a short film, National Young Arts Foundation

2020

Paula Crown x Christy Rilling for The Wide Awakes

2019

Sam’s Restaurant, The Limelight Hotel, Snowmass, CO

2017

Holly Hunt x Paula Crown Atelier

Aspen Skiing Company Lift Tickets, Aspen, CO

The Limelight Hotel Collection, Snowmass, CO

The Limelight Hotel Collection, Ketchum, ID