Nostalgic for Minimalism 4.16.2 - side view

Nostalgic for Minimalism 4.16.2 - side view

acrylic on birch wood panel 25 x 25 in. (detail)


Paula Izydorek (born 1970 in Michigan) is an American painter who spent her formative years in Southern California and since has lived in several major US cities. She is passionate about her heritage and has traveled to all but three of the states. During her travels Izydorek looks to contemporary painting and the abundant perfection found in nature for continual inspiration. Although she inherently knows the exquisiteness of nature can never be improved upon through the painting process it is her goal to paint homage to its vast heterogeneity of textures, formations and all-encompassing palates. Izydorek is in awe of the fact that nature exist without the need for validation. To achieve such humility as a painter will be her greatest accomplishment.

Izydorek received a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1997. Her first solo exhibition Resolution or Evolution: An Intimate Interpretation at Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona, CA in 2015. Her first catalogue Ingrained was published Fall 2016 with a coinciding solo exhibitions at the InTown Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (2016) and City Center Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (2017). Earlier this year she was featured with painter Jack Reilly in a two person show Boundless Imagination: Abstraction Remixed in Imperial, CA. Izydorek has participated in several group exhibitions: in Cleveland DayGloV in 2017, May Show (jurors: Joanne Cohen and Kim Webb) in 2016; in New York Perfect Lovers in 2015; and in Los Angeles B/W (juror: Laura Watts) in 2015 and Gleaming Apollo (juror: Shula Nazarien) in 2013. Her work is included in the Cleveland Art Association and in several private collections throughout the US and her paintings have been juried in numerous group exhibitions in Los Angeles regularly since 2012.

Izydorek currently exhibits, lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.